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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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Bailout 12: Lone Star Transaction

For Students 11th - 12th
Departing from his trademark theoretical balance sheets, Sal guides the viewer through a real-life "outlandish" transaction between Merrill Lynch and Lone Star Funds. Budding economists can exercise their growing economic skills by...
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Bailout 15: More on the solution

For Students 11th - 12th
Sal continues his argument for "the Plutzy Plan" (named after his friend who initially poses the idea). He outlines both theoretical and practical implementation ideas to restore the financial system. His theories will invigorate your...
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Bailout 11: Why these CDOs could be worth nothing

For Students 11th - 12th
Differentiating between a $700 billion "blank check" and the acquisition of assets, this video explores the idea that the CDOs purchased by the government could be worth nothing. Sal takes students through the mathematical and economic...
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Bailout 1: Liquidity vs. Solvency

For Students 11th - 12th
Introducing the circumstance surrounding the 2008 bailout and financial crisis, Sal uses a simplified analogy to help students to see the heart of the matter. He covers the importance of credit and credit scores, as well as what happens...
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Bailout 8: Systemic Risk

For Students 11th - 12th
Using several balance sheets, Sal illustrates the connectivity of banks and how one bank failure can affect many. Again, he uses the example of Lehman Brothers as the "catalyst for this chain of events" to explain how one bankrupt bank...
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Bailout 14: Possible Solution

For Students 11th - 12th
Ripe for discussion in your economics and government classes, this video features Sal's idea for a best possible solution to the financial crisis. He first details the situation and what the plan would entail; he then takes viewers...
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Bailout 9: Paulson's Plan

For Students 11th - 12th
Equally informative and opinionated, this video is sure to inspire thoughtful discussions and debate among your students. Sal outlines Paulson's plan - and explains his own (unfavorable) opinion about it.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Unemployment that Just Won't Quit

For Students 9th - 12th
It's an economic Catch-22! Expose your scholars to the hiring/unemployment paradox using this political cartoon analysis worksheet. The cartoon shows corporations explaining to a job seeker that they cannot hire him due to the unstable...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Oh, What's the Next Crisis?

For Students 10th - 12th
As scholars examine a simple political cartoon, they consider some of the crises of 2009: oil, foreign wars, energy, global warming, Swine Flu, etc. A list is provided for background information, and 3 talking points (or writing points)...
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The Financial Crisis: What Happened? Where do Things Stand Now?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students listen to and watch a presentation by Julie Stackhouse on the 2010 financial crisis in the United States. For this economics lesson, students engage in a presentation which is designed to be listened to by High School classes.
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Teaching in a Time of Crisis

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students react to the current financial crisis. In this community building lesson, students are given the opportunity to voice their thoughts and feelings on the current financial crisis in the safety of a classroom meeting.