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Learners examine the decision by the Federal Open Market Committee to raise the federal funds rate. Using the data, they determine the reasons for this action and its benefits to the economy. They also analyze the issues related to data announcements and historical trends.
Students examine the Federal Open Market Committee's decision to keep the federal funds rate unchanged. Using the data, they identify the factors in their decision and how it affects the economy. They analyze the issues surrounding data announcements and historical trends in the economy.
Students examine the roles of the Federal Reserve. Using the case study text, they analyze different decisions the Reserve has made and their effects on the economy. They analyze the major issues surrounding data announcements and research historical trends in the economy.
Learners 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 lesson plan.
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.
Students 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.
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.
Middle schoolers define new vocabulary associated with the natural rights of citizens. In groups, they explain how government and laws protect their natural rights. They also identify problems within a state of nature and develop possible solutions to them. To end the lesson, they compare their own ideas with those of John Locke.
Challenge your students with this lesson on American government! Learners discuss the three branches of government and its responsilbities, and then go on to more complex critical-thinking activities. Students interview members of the local government, define what citizenship means, and create and publish a brochure on the responsibilities of a public official.
Twelfth graders study micro- and macro-economies. They examine theories about fiscal policy and the relationships between consumption and output, tax policy and government spending changes. They also consider how economic perspectives and theories about fiscal policy change over time.