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Below is a sample breakdown of the U.S. Economic and Fiscal Policy chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Regulatory policy||Typical parameters of regulatory policy, how and why regulatory policies are developed, policy-related political conflict|
|Tuesday||The business cycle||The business cycle defined, how the business cycles relates to economic growth|
|Wednesday||Fiscal policy and monetary policy||Fiscal policy, monetary policy, the Federal Reserve System, the U.S. government's usage of fiscal and monetary policies|
|Thursday||Defending the U.S. economy||Fiscal and monetary policies specifically designed to protect the economy|
|Friday||Promoting the U.S. economy||Fiscal and monetary policies specifically designed to promote the business, agriculture and labor|
1. Regulatory Policy: Definition, Processes & Examples
The following lesson covers how the U.S. government uses its regulatory policy to oversee business activities. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
2. The Business Cycle: Economic Performance Over Time
Learn the economic terms that describe economic performance over time and how indicators such as unemployment and inflation behave throughout these economic fluctuations.
3. What is Fiscal Policy?
The following lesson will cover how the U.S. government uses fiscal policy to affect the economy. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
4. Monetary Policy & The Federal Reserve System
This lesson covers the Federal Reserve System's use of monetary policy to help promote the economy. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
5. How the Government Protects the U.S. Economy
The following lesson will cover the ways in which the government protects the U.S. economy and ensures stable economic growth. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.
6. How the Government Promotes Economic Interests
The following lesson will cover how the government promotes its economic interests through businesses, labor, and agriculture. There will be a short quiz following the lesson to check your understanding.
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