FRED Interactives are online modules that teach data literacy and economic content at the same time. Students learn how to build and customize FRED graphs and then interpret the data–all within the Econ Lowdown Teacher Portal.
Students practice information literacy skills related to three threshold concepts: Searching as strategic exploration, information has value, and research as inquiry.
Students compare manufacturing unit labor costs across countries. These costs help us quantify the comparative advantage of the United States relative to other countries.
Students compare the nominal value of the federally mandated minimum wage with its inflation-adjusted real value.
This lesson plan is designed to supplement the “FRED Interactive: Information Literacy” online course.
In this session of the Econ Lowdown webinar series, presenters from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis discuss strategies for using data in the classroom as an effective way to make content relevant in a variety of subjects.