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Showing Grade 12e, Unit 3a, Government and Economic Policy
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Stock Options: Exploring the Federal Reserve's Role in the United States Economy

Description: Simulate the stock market as a class in order to learn more about how different events, including regulation from the Federal Reserve, can impact the stock market. Write an explanation of the stock market. Learn about the effect that the Federal Reserve can have on the United States stock market by reading and discussing the article "The Market: A Day of Record-Breaking Gains and Trading Volume." Follow one stock in the New York Times for a month and write a summary of its performance. Standard 12.3.4

Author: Rachel McClain, The New York Times Learning Network, Javaid Khan, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City

Lesson ID: 981

The Fed Today

Description: These lessons show how the Federal Reserve works beginning with a video on the Fed and the history of money and banking in the U.S. Then it asks "Is the Fed public or private?" and examines the Fed's role in making and setting monetary policy. Lastly, the lessons examine how the Fed protects the nation's money and helps to keep banks sound. Standards 8.4.3, 11.6.1, and economics 12.3.3 and 12.3.4

Author: Education Coordinator, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Lesson ID: 1031

The Golden Opportunity

Description: Last month some hikers stumbled across an old mining camp. They found evidence and maps that document a vast gold vein still exists within the boundaries of Marshall Gold Discovery State Park. It was named the "Great Grandmother Lode". The "Mine Your Own Business Mining Co." proposed a deal to split 50% of the gold profits with California State Park System in return for the right to mine within the Park boundaries. Normally, the state parks would not consider the matter, but state cutbacks are hitting the park budget hard and forcing up to 50% cutbacks. Standard 12.1.1, 12.1.2, and 12.3.1 Your team will take part in presenting a project that will determine whether large scale mining should take place. This evidence will be used to answer they key question: Should Marshall Gold Discovery State Park be reopened to commercial gold mining? Standard 12.1.4

Author: Cliff Dimond, SCORE Science

Lesson ID: 1038

The New Deal's Legacy

Description: Review laws that were enacted as part of the New Deal measures. Do these programs still exist today and, if so, in what form? (Examples: modern welfare programs, farm subsidies, Americorp, minimum wage, FDIC, the Columbia River Reclamation Project, and Social Security). In groups, research one of the existing programs, using Thomas, the Library of Congress' on-line legislative site, etc. Identify at least two current pieces (one provided, one researched) of proposed legislation dealing with your program and then prepare a position paper on this program. Then participate in a Congressional Policy Forum. Finally, the class members will vote on which three pieces of legislation they will recommend to Congress. Standards 11.6.4, 12.7.5 civics and 12.3.2 economics

Author: Douglas Perry and Wendy Sauer, American Memory Project

Lesson ID: 1055

The Road to Emerald City Is Paved with Good Intentions

Description: This EconomicsMinute examines the historical relationship between the money supply and the price level. This analysis helps us to understand the effects of the current deflation in the Japanese economy as well as the length and severity of the Great Depression in the United States in the 1930s. This lesson points out why it is so important for a central bank to strike a balance between inflationary and deflationary concerns. Standard Economics 12.3.3

Author: Rich MacDonald, Center for Economic Education, St. Cloud State University

Lesson ID: 1072

Unhappy Returns of Social Security

Description: The Social Security Act was the centerpiece of the New Deal social programs. Yet, when the first monthly benefit checks were mailed in 1940, few could have predicted its growth from just over 200,000 beneficiaries to a roll of over 43 million - about one beneficiary for every 3.4 workers in the economy. The concept behind Social Security was not only to mandate retirement saving throughout the life of the worker, but to pay a guaranteed income in retirement - not from returns on capital investments, but from the pockets of the younger workers. Social Security is destined to fail under the pressure of demographics that increase the ranks of the recipients faster than "contributors" can keep up. This lesson explores the origin of Social Security, its path toward self-destruction, and the reason why, after almost 60 years, Congress is seeking to reform it. Standards 11.6.4, 12.3.1, 12.3.3, and 12.3.2 economics

Author: Harry Dolan, The Freeman

Lesson ID: 1166

What Are the Economic Functions of Government?

Description: Governments provide the legal and social framework for the economy of a nation. Citizens, interests groups, and political leaders disagree on how large the scope of government should be. Use the newspaper to discover and discuss what the limits on the economic functions of government should be. Standard 12.3.1, 12.3.2, 12.3.3, and 12.3.4

Author: Focus on Economics in Civics and Government, National Council on Economic Education

Lesson ID: 1216

Why the War on Poverty Failed

Description: In the mid-1960s President Lyndon Johnson declared a "war on poverty." Dozens of government programs were created or expanded with the goal of "abolishing poverty." Three decades and over $5 trillion later, the percentage of American's living below the poverty line is greater than when these welfare programs were established and even many activists who once advocated increasing federal assistance to the poor now agree that the attempt has been a failure. What happened? Were the government's efforts simply inadequate to meet a rising tide of poverty? Or was government assistance itself responsible for some of the problem? Standards 11.11.2, 11.11.7, and 12.3.2 economics

Author: James L. Payne, The Freeman

Lesson ID: 1267

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