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In this lesson, students will examine the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and the establishment of the unique structure and functions of the Federal Reserve System.
Students listen to the story of Ruby and Max, bunnies that go shopping and make spending decisions. They learn about short-term and long-term savings goals. After a goal-sorting activity, students choose and illustrate their own savings goal.
A Lesson to Accompany "The First Bank of the United States: A Chapter in the History of Central Banking"
In this lesson, students view a film segment about the early United States and the first Bank of the United States. They work in groups to examine quotations from Hamilton’s and Jefferson’s letters to President Washington and summarize the arguments.
In this lesson, students learn about opportunity cost, saving, savings goals and a savings plan by reading The Pickle Patch Bathtub by Frances Kennedy. Students will develop savings plans that lead to their own savings goals.
Learn about the history of redlining and its impact on wealth and health inequalities using historical maps and other primary sources. This three-module lesson plan includes handouts, video links, and a podcast to examine the connection between homeownership and disparities in wealth and health.
Explore patterns in home loan data with Dr. Raphael Bostic. Learn how identifying patterns can help you answer BIG QUESTIONS and create a stronger economy for everyone.
Read about the Federal Reserve’s structure and key responsibilities as the citizens on Planet Novus work to develop their own central bank.
Travel to eastern Africa with Dr. Willene A. Johnson and use data to explore the economic activity of women in urban Tanzania. Learn about gathering and evaluating data to help answer your BIG QUESTIONS about the world!
Technology has certainly sped up our ability to deposit funds and pay bills. With mobile devices and the internet, we are able to access and transfer money faster than ever before. Peer-to-peer (P2P) payment services and smartphone apps make it possible to make and receive real-time payments in our ever-changing world. Learn about the various advantages and disadvantages of this evolution in payment services in the April 2020 issue of Page One Economics®.
In this lesson, students participate in a market activity in which a market for cake ingredients is set up to demonstrate the process of using a spending budget. They listen to the story Splat the Cat Takes the Cake and answer comprehension questions through a student-led Q&A. By participating in the opening market activity and reading the story, students use what they have read and learned to conclude that the ingredients Splat used were purchased with money that was earned. They participate in a read-aloud activity to identify specific long-vowel sounds and earn Splat bucks. They use the Splat bucks to purchase materials to decorate a cake and track their spending.