Learning Activity 1: Reviewing Economic Vocab Words
Lesson Context: This activity is designed for a 10th grade Economics course. It is a review of the previous lesson, which described several vocabulary words relating to the process of production, distribution, and consumption. During a discussion at the start of class, students will be show the images and asked to first explain which concept they believe it is describing and then why they believe it represents that term.
Learning Activity 2: Comparing and Contrasting States’ Population and Income
Lesson Context: This activity is also for a 10th grade Economics course. This activity is designed to show students the correlation between GDP and population. This would be shown in class as a discussion prompt. To aid their observations of the maps, students will answer questions such as:
- What are some factors that might affect a state’s GDP?
- Which states have high populations yet low GDP?
- What is the correlation between population and GDP?
Left Image: “File:Map of each state’s population as of 2013.svg” by Ali Zifan is marked with CC0 1.0
Right Image: “File:Map of U.S. states by GDP per capita in U.S. dollars (2012).svg” by Ali Zifan is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0