Factors Influencing the GDP

In this activity, students will explore how a country's factors of production influence a country's level of gross domestic product (GDP). In the lesson, they will be are introduced to economic terminology, complete a graphic organizer, and participate in a group card sorting activity. Students will use their understanding of the factors influencing GDP to make and support a hypothesis about which GDP and GDP per capita goes with each country. They will then write a short piece using evidence from the card sort to justify which factors they think are most important in determining a country's GDP.

Lesson Components

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