Principles of Macroeconomics

WEEK ONE

1.

The first day of class served as an introduction to macroeconomics. Course materials included:

Syllabus for paper-based section and tablet-based section

Copies of the same syllabi formatted to the university template are available here and here

Attendance, participation, and professionalism rubric

Absence Notification Form (requires Fresno State login)

Google Classroom (requires Fresno State login)

Guidelines for policy debate assignment for paper-based section and tablet-based section

Slides for paper-based section and tablet-based section

Guided notes for paper-based section and tablet-based section

In-class activity for paper-based section and tablet-based section

Hard copy of instructions for first homework assignment

First homework (requires Fresno State login)


2.

On the second day of class, we continued our introduction to economics.

Slides

In-class activity for paper-based section and tablet-based section

Same guided notes from last time

Extra credit opportunity (substitute for weekend homework)


WEEK TWO

3.

On the third day of class, we learned our first model, the Production Possibilities Frontier (PPF).

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity

Handout on shape of PPF

Second homework (requires login)


4.

On the fourth day of class, we started to discuss the supply-and-demand model of a market.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity for paper-based and tablet-based sections

Handout on supply-and-demand model

Heads up on next in-class activity for paper-based and tablet-based sections

Third homework (requires login)


5.

On the fifth day of class, we wrapped up our discussion of the supply-and-demand model of a market.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity for paper-based section and tablet-based section

Fourth homework (requires login), which helps you assess whether you're reading to move on or not


WEEK THREE

6.

On the sixth day of class, we discussed our first key macroeconomic variable: unemployment.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity for paper-based section and tablet-based section

Fifth homework (requires login)


7.

On the seventh day of class, we wrapped up our discussion of unemployment.

Slides

Same guided notes from last time

Handout on supply-and-demand model of labor market

In-class activity for paper-based section and tablet-based section

Sixth homework (requires login)


8.

On the eighth day of class, we started to discuss our next key macro variable, the price level.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity for paper-based section and tablet-based section

Seventh homework (requires login)


WEEK FOUR

9.

On the ninth day, we wrapped up our discussion of the price level and started to discuss GDP.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity for paper-based section and Google Classroom question for tablet-based section

Eighth homework (requires login)


10.

On the 10th day, we continued our discussion of GDP.

Slides

In-class activity for paper-based section and tablet-based section

Ninth homework (requires login)


11.

On the 11th day, we discussed money and interest rates.

Slides

Guided notes with handouts on interest rates and more applications of supply-and-demand model

In-class activity for paper-based section and Quizizz for tablet-based section

Handout on first mid-term exam

10th homework (requires login), which will help you practice for the first mid-term exam

Copy of 10th homework

Link to info on test of financial literacy


WEEK FIVE

12.

On the 12th day, we discussed foreign exchange rates.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity on review for paper-based section and tablet-based section

11th homework: Self-assessment (requires login)


13.

On the 13th day, we reviewed for our first mid-term exam.

Slides

Kahoot! as in-class activity

Handout for review for paper-based section and tablet-based section

Hwk is to study for exam


14.

On the 14th day, we took our first mid-term exam.

Handout for after exam


WEEK SIX

Presidents' Day Holiday

15.

On the 15th day, we discussed macroeconomic models.

Slides

Handout and in-class activity for paper-based section

Handout, collaborative slides, and additional instructions for tablet-based class

Optional hwk is exam wrapper


16.

On the 16th day, we started to discuss the Classical and Keynesian perspectives on the economy.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity for paper-based section and Quizizz for tablet-based section

12th homework for paper-based section and tablet-based section, which is to pick your policy debate question


WEEK SEVEN

17.

On the 17th day, we continued our discussion of Classical economics.

Slides

Guided notes

Handout on quantity theory

In-class activity for paper-based section and GoFormative for tablet-based section

13th homework (requires login)


18.

On the 18th day, we wrapped up our discussion of Classical economics and started to discuss Keynesian economics.

Slides

In-class activity for paper-based section and GoFormative for tablet-based section

Guide to Keynesian cross model

14th homework (requires login)


19.

On the 19th day, we continued our discussion of the "Keynesian cross" model.

Slides

In-class activity for paper-based section and tablet-based section

Same guide from last time

15th homework (requires login)


WEEK EIGHT

20.

On the 20th day, we continued our discussion of the "Keynesian cross" model.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity for paper-based section and Socrative for tablet-based section

Handout on last homework

Handout on balanced budget multiplier

16th homework (requires login)


21.

On the 21st day, we continued our discussion of Keynesian economics.

Slides

In-class activity for paper-based section and Quizizz for tablet-based section

Guided notes

17th homework for paper-based section and tablet-based section (requires login)


22.

On the 22nd day, we started to discuss "Austerian" economics.

Clip: Shrimp running on treadmill

Slides

In-class activity for paper-based section and GoFormative for tablet-based section

Guided notes

18th homework (requires login)


WEEK NINE

23.

On the 23rd day, we wrapped up our discussion of Austerian economics and did a mini-review and preview.

Gallup Test of Economic Literacy slides

Main slides

Guided notes

In-class activity

19th homework, which is a mini-review homework (requires login)

Copy of 19th homework


24.

On the 24th day, we started to discuss the "Aggregate Demand-Aggregate Supply" (AD-AS) model.

Slides

Guide to the AD-AS model

Handout on next in-class activity for paper-based section and DISCOVERe version

20th homework (requires login)


25.

On the 25th day, we continued our discussion of the AD-AS model.

Slides

In-class activity for paper-based section and DISCOVERe section

21st homework (requires login), which is last hwk before policy debate paper due


WEEK TEN

26.

On the 26th day, we wrapped up our discussion of the AD-AS model for now.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity for paper-based section and GoFormative for DISCOVERe section

No homework, except to work on policy debate paper.


27.

On the 27th day, we started to discuss monetary policy by discussing interest rates and the money supply.

Slides

Guided notes

Handout on money multiplier theory

Handout on next in-class activity for paper-based section and DISCOVERe version

No homework, except to work on policy debate paper.


28.

On the 28th day, we discussed the money multiplier theory. Your policy debate paper was also due by the beginning of class.

Slides

Same guided notes from last time

In-class activity for paper-based section and DISCOVERe version

22nd homework (requires login), which is due when we get back from Spring Break


Spring Break

WEEK ELEVEN

29.

On the 29th day, we wrapped up our discussion of the money multiplier theory and also discussed the quantity theory of money.

Slides

Guided notes

Handout on quantity theory

In-class activity for paper-based section and DISCOVERe version

23rd homework (requires login)


30.

On the 30th day, we continued our discussion of monetary policy.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity for paper-based section and DISCOVERe section

24th homework (requires login)

Handout on second mid-term exam, too


31.

On the 31st day, we continued our discussion of monetary policy.

Slides for in-class activity

Left over from 30th day slides

Same guided notes from last time

Groups for next time for paper-based class and DISCOVERe class

In-class activity for paper-based class and activity for DISCOVERe class

25th homework, which will help you practice for the exam (requires login)

Copy of 25th homework


WEEK TWELVE

32.

On the 32nd day, we started to review for our second mid-term exam.

Slides

In-class activity for paper-based class and activity for DISCOVERe class

No homework, except to study for exam.


33.

On the 33rd day, we continued to review for our second mid-term exam.

Slides

Another handout on exam

Same in-class activity from last time

No homework, except to study for exam.


34.

On the 34th day, we took our second mid-term exam.

Handout for after exam


WEEK THIRTEEN

35.

On the 35th day, we started to discuss open-economy issues, focusing on FOREX rates.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity for paper-based section and DISCOVERe version

Handout on supply-and-demand model of FOREX rates again

Optional homework: Second mid-term exam wrapper


36.

On the 36th day, we continued our discussion of international finance.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity for paper-based section and DISCOVERe version

26th homework (Fresno State login required)


37.

On the 37th day, we wrapped up our discussion of international finance.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity for paper-based section and DISCOVERe version

27th homework (Fresno State login required)


WEEK FOURTEEN

38.

On the 38th day, we started our discussion of international trade.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity on absolute vs. comparative advantage

In-class activity on presentation for paper-based section and DISCOVERe section

28th homework (requires login)


39.

On the 39th day, we continued our discussion of international trade.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity on principal of comparative advantage for paper-based section and DISCOVERe version

No homework, except to prepare for policy debate presentation.


40.

On the 40th day, we started to wrap up our semester as we got ready for student presentations.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity for paper-based section and DISCOVERe version

No homework, except to prepare for policy debate presentation.


WEEK FIFTEEN

41.

On the 41st day, the second part of your policy debate assignment was due.

Multi-day in-class activity for paper-based section and DISCOVERe version

Optional survey as homework


42.

On the 42nd day, we continued student presentations.

Handout on final exam

29th homework, which is to make a multiple-choice exam question (requires login)


43.

On the 43rd day, we wrapped up student presentations.

Slides on policy statements

In-class activity on confidence in policy statements for paper-based sections and DISCOVERe version

Last hwk: Attendance, participation, and professionalism self-assessment (requires login)


WEEK SIXTEEN

44.

On the 44th day, we started reviewing for the final exam.

Slides

In-class activity for paper-based sections and DISCOVERe version


45.

On the last last day of scheduled instruction, we reviewed for our final exam.

Another handout on final exam