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New Review What Gives a Dollar Bill Its Value?
What makes a one hundred-dollar bill valuable? Here is an excellent, straight-forward animated video to help your learners grasp the concept of inflation and the purpose and policies of the Federal Reserve System.
4 mins 10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy
How does the Fed manipulate the money supply in the United States? After reading a comic book on monetary policy and answering guided questions, your class members will take part in an interactive online simulation in which they will discover how altering the federal funds rate affects unemployment and inflation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Financial Crises, Reform, and Central Banking: Establishing the Federal Reserve
From the First and Second Banks of the United States to the founding of the Federal Reserve, discover how the American nation attempted to reform its financial history throughout the years.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Fed’s Toolbox
This lesson is packed with instructional material and activities on the Federal Reserve System, monetary policy, and the relationship between bank reserves, interest rates, employment, and price stability.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
State Power: Got a Reservation?
Using a federal power cheat sheet and readings on delegated powers of the national government in the United States, your young citizens will evaluate a hypothetical list of proposed laws for the state of "Pendiana". They will then determine which laws the state does not actually have the power to pass, and conclude by writing a fun eight-frame cartoon involving eight state powers of their choice.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 22 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Banks, Credit & the Economy
Take your learners through a virtual tour of the US mint to learn about currency, and then discover the role of the Federal Reserve as the nation's central bank. Readings will also provide an overview of banks and lending, saving/investing, and the function of loaning.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
After discussing personal financing with your class, consider following up with this well-rounded introduction to government spending. The resource includes reading documents and worksheets, and covers topics as the federal deficit and surplus, securities and interest, and mandatory and discretionary spending.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Federal Reserve Balance Sheet
With an actual balance sheet from the Federal Reserve (from 2007, before all of the "banking silliness" began to happen), Sal walks viewers through the assets, liabilities, and equity of the Fed. Pupils will be pleased to see how the theories they've studied in class apply directly to the Federal Reserve, and they will be able to put the process of federal banking into a strong context.
10 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 12 Downloads
The "Federal" in Federalism
How are states in the United States related to each other? Does the government bind them together? Do states have different governments? After reading about federal power as a whole group, your class members will participate in a processing activity in which they will be given cut-outs of expressed, implied, and reserved powers to attach to a projected Venn diagram.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Learning About the Federal Budget: “Get a Pencil, You’re Tackling the Deficit!”
Your class members have been selected by the president to help solve the budget crisis as part of a special deficit commission. After learning about fiscal policy, economic theories, and the federal budget through a detailed PowerPoint presentation, class members will simulate a press conference in which they will recommend cutting or reducing programs and/or increasing taxes.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Quantitative Easing Explained
Dig deeper into the financial crisis of 2008 in the United States and actions taken by the federal government, including the bailouts and purchase of institutions as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to bolster financial market conditions.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review FRED in the Classroom: Debt and Deficit
Here is a hands-on activity where your class members will discover different ways to measure the government's financial situation and work to add data and redraw graphs in order to calculate the ratio of gross federal debt held by the public to GDP.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Albert Sabin and Bioethics: Testing at the Chillicothe Federal Reformatory
Do the ends justify the means? Getting a drug approved in the US is a long and involved process. But at some point out, it involves testing on humans. The ethics of such testing is the focus of a resource that uses Dr. Albert Sabin's testing of his polio vaccine on inmates at the Chilliothe Federal Reformatory to explore bioethics.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Fiscal Cliff
What is the fiscal cliff, what does it imply, and why are some people fearful of it? This video uses President Obama's proposed budget proposal of 2013 and that of republicans to provide a context for understanding the fiscal cliff. The federal budget, GDP, and the Bush tax cuts are also breiefly reviewed by the presenter.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A paycheck stub can offer loads of information on the taxes American citizens pay. This resource not only includes analysis of a stub as an activity, but also provides a wealth of informative reading material on such topics as the services taxes pay for, the difference between sales, excise, and income taxes, and the progressive tax system.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Case Study: The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy - January 29, 2003
Follow the Federal Open Market Committee announcements and newspapers to look for stories about the Federal Reserve actions that target interest rates and boost spending and employment in the United States. This lesson incorporates math, economics, and current events in a real world context.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
The Federal Reserve System: Unit
Have your class investigate the functions of the Federal Reserve Banks in this 29 page unit. They participate in a banking activity that explores the fractional reserve banking system. They identify the three basic functions of the Federal Reserve System and reflect on the validity of a dozen statements about the Federal Reserve.
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 21 Views 84 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data: The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy, March 13, 2012
Discuss how the Federal Open Market Committee makes decisions concerning the use of federal funds. After that, identify monetary policy and goals. The functions of the Federal Reserve System are explained with data, charts, and background information.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data: The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy, April 25, 2012
First, review key economic indicators as they relate to the Federal Reserve and macroeconomics. Then, analyze economic data that reflects the Federal use of money through monetary policy. Data, teacher notes, and multiple web links are included.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 9 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data: The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy, April 25, 2012
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads