ERIC Number: ED451092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Midwest Economy Curriculum Package: An Examination of the Midwest Economy and Its Prospects.
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, IL.
During 1995-96, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's (Illinois) Research Department carried out a comprehensive study of the Midwest economy. Researchers looked at the region's performance over the past 10-15 years to look for lessons for the future. The study included a series of academic symposia which brought together academic, private sector, and government economists. Some of the strongest findings of the project dealt with labor markets. Structural changes in the economy have altered how work is carried out, as well as the kinds and quantity of work that is available. This curriculum package highlights the study's key findings. The curriculum package contains four items: (1) all symposium summaries packaged to provide background on the research for teachers; (2) an article summarizing the policy implications of the project, intended for students; (3) full-page transparency masters of all charts, tables, and graphs presented in the summaries; and (4) a series of suggested activities that can be done with students to focus on the project's key findings and policy implications, including: a quick, 1-day activity; a longer research-oriented project; and an activity in which students consider what the project's findings may mean to them as they plan for the future. This package can be used when studying issues related to economic structure and growth, and in examining the role of numerous economic factors in the economy; as such, it is better as a culminating activity than an introduction. (BT)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Economic Research, Economics, Economics Education, Futures (of Society), Geographic Regions, High Schools, Social Studies
Director of Economic Education, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, P.O. Box 834, Chicago, IL 60690-0834. Tel: 312-322-5109; Fax: 312-322-5515; Web site: http://www.chicagofed.org/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, IL.