GDP and Pizza: Economics for Life Online Module for Teachers and Students
GDP and Pizza: Economics for Life is designed to help students in civics, economics and other social studies classes grasp challenging economic content – and to explain why these topics are important for citizens to understand.
- Preview the GDP and Pizza: Economics for Life Online Module.
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The module includes numerous interactive checks for understanding, video clips of a Fed economist explaining concepts and everyday examples that will make sense to students. In addition, students complete a pre- and post-test to assess learning.
Section One covers:
- the definition Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
- the components of GDP
- per capita GDP
Section Two covers:
- real vs. nominal GDP
- levels vs. percentage change
- importance of a growing economy
- trend growth rate
- uses for GDP data
- automatic stabilizers
Related: View the GDP and Pizza Short Modules for Teachers and Students. The short modules are:
This lesson received the 2015 Curriculum Gold Award from the National Association of Economic Educators.
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