Financial Crises Teacher Resources
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The Haitian Political Crisis: What Role Should the U.S. Play in Foreign Governments?
High schoolers examine the political situation in Haiti. They share their opinions on the role the United States should play in foreign governments. They identify the causes of the turmoil in the country as well.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
French Revolution (Part 1)
History comes alive in this engaging video, which artfully sets up the first steps of the French Revolution. Students will relate to the idea of nobility "living it up" while 98% of the French citizens went without wealth or rights. The drama of the French Revolution is truly reflected in the narrator's passion and annotations of paintings and maps.
17 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
FRB Commentary 3: Big Picture
Summarizing his thoughts on creating the last few videos on the weaknesses of the fractional reserve, Sal goes on to explain why he believes the nature of this system is "disingenuous," leading up to a discussion that contextualizes the concept within the world of hedge funds and venture capitalism.
21 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math
Global Wrap 11/18/08
Students examine the global economy. In this economics lesson, students participate in reading and research activities about gross domestic product, consumer prices, inflation, consumer price index, industrial production, and unemployment rates in the global marketplace.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
More Fiscal Cliff Analysis
Continuing from a previous video explaining the various budgetary proposals of 2013 in the United States, this video illustrates a more in-depth analysis of the fiscal cliff. It reviews complex concepts such as the pros and cons of reducing federal debt as a percentage of GDP, how increased borrowing and spending may lead to a slight recession or inflation.
15 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Bailout 4: Mark-to-model vs. mark-to-market
The saga of Sal's fictional bank - as it relates to the very real-world banking world today - continues in this video, which covers ways to account for an asset (mark-to-model vs. mark-to market). Sal does not hide his opinion here, which can lead to a good class discussion on the implications of the financial crisis.
11 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Bailout 2: Book Value
Your class has been exposed to the effects and ramifications of the recent financial crisis. In this video, Sal helps to clarify the terms and procedures of what has been happening. He uses a fictional balance sheet to illustrate the possible assets and liabilities of an entity, as well as defining book value.
11 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Issues
Take a close look at news reporting techniques and global issues. Begin by creating a graphic representation of developing nations and defining the term. After class discussion, the second day's activities pick up by deconstructing news and researching articles online.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
A Piece of The Energy Pie: Lesson 10
Cost-benefit, green initiatives, global economics, and renewable energy are the topics of this thought-provoking lesson plan. Learners watch the video, NASCAR Goes Green, engage in a circular written discussion, then talk about the green initiative as a targeted market to increase product loyalty and overall profit margarine.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
ESL Holiday Lessonsï»¿: World Fair Trade Day
In this language skills worksheet, students read an article about World Fair Trade Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, 1 graphic organizer question, and 1 essay question regarding the content of the article.
6th - 10th English Language Arts
Students define hidden homelessness and recognize the problems associated with it. In this hidden homelessness instructional activity, students view a case study and answer questions on a worksheet about hidden homelessness. Students calculate the costs of hidden homelessness.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Great American Bank Robbery
Students examine the economic crisis of 2008. In this banking bailout lesson, students read the provided articles "Nicole Bradbury: Robo-Signer Victim," and "Bankers' Sloppy and Illegal Work." Students respond to the provided discussion questions.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Breaking News English: Argentina Beef
In this Argentina beef learning exercise, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about Argentina beef.
5th - 10th English Language Arts
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
Post-Nuclear War Survival
Young scholars engage in a role-play activity to simulate the aftermath of nuclear war. students grapple with different kinds of survival decisions. They decide what is of upmost importance for survival in an emergency or crisis situation.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History