Monetary Policy Teacher Resources

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How does the Federal Open Market Committee work to formulate the nation's monetary policy in the United States? As the second segment of a instructional activity on the role of the Fed in setting monetary policy, class members will learn about open market operations and stagflation and work in groups to evaluate several different monetary policy scenarios.
How does inflation affect the economy, and how can effective monetary policy by the Federal Reserve help control inflation? With the Fisher equation and analysis of annual CPI rates during the 1970s and early 1980s, your class members will approach these questions and examine the effect that high inflation can have on individuals and businesses.
This lesson is packed with instructional material and activities on the Federal Reserve System, monetary policy, and the relationship between bank reserves, interest rates, employment, and price stability.
Discuss how the Federal Open Market Committee makes decisions concerning the use of federal funds. After that, identify monetary policy and goals. The functions of the Federal Reserve System are explained with data, charts, and background information. 
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.
Learners investigate the indicators the Fed uses to determine the course of monetary policy. In this monetary policy instructional activity, students define economic indicators and the conditions they reflect and explain the three functions of the Federal Reserve System. Learners explain the use of monetary policy to affect the economy in this 45 page packet of activities.
Students develop an understanding of monetary policy. In this monetary policy lesson plan, students define economic indicators and specify the economic conditions they reflect. Students explain the three functions of the system and play a card game to review vocabulary associated with economic indicators.
Students explore the Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy from the January 27, 2010 report. In this economic data lesson, students will explain and identify monetary policy goals, structure and functions, and tools available as they all relate to the Federal Reserve System by completing multiple choice and essay questions.
In this economics worksheet, learners respond to 29 short answer questions regarding fiscal and monetary policy. Several notes and explanations are also included.
Students 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.
Students review a case study regarding the Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy.
Learners analyze the decisions by the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates. Using data and announcements, they develop reasons why the rate would be lowered and how it would affect spending and employment in the United States. Using monetary policy, they gain insight into the concept of macroeconomics.
Students are introduced to the role of the Federal Reserve and how monetary policy affects the economy. After reading a case study, they answer questions and discuss their answers with the class. They use graphs and charts to make predictions about what might happen with markets depending on different types of monetary policy.
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.
How does the Fed manipulate the money supply in the United States? After reading a comic book on monetary policy and answering guided questions, your class members will take part in an interactive online simulation in which they will discover how altering the federal funds rate affects unemployment and inflation. They will then create their own comic books detailing what they have learned about the Federal Reserve System.
Learners complete practice problems dealing with changes in required reserves, excess reserves (loanable funds), and the money supply. They role-play in scenarios in which they must decide upon the appropriate federal policy. They research the economic conditions for a specific region of the country and propose federal policies that would improve economic conditions.
Students 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.
Twelfth graders identify and define in writing, various economic terms by conducting a Web search. In this macroeconomics lesson plan, 12th graders explain the development process and purpose of the Federal Reserve's Beige Book by conducting a search and completing a question sheet. Students also list and describe the significant of major economic sectors outlined in the Beige Book.
Provide your class with the definitions to several key economic concepts related to the Federal Reserve and macroeconomics. Then, engage them in a discussion using the new vocabulary in the context of factual economic data analysis.