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Economics - 12th
title: 'Exploring the Impact of Supply and Demand on Prices' compliance: 'Common Core State Standards for Economics' subject: 'Economics' summary: 'Engage your twelfth-grade students in a hands-on activity that explores the relationship between supply, demand, and prices.' topic: 'Supply and Demand: Impact on Prices' In this activity, students will have the opportunity to delve into the fascinating world of economics by exploring the impact of supply and demand on prices. Through a combination of research, analysis, and critical thinking, students will gain a deeper understanding of how these fundamental economic concepts shape the prices of goods and services in the market. Learning Outcomes: - Understand the relationship between supply, demand, and prices - Analyze real-world examples to identify the factors that influence prices - Apply economic principles to predict the impact of changes in supply and demand on prices Methodology: 1. Introduction (10 minutes): - Begin the activity by providing a brief overview of the concepts of supply, demand, and prices. Use real-world examples to illustrate how changes in supply and demand can affect prices. 2. Research and Analysis (30 minutes): - Divide the students into small groups and assign each group a specific product or service to research. Encourage them to gather information on the factors that influence the supply and demand of their assigned product or service. - Instruct the groups to analyze the gathered data and identify the key factors that impact the prices of their assigned product or service. 3. Group Presentations (20 minutes): - Give each group an opportunity to present their findings to the class. Encourage them to explain the relationship between supply, demand, and prices based on their research and analysis. 4. Class Discussion (15 minutes): - Facilitate a class discussion to further explore the impact of supply and demand on prices. Encourage students to ask questions, share their insights, and challenge each other's ideas. 5. Application Activity (25 minutes): - Provide the students with a hypothetical scenario where the supply or demand of a specific product or service changes. Ask them to predict the impact of this change on the prices of the product or service, and justify their predictions using economic principles. 6. Assessment (10 minutes): - Conclude the activity with a short quiz or written reflection where students demonstrate their understanding of the relationship between supply, demand, and prices. Resources/Materials Required: - Whiteboard or blackboard - Markers or chalk - Research materials (books, articles, websites) - Presentation tools (e.g., PowerPoint, Google Slides) - Hypothetical scenarios for the application activity - Quiz or reflection prompts for the assessment Instructions: 1. Begin the activity by introducing the concepts of supply, demand, and prices. Use real-world examples to illustrate their significance. 2. Divide the students into small groups and assign each group a specific product or service to research. Instruct them to gather information on the factors that influence the supply and demand of their assigned product or service. 3. Allow the groups time to analyze the gathered data and identify the key factors that impact the prices of their assigned product or service. 4. Give each group an opportunity to present their findings to the class. Encourage them to explain the relationship between supply, demand, and prices based on their research and analysis. 5. Facilitate a class discussion to further explore the impact of supply and demand on prices. Encourage students to ask questions, share their insights, and challenge each other's ideas. 6. Provide the students with a hypothetical scenario where the supply or demand of a specific product or service changes. Ask them to predict the impact of this change on the prices of the product or service, and justify their predictions using economic principles. 7. Conclude the activity with a short quiz or written reflection where students demonstrate their understanding of the relationship between supply, demand, and prices. By the end of this activity, students should: - Know the relationship between supply, demand, and prices - Understand the factors that influence prices - Be able to apply economic principles to predict the impact of changes in supply and demand on prices This engaging and interactive activity will not only enhance students' understanding of economics but also develop their critical thinking and analytical skills in the context of real-world scenarios. Enjoy exploring the fascinating world of supply, demand, and prices with your twelfth-grade students!

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Common Core State Standards for Economics

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