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Lesson Activity - Macro Policies Under the Spotlight in the Focus Circle

The Focus Circle is quickly becoming one of our most popular teaching & learning activities and here is a version that comes ready-made for a lesson macroeconomic policy.

In the Focus Circle, students are shown up to 4 topic areas (categories) inside. Around the Focus Circle are up to 18 words/ phrases which belong to one or more of the different categories. Students select 1 of the topic areas and decide which of the key words/ phrases belong inside the Focus Circle (words that are specifically related to that topic area).

So, is currency intervention a supply-side policy? Is "forward guidance" part of fiscal or monetary policy? Can your students define the words or phrases they select? Can they provide an example to back-up their selection.

The possibilities for an engaging and effective lesson are endless...

Download Focus Circle Macro Policies

Create your own topic versions of Focus Circle (this resource can also be shared among other departments!)

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