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Students will: Understand important economic factors that indicate whether the U.S. economy is experiencing an recession. Analyze historical charts that plot economic recessions for the past 50 years. Compare and contrast past recessions with the current recession. Plot the numbers for key economic indicators during the current recession. Using the economic indicators to theorize about the state of the economy in the current recession. Compare their theories on the state of the economy with economic experts.


  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Civics
  • Social Studies > Current Events
  • Social Studies > Economics
  • Social Studies > Global Awareness
  • Social Studies > Government
  • Social Studies > Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Social Studies > United States Government

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


Economy lesson plan economic social studies civics government recession



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