First Macro Lessons Available Now!
September 14, 2023
Lesson 3.1: Hands-on Circular Flow
Students use a circular flow simulation board—and household items like pasta and pennies—to get a tactile understanding of economic interdependence.
Lesson 3.2: Setting the Stage
Here, students are introduced to four essential macroeconomic indicators, providing a framework for the unit and the unit assessment A Practice Guide to the U.S. Economy. Remember to login as a member to view assessments. Become an Econiful member (if you aren't already).
About the Unit Assessment
In line with our approach in Units 1 and 2, the Unit 3 (Macroeconomics) assessment has been crafted in advance. Unlike traditional high-stakes tests, this assessment is meant to be done in segments throughout the unit. The grand finale? Students craft their own economic dashboards and reflect on what they've learned.
Why Lesson 3.2 is Extra-Long
You'll notice Lesson 3.2 is quite extensive—that's intentional. It includes work-day-specific instructions and slides to help educators who want to dive in now, even before all unit lessons are up. These pages will be relocated to their relevant lessons as they go live.
Not sure how to implement this segmented assessment? Email Kathleen Cusack at Kathleen@econiful.org to schedule a quick 15-minute Zoom chat to answer any questions.
Stay tuned—more lessons are on the way! As always, we would love to hear your feedback after you implement all or part of any lesson using our Feedback Form.