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Economic Lowdown Video Series

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Designed for high school and college-level classes, a collection of 12 resources covers topics in economics, banking, and monetary policy. Students investigate supply curves, the law of demand, market equilibrium, and the labor market....
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Political Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Designed for social studies classes, this collection of lessons examine both the history and the current state of US government institutions, policies, and economic programs.
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Economic Data Lesson: Economic Policy Options

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can you make decisions that will impact millions of people around the nation? Scholars research the role of the Federal Reserve, and its Chairman, on the economic outlook of the country. They analyze current trends in unemployment,...
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Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Times of Crisis

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Following the 2008 financial crisis in the United States, why did fiscal policymakers increase government spending and reduce taxes? Discover the motivation behind these actions and learn about the separate functions of monetary and...
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Policy Issue Report

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Acting as executive agencies preparing reports to present to the public, your learners will use these detailed project guidelines and choose from a wide range of policies (i.e. NAFTA, national health care, Israeli relations, and global...
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An Introduction to Milton Friedman's The Role of Monetary Policy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What effect does increasing the money supply have on the economy? A video summary of The Role of Monetary Policy by Milton Friedman, part of a larger playlist on the world's greatest ideas, discusses the problems that might arise from...
14:53
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Robert Skidelsky on Keynesian Economics - It's All About Spending

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Get the full scoop on John Maynard Keynes and the origins of his incredible influence on macroeconomics and the role of government. British economist Robert Skidelsky offers unique insight into Keynesian economics and its fundamental...
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The Fed Explains: Monetary Policy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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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The Fed's Role in Making and Setting Monetary Policy: Part 1

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
How does inflation affect the economy, and how can effective monetary policy by the Federal Reserve help control inflation? With the Fisher equation and analysis of annual CPI rates during the 1970s and early 1980s, your class members...
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Inflationary and Recessionary Gaps with Fiscal and Monetary Policy

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Where does the long run aggregate supply curve in graphs of an inflationary and recessionary gap? Check out this video for instruction on this process, as well as to learn about the motivations behind monetary and fiscal policy in...
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Foreign Policy: Crash Course Government and Politics #50

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The final video in a 50-part series on the United States government and politics investigates the need for foreign entanglement by America. Scholars analyze why we have foreign policy, which at times is for the greater good of the world,...
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Congress's Economic Powers

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Join Congress as they assess their economic abilities for spending—and as they discover their limits. High schoolers use an educational resource to explore Congress's economic powers and learn to apply these concepts to their everyday...
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Discretionary and Automatic Fiscal Policy

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
Explore fiscal policies using this worksheet. Learners discuss economic policies as it relates to employment, aggregate demand, income tax rates, and recession.
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What's all the Yellen About? Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Most countries experience an economic slump from time to time. Learn about the ways the Federal Reserve can intervene in a struggling economy before a crisis occurs with a short video from Crash Course Economics that focuses on monetary...
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Fiscal Policy and Stimulus

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A country with high recessionary and inflationary gaps has several options to stimulate growth. A video focused on fiscal policy inspires young economists to explore the ways a government can influence, regulate, and stabilize (or...
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Economic Growth

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
How can you use aggregate demand and supply to illustrate economic growth? Savvy economics instructor Mr. Clifford illustrates how interest rates affect aggregate demand and supply in the long and short run, and how long run aggregate...
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Behavioral Economics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Understanding how consumers think is key to staying in business. Show high schoolers how their buying behavior really does affect the way the economy works with an informative video from Crash Course Economics. The video illustrates the...
10:25
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The Economics of Healthcare

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Healthcare is an important asset to any society, and has been at the forefront of public policy and national news in the last few decades. An engaging video from Crash Course economics clears up many misconceptions about healthcare...
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Economic Schools of Thought

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes held different beliefs about economic systems that evolved from their predecessors, and then shaped by their countries' economic situations. A video from Crash Course Economics explains the...
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Economics of Education

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is going to college worth it? Address the question that nearly all high schoolers ask themselves with a helpful economics video. It discusses the economic and societal benefits of graduating from college, the reasons for increased...
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The Economics of Death

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does an increased lifespan help to sustain the economy, or do healthcare costs for people who live longer negate that benefit? Learn about the economics of dying, being buried, and the other ways the end of one's life can be quite...
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Conceptual Analysis in Economics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Help develop assertive, critical-thinking skills that enhance growth and change while teaching economics. In groups, select a topic from a list and then discuss the pros and cons of each topic. Debate why advertising is necessary to our...
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Then and Now: Fed Policy Actions During the Great Depression and Great Recession

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Review the Great Depression in the United States from an economist's perspective, examining roots of the crash, government policy actions, and policies instituted by the Fed.
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Explorations in Economic Demand, Part I

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Your economists will relate to the choices at hand in this personal budgeting scenario. A passage describes Bob's predicament: he's going away to college and must buy his own clothes, including the pricey Levis he wants to buy 8 of....

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