Fiscal policy Teacher Resources
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Learning About the Federal Budget: “Get a Pencil, You’re Tackling the Deficit!”
Your class members have been selected by the president to help solve the budget crisis as part of a special deficit commission. After learning about fiscal policy, economic theories, and the federal budget through a detailed PowerPoint presentation, class members will simulate a press conference in which they will recommend cutting or reducing programs and/or increasing taxes.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 34 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
GDP and Fiscal Policy Monopoly
Using the classic game of Monopoly and a revised set of rules provided in this resource, your class members will discover how GDP is calculated and practice enacting expansionary or contractionary fiscal policies. What a great way to learn about this fundamental concept of economics!
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review People's Pie
Young economists design fiscal policy and gain a greater understanding of balancing the needs and wants of the general public. Using an online interactive game, they will practice setting tax levels and retirement age, funding government agencies like Social Security and national defense, all while working to maintain citizen satisfaction.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
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
What Works and What Doesn't: The Potential and Limitations of Fiscal Policy
Twelfth graders study micro- and macro-economies. They examine theories about fiscal policy and the relationships between consumption and output, tax policy and government spending changes. They also consider how economic perspectives and theories about fiscal policy change over time.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Chapter 12: Fiscal Policy
Uncle Sam wants YOU...to understand fiscal policy! With clear bullet points and informative graphs, your budding economists will understand the finer points of fiscal policy and its implications within the American economy, as well as the economies of other nations.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
Inflationary and Recessionary Gaps with Fiscal and Monetary Policy
Where does the long run aggregate supply curve in graphs of an inflationary and recessionary gap? Check out this video for instruction on this process, as well as to learn about the motivations behind monetary and fiscal policy in addressing these circumstances.
4 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fiscal and Monetary Policy Process
What tools doe the Congress and the Federal Reserve can use to correct economic problems. Interested minds examine how the use of those tools affects the money supply, interest rates, and aggregate demand. This is a great resource with attached links, activities, and handouts.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 50 Downloads
EconMovies 5: Cars (GDP, Recession, and Fiscal Policy)
Compare and contrast world economies and their differences in capital, and examine the four components of GDP with a dynamic speaker and scenes from the movie Cars. The video draws connections between the film and topics such as the business cycle, recessions, economic growth and expansion, and fiscal policy.
6 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 incorporates math, economics, and current events in a real world context.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Multiplier and Taxes Practice
How does the math work behind cutting taxes to close a recessionary gap? Here an economics instructor walks viewers through the step-by-step process of working with the spending multiplier to calculate changes in taxes and closing a recessionary gap.
3 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Chapter 13: Money and Banking
Where does money come from? If your class can't answer this question (beyond "my parents"), this presentation will be a timely and appropriate way to teach them. Details about currency, money supply, and the banking system, help explain the concept of money and its purpose in society.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 46 Downloads
Economics of the New Deal
Learners explain the economic role government took during the Great Depression, and evaluate New Deal actions taken. They explain how the function of the government was to stabilize the economy by using fiscal and monetary policies.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 43 Downloads
The Federal Reserve System Explained - Part 1/2
The Federal Reserve System is explained in this two-part video. The history of the Reserve System and its influence on the economy is described. This clip is very clear and uses graphs to help describe the principals of the Federal Reserve in relation to the national debt.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
A Case Study: The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy - June 25, 2003
Students follow 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads