Financial Crises Teacher Resources
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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 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Bailout 1: Liquidity vs. Solvency
Introducing the circumstance surrounding the 2008 bailout and financial crisis, Sal uses a simplified analogy to help students to see the heart of the matter. He covers the importance of credit and credit scores, as well as what happens when one's liabilities are larger than one's assets.
11 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Effect of the Asian Financial Crisis on the Korean American Community
Students examine the impact of the Asian financial crisis of 1998. In this global studies lesson, students participate in a simulation that allows them to investigate the implications of the 1998 Asian financial crisis on the Korean American community in Philedelphia.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
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 8 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Bailout 14: Possible Solution
Ripe for discussion in your economics and government classes, this video features Sal's idea for a best possible solution to the financial crisis. He first details the situation and what the plan would entail; he then takes viewers through the process to support his theory.
12 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
20th Centrury Capitalism and Regulation in the United States
The speaker in this lecture takes the viewer on a journey through the world of modern finance, from the era of Rockefeller and Vanderbilt to the 2008 financial crisis. Exploring the presence of the American government in the economy, this lecture ponders the need for regulation or de-regulation throughout the presidencies of the 20th Century in the United States.
14 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 31 Downloads
Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Times of Crisis
Following the 2008 financial crisis in the United States, why did fiscal policymakers increase government spending and reduce taxes? Discover the motivation behind these actions and learn about the separate functions of monetary and fiscal policy.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Then and Now: Fed Policy Actions During the Great Depression and Great Recession
Review the Great Depression in the United States from an economist's perspective, examining roots of the crash, government policy actions, and policies instituted by the Fed.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Bailout 10: Moral Hazard
After describing the circumstances surrounding the current financial crisis and bank bailout, Sal is effusive about the alternate plans to revive the economy - namely, which ones he thinks are "horrible" and which ones he actually believes will work.
12 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
What Do Financial Market Indicators Tell Us?
Explain the four categories of financial indicators (commodity prices, stock indexes, interest rates, and yield spreads), and help your class members understand how changes in this data can affect decisions regarding consumer spending, loans, and retirement plans.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Output Gap: A‘Potentially’ Unreliable Measure of Economic Health?
How can we accurately estimate what the economy should produce now and in the future? Have your pupils tackle this question as they learn about real versus potential GDP and as they review data regarding the output gap in the United States.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
An Overview of the European Union, Eurozone, and the European Debt Crisis
This is a solid introduction to the European Union and the debt crisis of the late 2000s through 2012. Class members watch a PowerPoint, take notes, read passages, answer questions, and work in groups to write a fable that illustrates a instructional activity about the financial crisis.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 22 Downloads
The US Financial System
Here is a very unique activity in which learners simulate operations of a fractional reserve banking system, ultimately gaining a better understanding of how banks work and process money creation through lending. It includes a Story of Banks comic book with guided reading questions, financial investments and bank scavenger hunt WebQuest, and all instructional materials needed for the simulation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Budgeting: Finding Personal Financial Success
What a comprehensive, engaging set of activities for learners to gain a firm foundation of financial knowledge, practice budgeting for after they have completed their education, and consider the unexpected turns that life may throw their way.
9th - 12th Math 40 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Cartoons for the Classroom: Oh, What's the Next Crisis?
As scholars examine a simple political cartoon, they consider some of the crises of 2009: oil, foreign wars, energy, global warming, Swine Flu, etc. A list is provided for background information, and 3 talking points (or writing points) guide deeper thinking.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
Bailout 15: More on the solution
Sal continues his argument for "the Plutzy Plan" (named after his friend who initially poses the idea). He outlines both theoretical and practical implementation ideas to restore the financial system. His theories will invigorate your economics students to agree, disagree, or to test their knowledge by coming up with their own solutions.
10 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Cartoons for the Classroom: The Credit Crisis
Political cartoons are interesting and motivating, and they provide a great opportunity for critical informational analysis. This resource includes background information on the current credit crisis, a political cartoon, and three in-depth analysis questions.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
Teaching in a Time of Crisis
Students react to the current financial crisis. For this community building lesson, students are given the opportunity to voice their thoughts and feelings on the current financial crisis in the safety of a classroom meeting.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads