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Classroom Resources to Teach AP Macroeconomics

Page One Economics® Articles Aligned with the AP Macroeconomics Curriculum

Keep your students in the know on timely economic issues with Page One Economics®. Each of these articles provides a simple, short overview of a current economic event that offers students an opportunity to use close reading strategies.

The Teacher’s Guide in each article includes student questions and a teacher answer key, plus additional resources and lesson ideas for classroom, extra credit, or make-up assignments. To find the answer key, or to assign Page One Economics® as an online learning resource, register for an Econ Lowdown teacher account.

AP Macroeconomics Units and Topics are shown below, followed by the relevant Page One Economics® articles.

Unit 1: Basic Economic Concepts

Topics

  • Scarcity
  • Opportunity cost and the production possibilities curve
  • Comparative advantage and gains from trade
  • Supply and demand
  • Market equilibrium, disequilibrium, and changes in equilibrium

Unit 2: Economic Indicators and the Business Cycle

Topics

  • The circular flow and GDP
  • Unemployment
  • Price indices and inflation
  • Real vs. nominal GDP
  • Business cycles

Unit 3: National Income and Price Determination

Topics

  • Aggregate demand
  • Short-run and long-run aggregate supply
  • Equilibrium and changes in the aggregate demand‒aggregate supply model
  • Fiscal policy

Unit 4: Financial Sector

Topics

  • Financial assets
  • Definition, measurement, and functions of money
  • Banking and the expansion of the money supply
  • Monetary policy

Unit 5: Long-Run Consequences of Stabilization Policies

Topics

  • The Phillips curve
  • Money growth and inflation
  • Government deficits and national debt
  • Crowding out
  • Economic growth

Unit 6: Open Economy—International Trade and Finance

Topics

  • Balance of payments accounts
  • Exchange rates and the foreign exchange market
  • Effects of changes in policies and economic conditions on the foreign exchange market
  • Changes in the foreign exchange market and net exports
  • Real interest rates and international capital flows

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Audience:   High School
Language:   English
Subjects:   AP Economics, Economics
Resource Types:   Publications, Lessons