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The Credit Safari
How cool, an interactive personal finance game! Young consumers play a real-life scenario game to practice making credit decisions. They play the game then discuss good and bad credit choices. The scenarios revolve around the use of a first credit card for college expenses.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 39 Downloads
A Lesson To Accompany "The First Bank of the United States: A Chapter in the History of Central Banking"
Here is an interesting topic. Learners examine the economics that led to the founding of the First Bank of America. They participate in a reader's theater experience depicting the debate between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson over the beginnings of the first Bank of the United States.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 141 Downloads
Unit on International Monetary Fund and World Bank
Students explore the purpose of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. In this global issues lesson, students participate in a role play activity that requires them to make funding decisions as members of the World Bank. Students also complete discussion questions about the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Brief.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 21 Downloads
Vamonos al supermercado! Have your class collect empty boxes and cans and stage a real life supermarket in your classroom! This hands-on activity provides lots of learning opportunities for your Spanish speakers. To reinforce new vocabulary, consider leaving them with a short writing assignment after shopping.
6th - 8th Languages 3 Views 35 Downloads
Mortgage-Backed Securities 1
With Salman Khan's valuable opinions on this topic, students will consider the significant financial responsibilities that will have consequences. personal implications. This introduce the factor of investment banks and their interaction with the banks that offer the individual loans.
8 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Bailout 8: Systemic Risk
Using several balance sheets, Sal illustrates the connectivity of banks and how one bank failure can affect many. Again, he uses the example of Lehman Brothers as the "catalyst for this chain of events" to explain how one bankrupt bank can result in a series of frozen assets.
12 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
FRB Commentary 2: Deposit Insurance
Going into more detail about the potential weaknesses of fractional reserve banking, this video introduces some of the ways that the economy has been engineered to fix these issues, such as the "lender of last resort" and insurance from the FDIC.
17 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
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 3 Views 1 Download
Making Deposits and Using Bank Registers
Students practice using money in a mock bank activity. In this economics lesson, students simulate walking into a bank, making a deposit and keeping track of their balance with their classmates. Students practice their adding and subtracting skills to keep their balance sheet updated.
2nd - 4th Math 6 Views 55 Downloads
The Story of Jack and the Bank Stalk
Students use Jack and the Beanstalk to explain economics and money. In this money lesson, students read the fairy tale and answer questions on the online website. They see how money is accepted as a medium of exchange and beans are not and complete activities.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 15 Downloads
Introduction to Banking
Young scholars explore money. In this money lesson, students gain knowledge on how to save, invest, and spend money. Young scholars participate in an activity where they must decide how to use their money. Students then compare the different ways they used their money.
3rd - 4th Math 8 Views 51 Downloads
Home Living / Daily Living: Shopping List 2
I've done this exercise with my special needs learners more times than I can count. They practice getting ready to shop at the grocery store by identifying items on their shopping list. They match grocery items to the proper department and work to identify items on their list.
8th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 35 Views 43 Downloads
Vocabulary: Things Fall Apart
What is a magic vocabulary square? Use this newly popular method of reviewing vocabulary to engage your class. There's some tricky vocabulary in Things Fall Apart; front-load words like impending, impudent, and pacified to ease the difficulty.
9th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 39 Downloads
Money in the Piggy Bank
It's time to crack open that piggy bank and see what's inside. First, count up the pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters, identifying what fraction of them are dimes. Then calculate the total value of the coins, writing another fraction for the value of the dimes.
3rd - 5th Math 26 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
You can Bank on It: The Basics of Banking
Students explore types of financial institutions. In this Consumer Math/Economics lesson, students investigate the functions and services of different types of financial institutions and how thy work for individuals and businesses.
9th - 12th Math 9 Views 141 Downloads
You Can Bank On This
Learners investigate the concepts of money management and banking through Internet activities. In this economics activity, students discuss the characteristics of money and how people once bartered with goods instead of paying with cash. Learners research banking websites and complete an online activity dealing with the different money systems.
3rd - 5th Math 3 Views 14 Downloads
The Economy and Consumer Confidence
Reflect on the importance of banks in the current economic condition of the United States. High schoolers will explore the history of banking and money so that they can complete the numerous activities centered around that subject. Each group will participate in interactive activities to better understand consumer concepts.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 108 Downloads