Government and the Economy Teacher Resources
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Money Makes the World Go 'Round
Young scholars examine what a basic unit of currency means and how it affects world finances.
Why Are Some Nations Wealthy?
Students, in groups, examine data from several nations regarding size, natural resources, and population. Using these data, they rank the nations, try to identify them, and predict whether each nation is rich or poor.
International Monetary Fund
Twelfth graders examine the role of the International Monetary Fund. They participate in activities to discover the funtion of the organization. They also focus on fair trade and cooperation between its members.
World History: Extreme Global Makeover
Students examine the impact of modernization on China and India. While watching a video about a Chinese worker and the peasant class and how modernization affects both groups. They investigate the issue of migration in both countries and debate modernization prior to writing an essay on the subject.
International Monetary Fund
Twelfth graders discover the role of the International Monetary Fund. They use the internet to answer questions about the organization. They discuss the positive and negatives associated with the IMF.
History: Women Wanting to Work
Students compare and contrast the economic roles of women throughout history in the United States, India, and Israel. After examining pictures of women from various time periods, they share observations. They watch video clips and examine case studies of women from India and Israel and conclude by writing essays on the topic.
The Fed's Role in Setting Monetary Policy
Young scholars examine the goals and tools of monetary policy. Through class discussion and handouts, they explore monetary policy's effect on short-term borrowing rates, employment, and economic growth. The class is divided into four groups to analyze an economic scenario in which they must recommend the appropriate monetary policy.
Victor L. Power
Students explore Victor Power using the Internet and primary source documents.
Local Government Finance
Eleventh graders discuss the goods and services provided by local government and how they are paid for. They create piecharts demonstrating the revenue sources.
Government Lesson Plan: Lesson Plan 10
Students explore the history, diversity, and commonality of the peoples of the nation and world. They analyze how the United States' political, economic and social goals directly affect our foreign policy.
Young scholars examine the basic structure of the United Nations Population Fund. They assume the roles of various parties involved in the United States' funding of the Population Fund to gain an understanding of the current administration
A Case Study: The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy - May 2001
Students examine the makeup of the Federal Reserve Board. Using monetary policy, they discover how the Reserve members are elected and how decisions are made. Viewing charts and graphs, they identify trends and the causes of these trends. They answer questions and discuss them as a class.
Consumer Credit: Buy Now, Pay Later, and More
Students explore the concept of consumer credit. In this consumer credit lesson, students discuss the costs and benefits of buying with credit. Students examine scenarios to determine the costs and benefits of using a particular method of payment to purchase an item.
The Great Hubble
Middle schoolers explain how Hubble telescope captures images from space. In this space science lesson, students use the internet to view space photos. They debate on an issue raised by the teacher.
Students brainstorm ideas for a project that would benefit the community. They need to examine the role that government and community volunteers would play in the project. They present the different ideas to the class and decide on a community project.
State Capitol Moves to Indianapolis
Students examine a primary source document describing how the early Indiana state government was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis. They perform simple mathematic functions to determine the distance between Corydon and Indianapolis and to determine modern travel time versus frontier travel.
IMF/World Bank - World Bank & IMF Lesson Plan
Young scholars study international organizations and their purposes and functions in the world.
Ninth graders explore various time-periods in American history. They select important events, people, places, and artifacts to explore. Students present their information to the class using PowerPoint.
Competing National Stories in Tibet
Students research the Tibetan conflict from the point of view of both Tibet and China. They review resources produced by both factions and then apply these skills to consider other competing national stories.
Culture of the Minoan
In this history learning exercise, students identify and name various aspects of the Minoan culture. They complete ten different blank shapes that explain their religion, transportation, entertainment, education, government, money, and how they communicated.