Get your students moving with this innovative take on the business cycle. In this activity students will create a graph with the data points placed around the room for a fictional country. You can tape the data points to the wall or lay them on desks. Students will then plot the data points for GDP growth and the unemployment rate on the provided graph. After completion of the graph, students will answer 10 open-ended questions.
This product includes:
-15 Data Points (with year, GDP growth, and the unemployment rate)
-Student Worksheet (with graph and 10 open-ended questions)
-Teacher Answer Key (with completed graph and open-ended question answers)
-Scenario and Graph Key (with instructions to display on the board to introduce the activity and graph key for students to check their graph at the end of the activity)
-Print one class set of the data points and a student worksheet for each student.
-Cut each sheet in half so there is one set of data points for each sheet. Laminate for re-use.
-Place the data points on desks/tables or hang the data points around the classroom or hallway with tape.
-Decide if you would like students to complete the activity individually, with a partner, or a small group. Assign partner(s) if desired.
-Students will each need a student worksheet and two colored pens or colored pencils.
-Instruct students that they can start at any set of data points.
-Students should record the data points on their graph.
-Once all data points have been recorded they should answer the other questions on the worksheet.
-Close with a discussion about correct answers.
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