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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.
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. Students compose essays based on their findings.
Get the lowdown on the most sweeping financial regulatory reform since the Great Depression: the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
Students react to the current financial crisis. In 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.
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.
Students explore the background and vocabulary that makes up the financial crisis glossary. In this economics lesson, students are able to understand the current crisis that our economy is in by reading current events, having group discussions on findings and writing about the affects the economy has on them personally.
Students listen to and watch a presentation by Julie Stackhouse on the 2010 financial crisis in the United States. In this economics instructional activity, students engage in a presentation which is designed to be listened to by High School classes.
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.
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.
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.
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. Students will have a stronger grasp of both the beginnings of the American economy and the implications on our society today.
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 lesson about the financial crisis. This resource provides excellent handouts, with clear instructions for the fable as well as a rubric.
The 2008 crisis of credit is explained in financial terms for your business and economics class. The graphics displayed will help show how the United States got into a financial crisis.
Young scholars study the causes of electricity shortage in California in 2000-2001. In this social studies lesson, students evaluate the effect of the deregulation process. They discuss the actions taken by the government to solve the crisis.
Young scholars examine Wall Street Reform. In this current events instructional activity, students read the provided articles "Why a Financial Crisis?," "Deception and Leadership Failure=Boom, Bubble, Burst," and "How Can a Future Financial Crisis be Prevented?" Young scholars respond to discussion questions that accompany the articles.
Students explore the concept of financial planning for a catastrophe. In this financial planning lesson, students discuss the devastation that Hurricane Katrina wrought on the Gulf Coast. Students create budgets to plan for a catastrophe. Students discuss and compare insurance rates.
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. This video takes your students through a thought process that will undoubtedly get their minds working and their opinions flowing.
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.
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. 
Students participate in a financial project and identify the three c's of credit.  In this credit card lesson, students define and understand how to use credit wisely.  Students become familiar with banking terms and types of credit.  Students read a skit about the Catastrophe clan who take on a dishonest credit lender. Students answer questions about credit and banking. Students write about the results of the poor use of credit.

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