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A “New English” in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”: A Common Core Exemplar
To examine the “New English” Chinua Achebe uses in Things Fall Apart, readers complete a series of worksheets that ask them to examine similes, proverbs, and African folktales contained in the novel. Individuals explain the meaning behind the comparison in the similes, identify proverbs explaining what they say about the values of Igbo society, and analyze African folktales.
9th - 12th Language Arts 31 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Comparison Shopping: Getting the Most for Your Money
Who isn't interested in shopping for food? Set up two markets in your math class: HalfFoods and DJ's, then send the kids off to compare prices. Occasionally throw a discount into the mix! Through this experience, seventh graders practice using proportional relationships, percent, and ratios.
6th - 8th Math 25 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
All The Bell & Whistles
Young adults are so eager to get that first cell phone. And, cell phones have so many cool extras! Learners conduct real-life research to determine which cell phone carrier offers the best deals on things like wall paper, ringtones, and games.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 3 Downloads
Chinese Central Bank Buying Treasuries
The first several minutes of this clip are a review of the hypothetical China-U.S. trade scenario Sal mapped out in previous videos. Then, he begins to further outline how the Yuan can resist appreciation because of interference by the Chinese Central Bank and it's desire to peg the current exchange rate.
12 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Banking 4: Multiplier effect And the money supply
In the context of a discussion about real wealth versus the representation of wealth (money), Sal explains the multiplier effect and how 1000 pieces of gold can become 2710 pieces of gold. Viewers will appreciate the annotations and easy-to-understand narration in this video.
11 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 5 Views 7 Downloads
History of Money and Banking in the U.S.
Why was there a lack of confidence in the money and banking system of the early United States government? What historical events led to the establishment of the Federal Reserve System? Here you'll find reading materials and worksheets to help your class members learn more about the early history of banking in the nation.
1 min 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Fed - Helping Keep Banks Safe and Sound
What does an examiner look for when analyzing a bank's financial condition? In addition to learning about the 5-Cs for reviewing loans and CAMELS (capital, assets, management, earnings, liquidity, and sensitivity to risk), your learners discover how the Federal Reserve supervises and regulates banks in order to avoid bank runs and financial instability.
1 min 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The US Financial System
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Dream Phone of Basic Phone?
Learning to be a savvy shopper can make or break the bank. Upper graders research five different cell phone carriers to see if they'll have enough money in their imaginary budget for a dream phone or a basic phone. They create either a PowerPoint presentation or a brochure to share their findings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 3 Downloads
Banks, Credit & the Economy
Take your learners through a virtual tour of the US mint to learn about currency, and then discover the role of the Federal Reserve as the nation's central bank. Readings will also provide an overview of banks and lending, saving/investing, and the function of loaning.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Banking 5: Introduction to Bank Notes
Sal explains the concepts of bank notes in this video, leading viewers to the natural conclusion that his illustration looks a lot like a dollar bill - and therefore, one is very much like the other. Wealth creation and the Federal Reserve Bank are two important topics that your class will easily understand after seeing this lecture.
9 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 2 Downloads
Banking 12: Treasuries (government debt)
Taking viewers through the process of creating a reserve bank (Federal Reserve), Sal introduces the idea of government involvement in modern banking. Additionally, he explains the obligation of the government to cover the reserves, and why bonds issued by the government are risk-free.
11 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Banking 11: A reserve bank
Exploring a world with more than one bank, Sal illustrates the balance sheets of each fictional bank, as well as explaining the possible problems that could result with inconsistent reserve ratios requirements. The video details how one bank run can affect everyone, creating "a weak link in the chain" of commerce.
11 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Banking 15: More on the Fed Funds Rate
Going deeper into the concept of the Federal Funds Rate, this video guides viewers through the process of inter-bank lending, much like the previous video (Banking 14). Sal's easygoing approach is simple to understand and fun to watch.
12 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Fractional Reserve Banking Commentary 1
After a short review on the banking process and lending procedures, Sal outlines some of the problems and weaknesses of fractional reserve banking. Additionally, he details the differences between illiquidity and insolvency, as well as how one weak bank in a fractional reserve banking system can make life difficult for an entire economy.
19 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 1 Download
Home Living / Daily Living: Shopping List
Talk with your pupils about the importance of staying focused at the grocery store. Your special education class will discuss how to create and use a shopping list. They will make a shopping list and pretend to use it in a role-play activity.
9th - Higher Ed Health 45 Views 88 Downloads
Chapter 14: How Banks and Thrifts Create Money
Teach your class about the value of a dollar in this economics presentation, which details the inner-workings of commercial banks. From reserve requirements to money expansion, these slides will clear up any misconceptions about "the building with the money.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads