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Twelfth graders explain the concepts of marketing, comparative advantage and the uses of monetary policy to affect markets.
In this economics worksheet, students study the organization of the Federal Reserve as they read a 2 page article and respond to 10 short answer questions regarding the topic.
Students explain how their lives would be more difficult in a world with no money.
Students see why it is so important for a central bank to strike a balance between inflationary and deflationary concerns. They explain that inflation They access websites imbedded in this plan to answer a series of questions.
Learners read excerpts from a Washington Post article about a reduction in short term interest rates in 1998. They identify sections in it dealing with monetary policy. In another article, they compare the federal funds rate with other interest rates and create a graph illustrating what would happen to aggregate output if aggregate demand is restrained.
Stdents explore the operation of the commercial banking system and the mechanics of money creation through the lending process. They investigate various interest rates to develop the relationship between interest rates and risk and between between interest rates, investment, and economic growth.
Students discover how money is created through fractional reserves and how the Federal Reserve corrects economic inflation or recession. They examine the principle of "magic money" which relates to the way banks lend money and hold percentages in reserve. Students use a formula to answer questions about correcting inflation or recession.
Students examine the Gross Domestic Product of past decades. After reading a case study, they identify the factors that make the GDP rise or fall. They review data on past recessions and how to reduce their frequency. They answer questions and discuss their answers to end the lesson.
Students explore the purpose and structure of the Federal Reseve System and its relationship with the United States Department of the Treasury. Investigations are made into the Mint, Bureau of Engraving and printing and the Federal Reserve.
Students examine the European Union and how it adopted a single currency, the Euro. They research a number of websites to explain the Euro and its current value.
In this Monetary Policy worksheet, students solve problems with varying reserve requirements and interest rates, then complete balance sheets for the Federal Reserve Banks.
Even well-versed economists will appreciate the clarity and cohesiveness of this presentation. Covering monetary policy and open-market operations with bullet points and graphs, these slides would be a good addition to both a basic and advanced economics lecture.
In this Monetarist Monetary Policy activity, students read an article, then examine and solve a monetarist problem with variables.
Why are US dollars no longer backed by gold and silver? What is our medium of exchange, and what would it be like to live in a barter economy? Learners consider these questions, as well as learn about the major historical events in the evolution of American currency.
In this economics worksheet, students draw aggregate demand and supply curves for 3 monetary and fiscal policy combinations.
In this International Effects worksheet, students read background information then solve several problems from a variety of perspectives with variables.
Thirty-two study questions provide your economics class with the skills needed to pass a chapter exam. They work through each question to prepare for a test on the Fed and money.
Using the classic game of Monopoly and a revised set of rules provided in this resource, your class members will discover how GDP is calculated and practice enacting expansionary or contractionary fiscal policies. What a great way to learn about this fundamental concept of economics!
What is the purpose of the European Union, and what institutions and countries comprise it? Check out this resource in which class members participate in a student-led WebQuest activity designed to offer an overview of the European Union. They will then work in groups to design travel brochures on assigned countries from the European Union.
Help your class understand the natural cycle of growth and decline in an economy, and the importance of GDP, the unemployment rate, and inflation. Your learners will begin with reading, worksheets, and detailed direct instruction on these topics. They will then then progress into a video on hunger and food prices in America and a culminating activity in which they find newspaper articles related to economic measures and the business cycle.