The Story of the Federal Reserve System

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Prevent the Federal Reserve System from becoming a dry topic for your middle and high schoolers by using an informative, engaging resource! The cartoon takes your class on a journey with aliens from the planet of Novus to observe the United States Federal Reserve System. They read funny anecdotes and interesting relevant facts to better understand a variety of economic concepts. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Flip your classroom by assigning scholars to read the cartoon at home before discussing it the next day
  • Differentiate for GATE students by asking them to compare the scenarios to different current economic events
Classroom Considerations
  • Must have Internet access to view the cartoon; otherwise, download the project the image
  • Uses colorful imagery and an interesting way of storytelling to explain complex ideas
  • Entertains and keeps the attention of easily distracted pupils
  • Gives real-world examples that make the content relatable 
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