Lesson 2
How Economic Performance From 2007-2009 Compares to Other Periods in U.S. History

The students examine information and data about six recessions in the United States. In small groups, they use the information to make short presentations about the recessions, highlighting data on economic performance during the time periods, and then they present this information to the class. The students discuss similarities and differences between the various events and guess which years they correspond to.


  • Business Cycles
  • Depression
  • Inflation
  • Macroeconomic Indicators
  • Money
  • Money Supply
  • Recession
  • Supply
  • Unemployment
  • Unemployment Rate

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