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41 resources with the concept government spending

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Crash Course: Economics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Nudge Theory, Game Theory, and Oligopoly? A 35-part video Crash Course goes beyond supply and demand and provides young economists with everything they need to know about economics. Based on the 2015 AP Economics guidelines, the...
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Crash Course: U.S. Government and Politics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Help high schoolers become more informed citizens with a crash course in United States Government and Politics. Narrated by Craig Benzine, the 50-video course is based on the 2014 AP U.S. Government and Politics curriculum. Viewers learn...
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County Government: High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Balancing a budget—the bane of many people's existence! Yet, its' something that must be done, especially in government systems. The resource, fourth in a seven-part series exploring local government, focuses on various exercises that...
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The Economics of House of Cards

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How does the modern television show House of Cards and its dramatization of a power-hungry congressman in American government illustrate public choice theory—the concept that politicians retain personal interests after being elected into...
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EconMovies 5: Cars (GDP, Recession, and Fiscal Policy)

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Compare and contrast world economies and their differences in capital, and examine the four components of GDP with a dynamic speaker and scenes from the movie Cars. The video draws connections between the film and topics such as the...
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Senators' Pay in the First Congress

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Senators are public servants but they do get paychecks. The activity focuses on historical analysis and a treasury document from the first Congress. Scholars read the document, answer questions, and participate in group discussion to...
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Featured Activity: Exploring Questions for the 2020 Census

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Just what is the census for? Using data and census questions, class members explore how officials gather information. Then, they consider how the government uses the answers to determine how it spends its money with a collaborative...
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On This Day: 2008 Financial Crisis

For Students 7th - 12th
Was the financial crisis of 2008 a repeat of the stock market crash of 1929? A thought-provoking resource explores the effects of the 2008 crisis with the words of then-future President Obama. Historians hear a brief outline of the...
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Government Spending

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Spend some time with lines of best fit. An informative unit has learners investigate government spending. They research data on poverty, educational spending, social security, and defense spending, and then analyze lines of best fit for...
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The Egyptian Pharaohs: Wise Investors or Wasteful Spenders?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
How should a government invest its surpluses? Using the ancient Egyptians as a case study, learners consider whether the pyramids were an example of wasteful spending or a good use of resources. Activities include worksheets that allow...
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2005 AP® Microeconomics Free-Response Questions Form B

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
A rabies vaccine company has a monopoly, but fluctuations in wages are impacting its profits. A series of questions from College Board considers the problem. Other practice questions include an examination of price and output curves and...
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2006 AP® Microeconomics Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Communities often experience a tug-of-war between a desire for open space and a need for development. How can governmental policy affect each side of the issue? Scholars consider the question, along with queries on pricing and...
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2008 AP® Microeconomics Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
The government can tweak the economy through a variety of tools. What are their long- and short-term effects? A problem set from College Board examines how the government sometimes pulls the strings to control the economy. 
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2003 AP® Macroeconomics Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
A country experiences inflation. What options does the government have to control the problem? Using authentic materials from College Board, learners consider the problem. Additional questions explore supply and demand curves, as well as...
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2006 AP® Macroeconomics Free-Response Questions Form B

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How does employment affect supply and demand? It may seem like a simple question, but an authentic prompt from College Board helps learners unpack various scenarios. Additional queries explore exchange rates and the effects of monetary...
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2008 AP® Macroeconomics Free-Response Questions Form B

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
What happens if Mexico decreases tariffs on imported cars? Learners consider the question and others using authentic College Board materials. Other questions include evaluating the effects of government spending on a fictional country...
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2010 AP® Macroeconomics Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Defense spending often has massive impacts on the economy. Learners consider its effect in a hypothetical case and structured questions from College Board. A second query asks them to consider the effects of international trade on...
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The Federal Government's Budget Process

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Over the past two decades, the federal government has shut down at least four times. Pupils may have a tough time understanding the significance of these events without appropriate background. A graphic resource traces the budget...
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Introduction: Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What does the government do, exactly? Scholars investigate the many roles government plays in the everyday lives of Americans. The short video clip leads to open discussion of the functions of government and politics in the United States. 
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Fiscal Policy and Stimulus

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A country with high recessionary and inflationary gaps has several options to stimulate growth. A video focused on fiscal policy inspires young economists to explore the ways a government can influence, regulate, and stabilize (or...
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Intro to Economics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
There's an opportunity cost to everything you do, but it's minimal when you're learning about an applicable topic like economics. Join the Crash Course team as they introduce a 35-part video series on economics and briefly address some...
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Counties Work

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Through an interactive, online game, your pupils will gain insight into the processes and features of local government by managing their own counties, working to adjust taxes, plan the county budget, draw in new citizens, keep citizens...
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Robert Skidelsky on Keynesian Economics - It's All About Spending

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Get the full scoop on John Maynard Keynes and the origins of his incredible influence on macroeconomics and the role of government. British economist Robert Skidelsky offers unique insight into Keynesian economics and its fundamental...
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County Commissioners and Independent Boards

For Teachers 10th Standards
Class members engage in a simulation in which they assume the roles of members of various independent boards and appeal to country commissioners for funding for their projects.