Unit 3.4: Economics of inequality and poverty

Links to pages with lesson plans for unit 3.4: Economics of inequality and poverty

This is a link page to sub-pages, containing lesson plans and learning activities, which provide activities and lesson plans for the macroeconomics unit, unit 3.4.  Under the new syllabus the economics of inequality and poverty plays a greater role in the syllabus. 

Typically each lesson plan includes resources to use on an interactive whiteboard and worksheets to print. The pages have full student access to give maximum flexibility to the teacher and the student. There are theoretical notes for extended reading and teacher notes at the top that provide timing information lesson objectives and activity instructions.

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Assessment page

This page provides a map of the various assessments included in the unit, including short answers responses, essays and areas for discussion. I have included a section A and section B blank essay template...


This lesson focuses on the level of income equality in the country. A good way to start this lesson off is with the simple question: 'has income inequality, within your country, got better or worse in...

The role of spending and taxation on inequality

This lesson continues to focus on the level of income inequality within a country, focusing on the role that progressive taxes play in reducing the level of inequality in the economy. This is a good...

Consequences of economic growth

This lesson looks at the positive and negative consequences of the third macroeconomic objective, economic growth. Many of your students will be from economies that have experienced rapid economic growth...

Economic growth and inequality review sheet

I have included this page, which contains a PDF handout as a simple revision exercise. I find that many IB students get a degree of comfort from these short summary handouts.The review sheet is available...

Unit 3.3-3.4: Multiple choice

Available as a PDF file at: Unit 3.3-3.4 macroeconomic objectives

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