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Andrew Jackson vs. The National Bank
Young scholars explore Andrew Jackson's vision for the National Bank. In this Jackson presidency lesson, students determine why Jackson vetoed the National Bank's Charter and indentify the causes of the Panic of 1837.
Using Political Cartoons to Understand Historical Events
Examine historical perspectives through the use of political cartoons. Learners complete analysis activities related to the president's title, the establishment of the national bank, and the Jay Treaty.
James Madison: The Second National Bank-Powers Not Specified in the Constitution
Students discover the events that occurred during James Madison's presidency that raised constitutional questions. They investigate Madison's reaction to at least one event and complete the associated worksheets.
Should the United States Have a Central Bank?
Young scholars assess the validity of a national bank. They study the importance of McCullough v. Maryland. They review the arguments of Hamilton and Jefferson. They analyze the Tenth Amendment and the debate over state v. federal power. They review tight v. lose constructionist interpretation of the Constitution.
Cartoon Analysis Worksheet Key National Bank
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students examine a political cartoon about the American National Bank and then respond to 10 analysis questions about the cartoons they select. The cartoon is not included and answers to each of the questions are provided.
Condon National Bank
Use maps, readings, and photographs to analyze the historic, cultural, and social conditions surrounding the activities of the Dalton brothers and their gang. Learners identify how the residents of Coffeyville defended themselves against the gang.
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. They read primary source documents and the booklet, "The First Bank of the United States." A fun way to introduce banking and US Economics.
Banking for Your Future
Students get a handle on their own personal finances. They discover how banks work, how to plan and stick to a budget, and other helpful tips on managing money. They study the Federal Reserve System, which oversees the nation's banks.
James Madison: From Father of the Constitution to President
Students investigate reasons why James Madison is called the "Father of the Constitution." They discuss three events during his presidency that raised constitutional questions and look at Madison's opinions of those questions. They complete the associated worksheets.
Andrew Jackson and the Bank War
Ninth graders examine primary documents and secondary sources to analyze the life and presidency of Andrew Jackson in the first half of the nineteenth century. For this American History lesson, 9th graders analyze documents related to the Market Revolution and the role of the federal government in that revolution. Students study the social, political and economic trends of the first half of the nineteenth century.
History of Business and Industry in West Virginia
Students discover business and industries located in West Virginia. In this West Virginia history lesson, students research the West Virginia Encyclopedia in order to gather information about the industries of the state. Students take notes on index cards that they use to create a time using the information gathered.
In this famous person learning exercise, students read a passage about Che Guevara and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
The ABC's of Architecture in West Virginia
Students create an ABC book about West Virginia's architecture. In this architecture lesson plan, students research different architecture, and come up with something for every letter of the alphabet.
Cartoons for the Classroom: Nationalizing Banks
Do your economists understand the complexities of the recent financial crisis? Use this political cartoon analysis worksheet to shed some humor and light on the nationalization of banks. The cartoonist utilizes irony to make his point. Three talking points guide deeper thinking as learners analyze the issue, create a new caption, and determine the artist's stance. Extend using the linked analysis worksheet, having pupils find their own cartoons on a similar topic!
Glossary Of Federal Reserve Terms
Students engage in a reading of a document in order to become familiar with the Federal Reserve of The United States in the interest of strengthening reading comprehension skills with the exposure to expository literature. They read the document and write a summary of it.
What is the Legacy of the New Deal?
Prepare your pupils for full-fledged political discussions with a scaffolded seminar process. Before talking about the topic, class members have a couple of days to respond to a question in writing, using the two listed reading selections as evidence. On the day of the seminar, learners first discuss in small groups and then come together for a whole-class Socratic seminar about the New Deal.
The Historical Audacity of the Louisiana Purchase
In order to double the size of the country and make what would become the greatest real estate deal in the history of the United States, Thomas Jefferson had to set aside his beliefs in small government and his strict constructionist vision of the Constitution. Use this video to review the events leading up to, and the actual acquisition of land in the Louisiana Purchase with your class. Then, begin a discussion on the liberties the national government took in order to lay a firm foundation for the growing nation.
Exploring Enumerated and Implied Powers
Here is a most-impressive resource on implied powers that were established under the Marshall Court. Learners examine the court's interpretation of Article 1 in McCullough vs. Maryland. They also analyze the Constitution in order to see the differences between enumerated and implied powers. There is an excellent worksheet that leads pupils through a writing exercise on these topics embedded in the plan. This is one of the better lessons on law and the courts I have ever seen.
A presentation like this may be good for your learners and their parents. Discover the ins, outs, and in-betweens regarding financial markets. Slides are straightforward, easy to follow, and provide basic information for building a functional understanding of US economics.
Banking 17: What happened to the gold?
Learn the value of a dollar in this video, which explains the natural transition from the gold standard. Asking viewers if they would trust gold or the U.S. Government, Sal explains how the concept of wealth has shifted and adapted throughout our economic history.