The Fed Explains: Monetary Policy

What is monetary policy, and how does it relate to the Federal Reserve? Take high schoolers through an entertaining account of the basics behind monetary policy and its place in the modern world of economics.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners compare the information in the video to the information in the attached poster, as well as the effectiveness of each presentation
  • Assign the video for homework the night before you intend to teach about monetary policy
Classroom Considerations

  • Video was published in 2016, so it reflects that time period
  • Even though the resource is from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, it is applicable to any city or state's curriculum
Pros

  • Animation is engaging and informative
  • Provides a relevant infographic to reinforce knowledge
  • Contains a full transcript
Cons

  • None