Monetary Policy Teacher Resources
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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.
Students discuss goals of tight or loose monetary policy, act as advisers to heads of various nations' central banks to determine whether countries should pursue tight or loose monetary policy, and present realistic solutions orally to classmates.
Students investigate the indicators the Fed uses to determine the course of monetary policy. In this monetary policy lesson, students define economic indicators and the conditions they reflect and explain the three functions of the Federal Reserve System. Students 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, 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 instructional activity, 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.
Students study the monetary policy of the Federal Reserve. In this economic data lesson, students review given information and graphs, research given topics and case studies and use what is found to complete worksheets, essays and quizzes provided.
Students examine the tools of fiscal and monetary policy. They identify how economic stabilization tools affect the money supply, interest rates, and aggregate demand.
In this economics learning exercise, students 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.
High schoolers read the federal reserve announcement and summarize the monetary policy. They explore how the FED tightens or loosens the monetary policy through the reserve requirements, discount rates and interest rates.
Students review a case study regarding the Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy.
Students review a case study of The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy - October 28, 2003.
Students participate in a case study of the Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy in January of 2003.
Students examine Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy.
Students 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.
Students 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.
To study circular flow, learners use the plans to trace through a series of interconnected economic and financial flows to explain the workings of the American economy. They use the model developed to comprehend the effects of Federal Reserve monetary policy. Students describe the several parts of sectors of the U.S. economic system and explain how each is related to the others.