Grades 6-8, 9-12
Money, Monetary Policy, and the Federal Reserve Video Series and Quiz
Time: 55 mins,
Updated: March 5 2020,
Author: Marginal Revolution University
Students will be able to:
- Understand the powers and functions of the Fed, especially open market operations and the money multiplier.
- Explain why some kinds of monetary policy makes sense in certain situations as opposed to others.
In this economics video series, students will learn about the powers and functions of the Federal Reserve.
Everything you need to know about the Fed in nine engaging videos. Topics include the functions and powers of the Fed, the U.S. money supplies, the money multiplier, OMO’s, the federal funds rate, the Fed’s role as lender of last resort, and the virtues and shortcomings of monetary policy in response to both demand and real shocks. Among the highlights is a video about how the Fed’s operations have changed since new rules were implemented in 2008.
In this personal finance activity, students will examine changes in the value of money over time.
Key Concepts: Financial Investments, Inflation, Money
Analyzing CPI Data
In this economics activity, students examine and explain the role of the Consumer Price Index.
Key Concepts: Inflation, Monetary Policy
Using Percentage Allocation to Create a Basic Spending and Savings Plan
In this personal finance lesson, students will learn to create a spending and savings plan using order of operations.
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Income, Money
Net Worth Key Terms
In this math activity, students will review their understanding of net worth key terms.
Key Concepts: Income, Money