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What is Unemployment, How is it Measured, and Why Does the Fed Care? Lesson for Grades 7-10

In this lesson, students read and interpret choropleth maps, which contain unemployment data. They compare verbal descriptions of the labor market from the Federal Reserve's Beige Book with the mapped data. In addition, students compare unemployment data for different years. Students access or observe how to access this data online, using GeoFRED.

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This lesson plan is designed for teaching grades 7, 8, 9, and 10.

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Audience:   High School, Middle School
Language:   English
Subjects:   Civics/Government, Economics, Geography, STEM, Data Literacy
Resource Types:   Data, Lessons
Concepts:   Unemployment