Learn all material in the AP® Macroeconomics curriculum from highly regarded AP instructors and college professors.
About this course
Learn key concepts and AP® Macroeconomics material from top AP instructors, including many of the same high school teachers and college faculty who helped design the AP curriculum in partnership with the College Board.
Each module will cover a major concept in the AP® Macroeconomics course, based on Advanced Placement® standards.
All topics are broken into bite-sized pieces—with short instructional videos, interactive graphs, and practice problems.
Throughout the 18 core modules, you will also find more than 30 short videos. Each one is placed at a critical juncture – ensuring you don’t miss important ideas, definitions and concepts.
- Basic Macroeconomics Concepts
- Supply & Demand
- Measures of Economic Performance
- Nominal & Real Values
- Classical & Keynesian Models
- Aggregate Demand
- Aggregate Supply
- Short-Run Macroeconomic Equilibrium
- Moving to Long-Run Equilibrium
- Economic Growth
- Fiscal Policy
- Money & the Money Market
- Money Creation
- Monetary Policy
- Loanable Funds
- Phillips Curve
- Comparative Advantage & Trade
- Foreign Exchange Markets
This course is specifically designed for blended learning in AP classrooms, but can also be used by AP students independently as supplementary help and exam review.
* Advanced Placement® and AP® are trademarks registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, these offerings.
At a glance
- Institution: DavidsonNext
- Subject: Economics & Finance
- Level: Introductory
- Language: English
- Video Transcript: English
What you'll learn
- Mastery of the AP® Macroeconomics curriculum
- Build confidence in the material as you learn key concepts from experienced AP® Macroeconomics teachers
- Build graphical intuition through interactive graphing
- Practice for your exam with graded exam-style questions (with explanations)
- Dr. Clark Ross, Economics Professor, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
- Sally Meek, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, Plano West Senior High, Plano, TX
- Supply & Demand: Sally Meek, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, Plano West Senior High, Plano, TX
- Measures of Economic Performance: Dr. Clark Ross, Economics Professor, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
- Nominal & Real Values: Stephanie Vanderford, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC
- Dr. Shyam Gouri Suresh, Economics Professor, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
- Aggregate Demand: Dick Rankin, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, ʻIolani School, Honolulu, HI
- Aggregate Supply: Gabriel Sanchez, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, Bonita High School, La Verne, CA
- Short-Run Macroeconomic Equilibrium: Dr. Robert Graham, Economics Professor, Hanover College, Hanover, IN
- Moving to Long-Run Equilibrium: Brian Held, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, Loyola High School of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
- Economic Growth: Dee Mecham, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, The Bishop's School, San Diego, CA
- Fiscal Policy: Skeeter Makepeace, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, The McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN
- Money & the Money Market: Jon Nash, Economics Professor, Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL
- Money Creation: Mary Kohelis, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, Weirton Madonna High School, Weirton, WV
- Monetary Policy: Michael Brody, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, Menlo School, Atherton, CA
- Loanable Funds: Dr. Elia Kacapyr, Economics Professor, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
- Phillips Curve: Sally Meek, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, Plano West Senior High, Plano, TX
- Comparative Advantage & Trade: Dr. Dennis Appleyard, Economics Professor, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
- Dr. Art Raymond, Economics Professor, Muhlenburg College, Allentown, PA
- Stephanie Vanderford , AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC
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AP Research: Online Resources Recommended by AP Teachers
We surveyed AP Research teachers about what online resources they recommend, and the list below comes directly from their responses. The list also includes teacher descriptions of the resources. This is not a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of any of these resources by the College Board.
- Online database of undigested data (secondary data source)
- Home of the United States government’s open data sources. Contains access to more than 235,000 databases covering issues like, agriculture, climate, consumer, ecosystems, education, energy, finance, health, local government, manufacturing, maritime, ocean, public safety, and science and research.
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- Online instructions tutorials/resources pages for students and teachers
- Website that walks students through the process of planning data collection and then analyzing what is gathered. “The information is easy to understand, and the level of detail is not overwhelming.”
General Social Survey (GSS)
- A national survey that asks questions on thousands of different topics. “The types of questions are too numerous to list, but include political attitudes, personal behaviors, psychological well-being, trust in institutions, economic well-being, spending habits, public opinions, family structure, etc.” The survey is conducted on a yearly basis, so there is data available from the 1970s to the present. Also features an on-site data analysis tool.
Harvard Journal of Emerging Investigators
- Online resource for students and teachers; potential publication platform for students
- A journal for publication of middle and high school science findings; “this is a great place for students to publish their projects.” Account creation is required if a student is planning on submitting their work for publication consideration.
Measurement Instrument Database for the Social Sciences (MIDSS)
- Online database of data collection instruments for teachers and students
- Database of data collection instruments used in social science research, which can be used by anyone. However, their use is governed by the creative commons license attribution non-commercial 3.0.
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
- Provides a wide variety of data related to education, such as attendance and enrollment, educational history, employment, faculty and staff, finances, parents and family, school and institutional characteristics, school districts, special education, student characteristics, and teachers.
Online Writing Lab (OWL) Purdue University
- Online instructions tutorials/resources page for students and teachers
- “One-stop site for APA, MLA, and writing tips.”
Oregon School Library Information System: Cite My Sources
- Online database for sources and citation generator for students
- Website that allows students to find sources and generate citations (for MLA and APA styles only).
Pew Research Center
- Provides public opinion data on a variety of public issues including media, religion, race, science and technology, social trends, and more.
- Online data analysis tool for students and teachers
- “A free, open-source alternative to SPSS.” Will run data analysis for quantitative studies.
Psychology Learning Resources: Internal Validity Tutorial
- Online tutorial with self-directed student practice
- Website that “teaches students how to recognize threats to internal validity for various types of research studies and then how to correct for such.”
Rice Virtual Lab: Online Stats Textbooks
- Online textbooks
- Virtual lab that houses multiple textbooks pertaining to statistical analyses that can be “a helpful tool for students when designing and choosing their inquiry methods.”
- Online instruction tutorials/resource pages for students and teachers; online data analysis tools
- A free, online tool for running an assortment of statistical tests. “Students can manually enter or import data to run t-tests, calculate correlation, ANOVA, ANCOVA, and more.”
The Young Researcher
- A peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing the best original research from secondary school students around the world. Account creation is required if a student is planning on submitting their work for publication consideration.
- Website that allows students to find sources and generate citations (for a variety of citation styles).
$ = May require a fee = Account creation needed
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AP Research Search Engines
NOTE FROM L.E. Spears, GHC Librarian: Please let students know that they can make research requests to the library and if they find an article that appears to be only available in a paid subscription database there are still ways to legally access the text. Just ask us. BE SURE TO THANK MS. SPEARS & HER OUTSTANDING STAFF FOR THEIR HELP.
What Librarians Use To Create Research Pathfinders , Much Thanks To LE Spears August 2017
NCBI: The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information. To find an individual article, use “PMC” option first in drop-down menu, then look at other options one at a time. NCBI Literature Search
PROJECT MUSE: Project Muse Literature Search School access will last only until October 3, students must be on campus to gain access.
SAGE PUBLICATIONS: Sage Journals
EBSCOHost: EBSCO Discovery Sevice For Subject Specific Research ; once you’re registered for AP Research with College Board, you will be able to access EBSCOHost through your account; until then, use this link to access EBSCO if you have problems accessing through other means bit.ly/APCapstoneEBSCO .
JSTOR: JSTOR Literature Search
DATA SEARCH ENGINES
NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION RESEARCH: NAEP Data Explorer
PEW RESEARCH: PEW Research
LESSON EXAMPLE FOR ESTABLISHING CREDITABILITY/SITUATING:
When a source is not in the LOC catalog, how do I establish creditibility and determine that this source is a piece that belongs to the puzzle I’m working on.
Source #1 - Potential Adverse Effects of Amphetamine Treatment on Brain and Behavior: A Review
( Bing Search of Title ) ( PMID: 18698321 PMCID: PMC2670101 DOI: 10.1038/mp.2008.90 )
Note Key Words in Article
Source #2 - Student Perceptions of Methylphenidate Abuse at a Public Liberal Arts College
Notice this source doesn’t show up in the NCBI search engine. ( Bing Search of Title )
( PMID: 11125642 DOI: 10.1080/07448480009596296 )
Notice DOI link leads you to “Journal of American College Health” and provides cross reference citations.
See "Instructions & Forms" (Upper right hand corner of page) ( Instructions To Authors )
Source #3 - Characteristics of College Students With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms Who Misuse Their Medications
Published In "Journal of American College Health” ( Bing Search of Title ) NCBI Link, Pub Med - Similar Articles, Cited By . . .
Think Like An Author, You Are One!!!
NCBI - Example of Industry Search Engines (Notice it is the first link in Firefox Search) - Click On Catalog References
Put Source #1 title into the NCBI search engine, then notice you can search by publication date. The article noted is #317 out of #354. What does that tell you? What is the good news?
Molecular Psychiatry - Journal Example - Examine “For Authors”, “Instructions For Authors” - Review Required Format of Paper - Peer Review established
Journal of American College Health
Review “Manuscript Submission" - “Instructions For Authors” - Also distinguish journal from other “Resources" of ACHA, and note three major organizational functions (Advocacy, Education, Research).
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Popular Sources - News & Magazines
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Digital Public Library of America
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Library of Congress
The largest library in the world with more than 162 million items, including books, sound recordings, motion pictures, photographs, maps, and manuscripts. The LOC serves as the research arm of Congress.
National Science Digital Library
Features educational resources in STEM disciplines.
Gives access to authoritative federal science information including research and development results from agencies such as NASA, USDA, EPA, U.S. Forest Service, and Department of Education.
Smithsonian Libraries offers educational resources and digital collections from 21 specialized research libraries. Features RESEARCH TOOLS , a portal that allows you to search their collection of journals and books.
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Containing full text for thousands of magazines and journals, Advanced Placement Source is a multidisciplinary research database uniquely designed for high school students enrolled in honors-level, Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses.
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Covering a wide array of subject areas from the arts and multicultural studies to the STEM subjects, Advanced Placement Source offers students the essential research materials to achieve academic success in honors, AP or IB programs. This database is the only AP-focused multidisciplinary product on the market.
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AP Seminar: Academic vs. Popular Sources
- Academic vs. Popular Sources
- Searching Databases
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What articles are acceptable to use?
- What articles are acceptable to use? Explanation of peer-reviewed research and the types of research articles your instructor wants you to use in your papers.
For your paper, you will have to support your theories about your topic with academic research articles instead of more prevelent popular sources.
"Academic" and "popular" are terms used to describe a source's content, purpose, audience and more. Popular sources are useful for getting ideas for a topic or for background and anecdotal information. They written for a general audience, and use non-technical language.
Typically, however, you should support your arguments by citing scholarly academic articles, which contain original research written by experts. Peer reviewed research consists of articles written by scholars, usually describing a study or experiment, and published in scholarly/academic journals for other researchers to read. Before published, the articles are vetted by other scientists to ensure accuracy and adherance to scientific and ethical standards.
Watch the video below for more information about telling the difference between something from a scholarly journal and a popular publication.
Popular vs. Academic Chart
If you're not sure of an article you've found for your paper, check it against this chart to determine its appropriateness.
Peer-Review vs Academic
- Peer review describes a process for examining and evaluating primary research.
- Academic is a more general term that can refer to journals that publish peer-reviewed articles, but may also refer to books published by university presses.
How does peer review work?
A journal has a group of experts (peers) check submitted primary research articles for problems in accuracy, logic, methodology, etc. The author receives feedback and may be able to make corrections, or the article may be rejected. If the research is original, valuable, and meets the scope of the journal, it is published. Authors are not paid, as in commercial magazines or "trade journals."
Are all articles in an academic journal peer-reviewed research articles?
No. Journals also publish other items. Some article types are listed below. While these articles can be very important and reputable, they cannot be considered primary research articles undergoing peer-review. If you have access to our databases (on-campus or off-campus with your MyID), click for examples .
- Information/Opinion Column : Gives advice and information. Often targeted to clinicians. Usually in first person (ex: I noted that...)
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- Literature review : Surveys research done in a field, drawing conclusions and anticipating trends but does not give detailed methodology or data on any one research project -- example
- Reader Letters/Response Articles/Errata : Sometimes people respond to an article published in a previous issue. These may be informal letters, or they may be very structured debates that cite other literature. There may be cases in which someone reports an error or corrects misprints of data. A letter may also describe recent research, but the letter has not gone through the peer review process -- example
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How to include research from AP research on application
Is there any way for me to include the independent research work I've done on my application if it was for the class AP Research. Would it count as an activity cause it was technically done for a class but I had to do a lot of work and data collection outside of class. If not as an activity, then where can I bring it up? In an essay? But does doing this independent research project look less impressive to colleges just because it was for a class? Or would just colleges seeing that I got the AP capstone diploma be enough?
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While the AP Capstone diploma will look impressive regardless, if you feel particularly proud of the work you did for AP Research, there are several ways to include it in your application. First, even though it was technically for a class, if you don't have 10 more impressive activities, you can just go ahead and put it in your CommonApp resume. You could also write about it in your essays. Finally, you could reference it in your CommonApp Additional Information Section. While your decision whether or not to write about it in depth probably won't make or break your applications, any substantial, completed research project and paper should look relatively impressive to admission officers regardless of whether it was for a class or not. If you feel you did excellent and meaningful work, you definitely don't lose anything by explaining it somewhere in your application.
There should be a section in the drop-down for activities that says something along the lines of "research".If it's something that required a lot of data and gathering (which it sounds like), then I don't see any harm in adding it. If it's important enough that you want to write your essay about it, then go for that as well! I think colleges want to see how motivated you were when it came to this research; be sure to specify that it wasn't just for a grade, but something that you're passionate about :)
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