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Spending and Tax Multipliers Activity

Grade Levels
9th - 12th
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Do you need a fantastic activity that provides your students with plenty of graphing practice with the spending and tax multiplier effects? This activity is the perfect tool you need to guide your students toward a deeper comprehension of how fiscal policy and the multiplier effect affect real GDP output!

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1) This "Spending and Tax Multipliers" Activity provides your students with EIGHT different aggregate economic graphs that they can use to practice principles taught in your classroom! Your students are asked to use their knowledge to analyze each aggregate economy listed, identify the appropriate policy needed to correct economic conditions, calculate the spending or tax multiplier, determine the size of the fiscal policy needed to close the GDP gap present, and then graph the change. The activity then concludes with TWO short-answer free response questions. These FRQs are written in a format similar to the CollegeBoard, and will ask students to critically think about what they've learned.

You can use this activity on its own, or in conjunction with our Propensities and Multipliers Activity:

Propensities and Multipliers Activity

This activity can be used in many different ways in the classroom. Students can work independently, in pairs or this activity can be used as a jigsaw in order to facilitate a class wide discussion about the topics discussed in the activity.

2) A detailed answer key to the lesson activity to save you time and help guide student comprehension.

This activity can also be found in a bundle paired with a PowerPoint, Keynote and PDF version of a fully customizable lecture found here:

Propensities and Multipliers Bundle

If you like this activity, check out our Unit Activity Bundle that includes activities for all of the objectives in this unit.

Fiscal Policy Unit Activity Bundle

Best of all, this activity aligns to our "Unit 3.3 - Propensities and Multipliers" video lecture, which can be found here:

Unit 3.3 - Propensities and Multipliers

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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