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FRED Interactive: 7 Activities in 7 Minutes

The FRED database includes hundreds of thousands of data series from dozens of national, international, public, and private sources. The FRED website allows users to combine and display data with an easy-to-master mix of tools. In this interactive lesson, students learn to use several FRED features that are key for understanding and visualizing data: formatting data units and frequency and customizing the graph.

Related: 10 FRED Activities in 10 Minutes, a lesson plan designed for face-to-face instruction.

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Audience:   High School, College
Language:   English
Subjects:   Economics, Data Literacy
Resource Types:   Data, Charts/Graphs, Online Course
Concepts:   Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Business Cycle