The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy

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How does the Fed manipulate the money supply in the United States? After reading a comic book on monetary policy and answering guided questions, your class members will take part in an interactive online simulation in which they will discover how altering the federal funds rate affects unemployment and inflation. They will then create their own comic books detailing what they have learned about the Federal Reserve System.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • The simulation would be best performed as a whole group so the instructor can help explain cause and effect
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members should be introduced to basic concept of the Federal Reserve, including the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve banks, and member banks, before this lesson

  • PDF of monetary policy comic book included
  • Guided reading questions provided for comic book, as well as answer key

  • Resource mentions using film in class, but a copy of the DVD will take a few weeks to arrive