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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.
Four pages of review help economics or government students prepare for a test on the Federal Reserve and banking. This does not include any questions, just notes.
Where does money come from? If your class can't answer this question (beyond "my parents"), this presentation will be a timely and appropriate way to teach them. Details about currency, money supply, and the banking system, help explain the concept of money and its purpose in society. A list of key terms can serve as a great review tool as well.
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.
Young scholars read a passage about how the Great Depression happened and then gather clues to investigate the mystery. They determine the economic conditions of the country by looking at labor, income, unemployment, spending and public debt.
After taking notes during a class lecture on the American Federal Reserve, learners visit a web site to learn how to interpret exchange rates. They practice vocabulary, memorize banking terms, and create a chart showing how an increase in monetary reserves means new money in the banking system.
Students develop an understanding of monetary policy. For this monetary policy lesson, students define economic indicators and specify the economic conditions they reflect. Students explain the three functions of the system and play a card game to review vocabulary associated with economic indicators.
Students examine the tools of fiscal and monetary policy. They identify how economic stabilization tools affect the money supply, interest rates, and aggregate demand.
In this economics activity, students find the words that are related to the Federal Reserve. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
Students read excerpts from a Washington Post article about a reduction in short term interest rates in 1998. They identify sections in it dealing with monetary policy. In another article, they compare the federal funds rate with other interest rates and create a graph illustrating what would happen to aggregate output if aggregate demand is restrained.
Groups of four high schoolers take a look at the Federal Reserve, and study the impacts associated with the tweaks they make to our economic system. Each group is given a true economic scenario from our nation's past, and must compile a report that is given to the rest of the class. Detailed instructions and an excellent student worksheet/study guide are both embedded in a fine high school economics lesson plan.
Students examine economic policy. In this Economics lesson, students learn about the structure of the Federal Reserve System and the functioning of the Federal Open Market Committee. The four-lesson unit consists of simulations and internet research designed to have students take on the roles of participants in a FOMC meeting.
Students identify and define the various types of credit cards and credit card offers. In this credit cards lesson, students identify the pros and cons of managing a credit card account. Students locate information on the Federal Reserves Web site and use the information to answer the worksheet included. Students also compare and contrast various credit cards and decide which card would be the best for them.
Students simulate the stock market as a class in order to research how different events, including regulation from the Federal Reserve, can impact the stock market.
Young scholars investigate the economy and business trend. In this algebra instructional activity, students discuss federal funds rate and policy and goal of the Federal Reserve.
To study circular flow, learners use the plans to trace through a series of interconnected economic and financial flows to explain the workings of the American economy. They use the model developed to comprehend the effects of Federal Reserve monetary policy. High schoolers describe the several parts of sectors of the U.S. economic system and explain how each is related to the others.
Students get a handle on their own personal finances. They discover how banks work, how to plan and stick to a budget, and other helpful tips on managing money. They study the Federal Reserve System, which oversees the nation's banks.
Tenth graders examine the structure of the Federal Reserve. In this Economics lesson, 10th graders research the various cities that have a reserve bank. Students complete a table using statistics.
Students investigate how the economy works by role playing in their class. In this money management lesson, students read parts from a script for use in a role playing lesson simulating the Federal Reserve and their payment processing. Students complete a worksheet based on purchasing decisions and methods of payment.
Students examine the relationship between inflation and money. Defining key terms, they define money in terms of its functions and give examples of money. They discover what happens when inflation occurs unexpectedly. They also examine the roles of the Federal Reserve System. In groups, they answer discussion questions.