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Learners examine the roles of the Federal Reserve. Using the case study text, they analyze different decisions the Reserve has made and their effects on the economy. They analyze the major issues surrounding data announcements and research historical trends in the economy.
Learners read a case study about the Federal Reserve. Using the text, they identify the roles of the system and the effects of changing the federal funds rate. They identify issues surrounding new data announcements and review various historical trends. They answer questions to complete the lesson.
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.
High schoolers 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.
High schoolers examine a Federal Reserve announcement to lower interest rates. Using the information, they determine the effects of this announcement on spending by consumers and employment in the United States. After reading a case study, they identify the goals and tools of the Federal Reserve and answer comprehension questions.
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.
Learners examine the inflation rate in June 2006. Using the data, they identify the factors that might allow for the rate to change and its relationship to the consumer price index. They participate in activities in which they examine the role of policy in the government.