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Young scholars 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.
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 explore the federal budget-making process. For this federal government lesson, students discover how the federal budget is established as they refer to the law-making process and conduct additional research. Students create flow charts represent the stages of the process.
Help your students undertand the critical problems around healthcare. By focusing on the political and private process of healthcare, students will watch a video, analyze issues, and write an essay on their findings. Additionally, they will develop solutions to the problems of under or uninsured members while they examine the role of the government in its proposal for a national healthcare plan. Adaptation: This instructional activity could easily adapt into a longer unit.
Examine the Federal Reserve System and how monetary policy effects various aspects of the US economics system. Here you'll find all the necessary data and background information to lead a lecture on the Federal Reserve. You'll also find web links and two activity ideas intended to help upper graders understand how financial policies are made.