United States: Economy


World Cultures North America United States: Economy
Students are introduced to the idea that the same product has different value in different economic systems around the world. Then the student learns about the U.S. Federal Reserve System as well as the concepts of inflation and deflation. Next, students explore what it means to be a free enterprise economy and explain how the United States is a mixed economy. Finally, students create an infographic that is designed to inform younger students about the basics of the U.S. economic system.

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In this experience, students are introduced to the idea that the same product has different value in different economic systems around the world. Then the student learns about the U.S. Federal Reserve System as well as the concepts of inflation and deflation. Next, students explore what it means to be a free enterprise economy and explain how the United States is a mixed economy. Finally, students create an infographic that is designed to inform younger students about the basics of the U.S. economic system.

Objectives:

  • Describe the way the United States organizes its free enterprise economy.
  • Identify and describe the role of the United States in the world today.


If someone handed you a 10-dollar bill, what would you do with it? Some people might rush right out and spend it, while others would save it for later. What individuals in the United States do with their money is connected to the overall U.S. economic system. In this experience, you will learn more about how that system works.

Objectives:

  • Describe the way the United States organizes its free enterprise economy.
  • Identify and describe the role of the United States in the world today.




To begin your exploration of the economic system of the United States, watch How much food can you buy for $5 around the world?


What did you notice from the video? What questions do you have now? How does the United States compare to the other countries?

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Discuss student responses and set the stage for discussing the economic system of the United States.


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