Instructional Video

The Fed Explains Inflation

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What makes an item change price over time? Inflation is the obvious answer, but it's not always the correct explanation. High schoolers watch a short, illustrative video about inflation and other causes of price change, as well as the Federal Reserve's ability to regulate these changes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video to augment a lesson on the Fed or when discussing the concept of inflation
  • Have class members research historical prices for their favorite products, and compare these price changes to the national rate of inflation
Classroom Considerations
  • Does not include a transcript, unlike other videos in the series
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
Pros
  • Engaging and accessible
  • Uses real-world, applicable examples to demonstrate the responsibilities of the Federal Reserve
  • Includes a helpful infographic with comparable information
Cons
  • None