Monetary Policy Teacher Resources
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Emergent economists take a critical look at some hard-hitting data. They use real data to explore the similarities in inflation rates related to the CPI from 2011 and The Great Depression. They discuss the changes in inflation and the impact it has on consumer purchasing trends.
Read all about the various types of unemployment and the United States is are currently at the low-point of an unemployment cycle. Kids examine what economic factors affect the unemployment rate, and what data shows for different US populations.
Explore Japanese society and national identity. Class members share ideas about the Japanese economy and then investigate a series of resources, including an article, a film, a lecture, and a poem, to learn about Japan's Bubble Economy and the Lost Decade. Wrap up the lesson with a discussion about social, economic, and international consquences.
Get an introductory course on inflation and the Consumer Price Index as Sal breaks down American disposable income based on government analysis. He focuses on housing percentages, explaining inconsistencies in the rental equivalence approach versus the previously used asset price method. Sal uses the Case-Shiller Index to show learners how the housing market collapse of 2009 created an underestimated CPI for housing. Learners contemplate the effect this has had on Social Security payments with regard to inflation.
Wondering why home financing relaxed in the years following Y2K? In the third of a four-part series, Sal describes the investment phenomenon between 2000 and 2006 that allowed more people to bid on homes and increased demand artificially. Scholars observe the basic home loan model and the securitization of the mortgage market in the 90s. As Sal moves in the 21st century he discusses the multi-party investment chain profiting off of home loans and the new role of banks as transactional, temporary loan holders. He also discusses the role of rating agencies, introducing learners to potentially overoptimistic security ratings on mortgages base on the increases home prices and low default rates.
Young scholars connect the symbols from the design of the United States Mint Fifty State Quarters Program to our country's history in this five-lesson unit. The culture, unique heritage, and geography of the individual states are probed.
Learners create a class monetary system. In this elementary economics lesson, students research jobs, create jobs within the classroom, and budget money. This lesson builds learners responsibility and experience with money.
Four pages of review help economics or government students prepare for a test on the Federal Reserve and banking. This does not include any questions, just notes.
High schoolers gain access to easily understood, timely interpretations of monthly announcements of rate of change in real GDP and the accompanying related data in the U.S. economy. They categorize items into GDP categories.
Students examine the economic and political challenges the past six presidents have faced during their terms of office, and how those challenges may or may not have impacted their chances for re-election. They create campaign slogans both for and against the presidents researched in class based on the economic and political climate at the time of their elections.
Currently inflation, unemployment, our GDP, and Federal Reserve are all impacting the consumer price index. But what does this mean for consumers and producers under the US Economics system? Learners research data and websites, and engage in a class discussion to find out.
In this budgeting lesson, students use given income and expenses to create a chart and decide if they can afford a car. Web research is used to find current prices for each expense and selected terms and concepts. Students create a PowerPoint presentation as a final project.
Students develop an understanding of how federal revenues are gained by taxes. This foundation enable students to decipher changes in federal tax policy. Groups of students study different types of taxes and prepare presentations on each one.
Students watch two commericals from previous presidential elections on the topic of healthcare. After reading an article, they identify the position of the various candidates for the 2008 election. In groups, they brainstorm their own proposals for one of the candidates and write a position paper about where they state on the state of healthcare in the United States.
Is health insurance a luxury? The class examine the increasing number of uninsured middle class Americans; they then research and present information on various aspects of medical coverage and care at a classroom forum entitled "The Current State of Health Care in the United States."
Create a glossary of tax-related vocabulary and clip New York Times articles that present tax procedure in action, in preparation for participating in a tax quiz bowl. Young economists explore allegations that "Survivor" Richard Hatch perpetrated tax fraud.
What are political parties and what so strategists do? In this political analysis lesson, students analyze political strategies to understand their strengths and weaknesses. They use key details from the text to learn how to create political strategies for both political parties.
Investigate the current financial market and have your class explore savings, borrowing, financial markets, mutual funds, and the stock market. This four-part lesson is designed to help students become knowledgeable and informed consumers.
From Mr. Merdle to Mr. Madoff? A viewing of the PBS adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “Little Dorrit” launches an examination of greedy characters in literature and a study of greed, unfairness, and economic hardship today. The richly detailed resource includes extension activities, interdisciplinary connections, and a list of related links. A great way to connect literature to current events!
In this chemistry worksheet, students answer 73 fill in the blanks and multiple choice questions on the structure of matter and properties of elements in the periodic table.