Financial Markets Teacher Resources
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Investigate the current financial market and have your class explore savings, borrowing, financial markets, mutual funds, and the stock market. This four-part lesson is designed to help students become knowledgeable and informed consumers.
In this ESL worksheet, students read or listen to a text about problems with the Internet in Asia. Students then choose from or complete all of 100 exercises about the article including vocabulary, comprehension and discussion.
In this U.S. dollar worksheet, 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 the U.S. dollar. Students complete 10 activities total.
High schoolers learn that money has value by examining the history, meaning of money. market structures and pricing. For this analysis lesson, students use exchange rates to find the cost of an item different currencies.
Eighth graders review the stock market and what it means to invest in the stock market. They act out a play about stockbrokers and investors which shows how a transaction is made in an organized stock exchange, such ans the NYSE.
A presentation like this may be good for your learners and their parents. Discover the ins, outs, and in-betweens regarding financial markets. Slides are straightforward, easy to follow, and provide basic information for building a functional understanding of US economics.
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.
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.
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.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, learners are given an essay in which 6 paragraphs have been removed. Students are to choose from the sentences the one which fits each gap.
After reviewing his hypothetical business startup, Sal outlines stock distribution based on pre-money valuation and a $5 million investment from angel donor. He goes over the fluctuating percentage of ownership once an investor is introduced and per share value. Once scholars have a vivid picture of the company's assets, they begin to understand the first steps to getting it off the ground. What happens if most of the liquid assets are gone and the idea hasn't turned a profit? Sal heads back to the venture capital world, describing the role of seed investors. He introduces this type of investing as Series A Financing, but doesn't go into detail about it just yet.
Read all about the various types of unemployment and the United States is are currently at the low-point of an unemployment cycle. Kids examine what economic factors affect the unemployment rate, and what data shows for different US populations.
Four pages of review help economics or government students prepare for a test on the Federal Reserve and banking. This does not include any questions, just notes.
Analyze the issues that affect the state of the economy. Have your class explore media reports about recent economic recessions, the housing bubble, and loan defaults in order to chart information about recessions and participate in an activity based on the labor market. This activity is a good way to practice evaluating claims in a text. All links and handouts are included. Use this resource to emphasize textual evidence to support an argument.
Students view a video on the nature of money. They discuss the many ways that money has changed and is changing due to the development of electronic communication.
Examine the role of the Securities Exchange Commission. Upper graders watch a short Bill Moyers video, analyze a political cartoon, complete a graphic organizer on the SEC, and develop SEC reform strategies to rebuild investor confidence.
Create a stock market simulation to motivate pupils and make economic concepts meaningful.
Sixth graders compare modern agricultural statistics with those that are extracted from a primary source letter of George Washington. They complete worksheets and discuss what they have learned.
To study circular flow, learners use the plans to trace through a series of interconnected economic and financial flows to explain the workings of the American economy. They use the model developed to comprehend the effects of Federal Reserve monetary policy. High schoolers describe the several parts of sectors of the U.S. economic system and explain how each is related to the others.
High schoolers examine and discuss the functions of banks. After watching a video, they examine how checks are cleared and technology has helped make the system more efficient. In groups, they research the effects of a bank merger and the reasons why they are merging. To end the lesson, they examine a town without a bank or ATM machine and the effects on it.