As an educator myself, I wanted to let you know about a great teaching resource you get without cost. It is called, "What We Do"at the Federal Reserve. It features lessons for your students and two packets of real shredded currency.It is produced by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago as a hands-on activity to engage students. Included is a DVD which provides an inside look at the role of the Fed. An accompanying curriculum guide emphasizes key points teachers can highlight as students participate in scenarios to illustrate how prices, inflation, and ultimately monetary policy can affect their behavior and our economy's well-being.
While the Federal Reserve can be a complex entity, its mission is simple: to help keep the U.S. economy running smoothly.
Fed shreds support conversations around money supply and what happens to old money.
"The state of the economy, employment, and Federal Reserve policy are hot topics right now, and make for great classroom discussions," said Cindy Ivanac-Lillig, economic specialist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. "But it can be difficult to explain to students in understandable language. We developed this packet to give high school instructors tools to complete a lesson that can help explain how the Federal Reserve serves our economy."To have a complimentary packet shipped, go to the website below to provide your shipping address.(click on the link below)www.DynamindsPublishing.com.
Let me know if you have any questions.Joanne Kuster
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Lesson Plan on the FED
This was sent to me from a reliable link at the Chicago Fed: If you teach Macroeconomics, you might be interested in this free resource.