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Exploring a world with more than one bank, Sal illustrates the balance sheets of each fictional bank, as well as explaining the possible problems that could result with inconsistent reserve ratios requirements. The video details how one bank run can affect everyone, creating "a weak link in the chain" of commerce.
Students identify and define the various types of credit cards and credit card offers. In this credit cards lesson, students identify the pros and cons of managing a credit card account. Students locate information on the Federal Reserves Web site and use the information to answer the worksheet included. Students also compare and contrast various credit cards and decide which card would be the best for them.
In the context of a discussion about real wealth versus the representation of wealth (money), Sal explains the multiplier effect and how 1000 pieces of gold can become 2710 pieces of gold. Viewers will appreciate the annotations and easy-to-understand narration in this video.
Students discuss their knowledge of payday loans and credit cards. In this Economics lesson plan, students complete a read an article and Q&A activity in groups, and play a vocabulary bingo game and a quiz game on payday loans. Students review a case study on payday loans and calculate the costs of credit usage. Students write a final chapter for the case study based on their findings as an assessment.
Designed as an overview of the benefits of a 4-H program, this presentation, created by faculty from Purdue University, would provide a terrific introduction. Those who are interested in starting a 4-H group or club could explore the program through viewing this resource.
Taking viewers through the process of creating a reserve bank (Federal Reserve), Sal introduces the idea of government involvement in modern banking. Additionally, he explains the obligation of the government to cover the reserves, and why bonds issued by the government are risk-free.
Warming up with a few more complicated algebra problems, Sal works up to applying the skills he's demonstrated so far to a word problem. His instruction and problem-solving skills will appeal to even your most reluctant mathematicians.
What happens when a bank out lends its reserves? Sal answers this question in a video about the discount rate, explaining that it is for the "lender of last resort" and outlining possible circumstances surrounding the need for such a rate.
Students create a savings plan based on savings goals. In this savings and economics lesson, students are introduced the concept of savings and financial choices through the book The Pickle Patch Bathtub, then students create their own savings plan that parallels the savings plan presented in the story.
Using dual diagrams and workspaces, Sal provides a thorough explanation of target rates and money supply. Your class will appreciate his anecdotal approach to explain how interest rates are set, and how it affects potential "consumers of money."
With bright, simple diagrams, Sal explains the role of the Federal Reserve as it relates to lending rates between banks. He discusses open market operations and the way the "Fed" connects to Congress and the U.S. Government.
In this math worksheet, students are given 20 story problems to solve. Only whole numbers are used. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are all called for.
With just 1000 pieces of fictional gold, Sal takes viewers through the process of fractional reserve banking. He explains how deposits made into a bank can be both assets and liabilities, and the role of having reserves. Additionally, he demonstrates the multiplier effect to show how the modern banking system is sustained.
Going deeper into the concept of the Federal Funds Rate, this video guides viewers through the process of inter-bank lending, much like the previous video (Banking 14). Sal's easygoing approach is simple to understand and fun to watch.
Students apply the economic principles of supply and demand, market economy, competition, unemployment rate, exports and imports and currency exchange rate to China's present economic success and Russia's economic strife.
Introducing the circumstance surrounding the 2008 bailout and financial crisis, Sal uses a simplified analogy to help students to see the heart of the matter. He covers the importance of credit and credit scores, as well as what happens when one's liabilities are larger than one's assets.
Sal explains the relationship of FIBOR to interest rates and to other interbank borrowing rates, such as the Federal Funds Rate in the U.S. Viewers will appreciate the simple way he defines and contextualizes these concepts in this short video.
Students identify the similarities and differences between an debit and credit card. In this debit or credit lesson plan, student explain the advantages and disadvantages of using cash and consumer credit to purchase good and services while classifying purchase scenarios as credit or debit transactions.
Seventh graders investigate the Federal reserve.  In this economics lesson plan, 7th graders participate in a simple banking simulation to learn how banks take in deposits, make loans, and hold reserves.  Students study the purpose of the Federal reserve.
Students examine simple bank transactions. In this banking lesson, students analyze banking transactions such as deposits, loans, and how they hold reserves. They participate in simulations of the process of clearing a check and the importance of reserves.

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