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New Review 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 13 Views 11 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
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
A New Federation
Students describe the relationships between state and federal parliaments in Australia. They identify responsibilities shared between federal and state and territory governments. Students explore an alternative federal structure by creating new state boundaries and redistributing power.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 32 Downloads
Budget Debate: How Would You Balance the Federal Budget?
Students examine how to balance the federal budget. In this American economics lesson, students read the provided article "Congress Debates Cutting the Budget." Students then collaborate in small groups to determine how to balance the budget and then respond to discussion questions about the experience.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 58 Downloads
Open & Operating: The Federal Reserve Responds to September 11
Students investigate the purpose of a central bank. In this economics/consumer mathematics lesson, students explore the actions of the Federal Reserve after the events of September 11, 2001. Students investigate the role of the central bank in responding to a crisis in order to stabilize the economy.
10th - 12th Math 3 Views 7 Downloads
Should America Balance the Federal Budget?
High schoolers analyze the federal budget of the United States. In this national debt lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of the balancing the federal budget. High schoolers respond to discussion questions pertaining to the lecture.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 16 Downloads
The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy
Students complete practice problems dealing with changes in required reserves, excess reserves (loanable funds), and the money supply. They role-play in scenarios in which they must decide upon the appropriate federal policy. They research the economic conditions for a specific region of the country and propose federal policies that would improve economic conditions.
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 6 Views 16 Downloads
Federalism and the Division of Power US Civics
Students examine current events to identify levels of power in government. In this federalism lesson, students define federalism by writing examples and drawing a graphic. Students write lecture notes and determine which examples belong to each topic.
8th - 9th Social Studies & History 11 Views 56 Downloads
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
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 7 Views 6 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 19 Views 15 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 8 Views 7 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
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 plan incorporates math, economics, and current events in a real world context.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
What is the Federal Reserve?
Seventh graders investigate the Federal reserve. In this economics instructional activity, 7th graders participate in a simple banking simulation to learn how banks take in deposits, make loans, and hold reserves. Students study the purpose of the Federal reserve.
7th Social Studies & History 4 Views 51 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 19 Views 82 Downloads
An Introduction to the Federal Reserve
Students examine the Federal Reserve System. In this secondary economics lesson, students view a DVD titled In Plain English: Making Sense of the Federal Reserve. Students take notes and work in groups to review the information.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 78 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