Instructional Video

Monetary and Fiscal Policy: Crash Course Government and Politics #48

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Have you ever wondered how much cash is actually available at any point in time in the United States? Scholars research how the monetary system is set up in the 48th installment of a 50-part series covering the United States government and politics. The resource helps viewers grasp the fiscal policies set up by the government. Concepts like the role of the Federal Reserve spark lively discussion on how the government regulates the monetary system to benefit not only businesses, but citizens as well. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
Classroom Considerations
  • Topic of the lesson involves detailed economic concepts and can be difficult to grasp; therefore, pause the video frequently to check for understanding
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Lesson introduces primary source topics (Federal Reserve) for further research 
  • Provides animation of the key concepts for visual learners
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