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5E Educator

Fall 2011

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In this edition of the 5E Educator, two articles shed light on the causes of – and possible impediments to – recoveries. These articles pose such critical questions as: What factors determine the strength of recoveries? Why has unemployment been so severe? We hope these articles and accompanying activities encourage students to consider the underlying causes and complexities of economic recoveries and generate meaningful discussion about what lies ahead.

In This Issue


A Recovery Mind Meld, or The Amazing Race, a Matching Game

Jobless Recoveries: Causes and Consequences

What are some of the short- and long-termimplications associated with a jobless recovery?

Beyond the Textbook

Teaching tips and resources for your classroom

Heard Over the P.A.

Notable events in the Fifth District and tour information