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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 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.
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.
Notes are great for getting ready for an exam or for writing a well-informed paper. Learners can use these notes (in PowerPoint form) to study the Progressive Era. Slides provide bulleted information on Du Boise, muckrakers, progressive political reforms, industrial America and the 16th through 19th amendments.
2-3rd graders listen to the story, Lemonade for Sale, by Stuart J. Murphy. In the story, children produce and sell lemonade to raise money for their clubhouse, create a product, classify the resources used in production as natural resources, capital resources, or human resources. Mathematics and language arts are integrated as they graph the lemonade sales and create an advertisement for lemonade. Note: The ideas presented could be applied to another "like" topic.
Students examine making choices when one person is presented with many options, but can only choose one activity. In this decision-making and scarcity lesson, students are introduced to the topic by reading So Few of Me as the students observe that there is always more to do than there is time for and choices that must be made. Then, students work in groups to make choices in a summer camp schedule and after-school schedule and identify opportunity costs.
Students barter for goods within the class. In this economics instructional activity based on the Great Depression, the teacher introduces the instructional activity with a picture book, then students are allowed to barter with teacher supplied goods as they examine how bartering works within small groups, then within larger groups.
Learners use a decision-making model as they make simulated choices about their future education. In this decision-making lesson, students read a book about Michael Jordan and discuss choices he made. Then, learners examine how their choices represent an investment in human capital. Groups build a tower with paper cups and are given physical handicaps based on investments in human capital through their higher education.
Students experience scarcity in a game of musical chairs. In this scarcity and economics lesson plan, students read Monster Musical Chairs, then the class discusses wants, needs, and scarcity in relation to their own experiences. The class plays musical chairs as a comparison to how you can have wants that aren't fulfilled due to scarcity.
Students create a savings plan based on savings goals. In this savings and economics lesson plan, students are introduced the concept of savings and financial choices through the book The Pickle Patch Bathtub, then students create their own savings plan that parallels the savings plan presented in the story.
Examine the historical structure, the purposes, and functions of the United States monetary system. Your class engages in a scavenger hunt to compare U.S. currency notes from specific eras throughout U.S. history. They work to identify the key security features in the newly designed $10 note.