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Floating Exchange Effects on China
Now that we understand what the Chinese Government does to keep its currency artificially suppressed, Sal explores what might happen if they were to allow a free floating exchange against the dollar. He outlines the hypothetical ripple effect, starting with the strengthening of the Yuan and ending with the possible transfer for the manufacturing base to other developed countries such as India or Latin America.
3 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Lesson: More Than a Dollar's Worth of Meaning
The Chinese, Dish with the Eight Buddhist Emblems contains symbols and visual references for learners to explore. They search for Buddhist symbolism on the dish and then they use their observation skills to locate and explore the meaning of various symbols found on the US one-dollar bill.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
"In God We Trust": The Camden Man Who Put the Missing Motto on the Dollar Bill
Here is a fascintating instructional activity which relates how the motto "In God We Trust" came to appear on all US currency. It turns out that a man from Arkansas came up with the idea and petioned his congressman and President Eisenhower himself to make this idea into a law.
7th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 14 Downloads
New Review What Gives a Dollar Bill Its Value?
What makes a one hundred-dollar bill valuable? Here is an excellent, straight-forward animated video to help your learners grasp the concept of inflation and the purpose and policies of the Federal Reserve System.
4 mins 10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Banking 5: Introduction to Bank Notes
Sal explains the concepts of bank notes in this video, leading viewers to the natural conclusion that his illustration looks a lot like a dollar bill - and therefore, one is very much like the other. Wealth creation and the Federal Reserve Bank are two important topics that your class will easily understand after seeing this lecture.
9 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 2 Downloads
Banking 9: More on Reserve Ratios (Bad sound)
Viewers learn about the value of liquidity and solvency in this video, which addresses not natural science but banking and finance. Sal explains the value of solvency for a bank, and how it relates to the process of making and receiving loans.
9 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Currency and the Fed
Students take a closer look at money. For this federal reserve lesson, students complete the provided handouts that require them to examine Federal reserve notes and discover details about the role of the Federal Reserve in the United States.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 46 Downloads
Pegging the Yuan
Sal reviews the hypothetical currency balance between China and the US given an ideal market scenario, then explains the Chinese government's motivations (both optimistic options and more cynical ones) to keep the Yuan from appreciating and intentionally misbalancing trade so China has export-led growth.
7 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
A World of Money
Students explore the traditions related to the creation of national currencies. The role currency plays in shaping a national or regional identity and the influences that the designers of world currency exert are examined in this lesson.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 4 Views 24 Downloads
Students identify and interpret the relationships between various components of currency, discusses the uses of money, and provides advanced lessons on making change. They also identify the various ways that money is used and how to use it and give change using addition and subtraction and the value of coins.
4th - 6th Math 14 Views 28 Downloads
Evolution of Mediums of Exchange
Fifth graders investigate currencies of the 17th and 18th century English colonists. In this currency lesson, 5th graders make connections between unit of account and the medium of exchange. Students create their own money using images from their school.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Take your class on a North American adventure with a currency conversion problem. Pupils are asked to change US dollars into Canadian dollars and then to Mexican pesos. The commentary includes two solutions, converting by unit rates and using dimensional analysis.
5th - 7th Math 8 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
U.S. Penny to Get Four New Designs
Students look at U.S. currency and read about plans to change the back of U.S. pennies. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces a news article with a discussion of money and a vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and give their "two cents worth" about pennies.
3rd - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Discovering Math Concepts in Business Mathematics, Economics, and Finance
Explore the concept of money and research its origin. There are many concepts related to business math, thusly, there are many formulas used to make calculations around money. Exchange rates of money in different countries, interest, interest rates, fees, and credit are just a few topics in this real-world lesson.
10th - 12th Math 23 Views 69 Downloads
Currency and Exchange Rates
Fifth graders share the book, "The Story of Money" and discuss the uses of money, bartering, trade and the history of money. Students discuss various ways of spending: cash, check, debit/credit cards and review the check writing process. Students complete a worksheet titled, "A Closer Look at Currencies," and work in a small group to determine exchange rates.
5th Social Studies & History 16 Views 25 Downloads
Currency Effect on Trade
Delve deeper into currency exchange theory using Sal's hypothetical global trade scenario involving the Chinese Yuan and the US dollar. He references goods manufactured and sold in the countries using supply and demand principles, explaining how a currency could appreciate and depreciate.
14 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads