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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Education Level: 9-12 6-8
Subjects: Civics/Government Economics Geography STEM Data Literacy
Concepts: Unemployment
Resource Types: Data Lesson
Languages: English
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