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Students study personal finance and building wealth. In this economics lessons, students use Federal Reserve Bank publications to research answers and to make written recommendations for solutions to problems presented by several callers to a show viewed. Students also increase awareness of budgeting, saving, credit cards and insurance.
Eighth graders explore the Federal Reserve System. In this Economics lesson, 8th graders investigate the current economic issues and the role the Federal Reserve plays in our economy. Students read and discuss current events and create an economic time capsule the documents their economic state.
Students explore online banking. In this online banking lesson plan, students discuss identity theft, direct deposit, encryption, and the Federal Reserve System. Students participate in a game show activity where students ask and answer questions about what they have learned.
Students explore the Federal Reserve System. In this Economics lesson, students investigate the Fed’s role in formulating money policy through a simulation in which students become members of the board of directors of a Reserve Bank. Students explore how the directors of Reserve Banks contribute to interest rate setting decisions.
Students use this instructional activity to familiarize themselves with the process of banking and the role of banks. In groups, they discover how a fractional reserve bank operates and how the Federal Reserve effects interest rates and the amount of money available in the economy.
Students investigate the indicators the Fed uses to determine the course of monetary policy. In this monetary policy instructional activity, students define economic indicators and the conditions they reflect and explain the three functions of the Federal Reserve System. Students explain the use of monetary policy to affect the economy in this 45 page packet of activities.