Unit 3: Macroeconomics

Links to pages with lesson plans for unit 3

This is the link page to sub-pages, containing lesson plans and learning activities for the first unit of the IB economics course.  Under the new syllabus there is now a specific section entitled 'introduction to the economics course'.  I find that the following activities provide an effective introduction to the course.  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.  This unit has been created for the new syllabus, although it contains many of the existing concepts e.g. circular flow of income which were previously taught in the macroeconomics unit.

Unit 3: Macroeconomics

This unit should take up the remainder of year one and continue into year 2 - around 18 weeks in total.  It is largely unchanged from the previous syllabus, though this unit is now number 3, rather than unit two under the old syllabus. 

This section includes the following sections and syllabus areas:

Unit 3.1: Measuring economic activity and illustrating its variations

This is a link page to sub-pages, containing lesson plans and learning activities, which provide activities and lesson plans for the first macroeconomics unit, unit 3.1: Measuring economic activity and...

Unit 3.2: Variations in economic activity—aggregate demand and aggregate supply

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 3.2: Aggregate demand and supply. Under...

Unit 3.5 and 3.6: Demand management - fiscal and monetary policy

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 and 3.5: Demand management - fiscal and...

Unit 3.7: Supply side policies

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 3.7. Under the old syllabus this unit was...

Unit 3.3: Macroeconomic objectives

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 3.3. Under the old syllabus this unit was...

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 old syllabus this unit was...

Note: you do not need to complete the topics in sequence, with many IB teachers choosing to mix up the sequence of units in line with their own area of interest or area of speciality.

If as you work through the site you think of something that is missing that you would like to see added, please always feel free to email me at markiejohns30@gmail.com - and I will try to get something on the site as soon as possible. 

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Unit 3: Review sheets 16 August 2021

I have included this page, which contains a PDF handout as a simple revision exercise. I find that many IB students get...
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Unit 3.4: Economics of inequality and poverty 21 July 2021

This is a link page to sub-pages, containing lesson plans and learning activities, which provide activities and lesson plans...
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Unit 3.3: Macroeconomic objectives 21 July 2021

This is a link page to sub-pages, containing lesson plans and learning activities, which provide activities and lesson plans...
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Unit 3.7: Supply side policies 21 July 2021

This is a link page to sub-pages, containing lesson plans and learning activities, which provide activities and lesson plans...
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Unit 3.5 and 3.6: Demand management - fiscal and monetary policy 21 July 2021

This is a link page to sub-pages, containing lesson plans and learning activities, which provide activities and lesson plans...
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Unit 3.2: Variations in economic activity—aggregate demand and aggregate supply 21 July 2021

This is a link page to sub-pages, containing lesson plans and learning activities, which provide activities and lesson plans...
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