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Implications of the 2010 Midterm Elections: Battle for the Federal Budget
Class members watch the video, “Implications of the 2010 Midterm Elections: Battle for the Federal Budget,” examine political cartoons, and analyze the impact the 2010 midterm election results had on Barack Obama’s presidency. Originally designed for use before the elections, the resource could be used to compare the expected results with actual events.
Glossary Of Federal Reserve Terms
Students engage in a reading of a document in order to become familiar with the Federal Reserve of The United States in the interest of strengthening reading comprehension skills with the exposure to expository literature. They read the document and write a summary of it.
Raising Money for Government Services
Students evaluate how money is raised to pay for government services. They describe why governments need revenue to provide goods and services. They create a list of government expenditures at the federal, state and local levels. They view the Tax Revenue by Percentage Chart from Congressional Budgets and discuss each tax type.
The Duties of Governments: Dix vs. Pierce
Students examine the role of Dorothea Dix on behalf of people with disabilities. They discuss President Pierce's veto of legislation she helped create. They address the rights and responsibilities of citizen's and the role of government.
A Case Study: The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy - January 2002
Pupils examine announcements made by the Federal Reserve. Using data, they explain the decisions they have made and how they affect the economy. Using data, they analyze different trends in the past with the market. They answer questions and discuss them as a class to end the lesson.
Paying for Government Services
Students identify major sources of revenue for government spending and identify the type of tax that makes up the largest percentage of the federal budget. They are introduced to the major services provided by local, state and national governments and describes how these services are paid for.
A Case Study: The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy - January 29, 2003
Learners participate in a case study of the Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy in January of 2003.
A Case Study: The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy - December 2001
Students analyze the decisions by the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates. Using data and announcements, they develop reasons why the rate would be lowered and how it would affect spending and employment in the United States. Using monetary policy, they gain insight into the concept of macroeconomics.
A Case Study: The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy - April 2002
Students read a case study about the Federal Reserve. Using the text, they identify the roles of the system and the effects of changing the federal funds rate. They identify issues surrounding new data announcements and review various historical trends. They answer questions to complete the instructional activity.
A Case Study: The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy - March 2002
Students examine the decision by the Federal Open Market Committee to keep the federal funds rate target at 1.75 percent. Using the text, they examine the factors why they would not change the rate. They analyze the issues surrounding these types of announcements and research historical trends.
The Institutions of Government: The Judiciary
Students explain the difference between tribal, state and federal sovereignty. Using the internet, they read Supreme Court cases that focus on Native American law. They compare and contrast the view of the case from the Native Americans and the whites.
The Role of the Government in Lead Poisoning Prevention
Young scholars examine a general overview of the issues around lead poisoning in order to become more aware of the dangers and effects it has on the human body. They investigate how and why various government agencies and laws were established to prevent and protect the general public from lead poisoning, as well as raise awareness about lead poisoning issues.
The Federal Legislative Process
Students investigate the concept of the Federal Legislative Process. This is done through the use of research on approved class websites. The lesson gives the option of developing other resources for students to use for the teacher to make or implement as needed.
Government: FEMA in Crisis
Students read an article about the criticisms leveled at the Federal emergency Management Agency in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. They role-play as reporters questioning FEMA leaders about respoonses to disasters. Students create timelines highlighting the changes in the agency following disasters.
Eleventh graders explore the different types of governments in society. In this US Government lesson students, create a list of the different types of local, national, and state governments. Students compare how authority is divided in these different types of government.
Discovering Democracy in Canada: Federal Perspectives
Tenth graders research one aspect of government. They teach their peers co-operatively about the key elements of Democracy in Canada at the Federal Level by giving group presentations.
A Case Study: The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy
Students read the federal reserve announcement and summarize the monetary policy. They explore how the FED tightens or loosens the monetary policy through the reserve requirements, discount rates and interest rates.
A Case Study: The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy - December 9, 2003
Students review a case study regarding the Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy.
A Case Study: The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy - October 28, 2003
Students review a case study of The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy - October 28, 2003.
A Case Study: The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy
Students use lecture, graphs and discussion to analyze the actions of the Federal Reserve. They identify strategies of the Federal Reserve used to achieve price stability and economic growth.