Ch 5: Banks & Fiscal Policy Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Use this chapter's teacher resources to plan a curriculum on banks and fiscal policy. These mobile-friendly lesson plan outlines and topical lessons are designed to simplify your lesson planning process.

Banks & Fiscal Policy Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

This resourceful chapter is for teachers who want to plan or supplement a unit on banks and fiscal policy. Inside, you'll find intuitive and comprehensive lesson plan outlines that cover a variety of topics, including:

  • The banking system
  • Interest rates
  • National debt
  • Monetary policy
  • Fiscal policy
  • The World Bank
  • National banks
  • Compound interest

The chapter also includes supplemental lessons that you can easily incorporate into your curriculum. These bite-sized lessons can be accessed on any Internet-connected device, and they are all taught by expert business instructors.

How It Helps

  • Lesson planning: Provides an easy-to-use lesson planning resource for a fiscal policy and banks unit.
  • Student assessment: Includes quizzes to help you see how well your students understand essential banks and fiscal policy information.
  • Additional resources: Offers a variety of supplemental lessons that can be used to strengthen your students' understanding of the fiscal policy and banking concepts you cover in class.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning lessons about banks and fiscal policy easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific banks and fiscal policies you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your business class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related banks and fiscal policy lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important banking and fiscal policy concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant banks and fiscal policy activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

20 Lessons in Chapter 5: Banks & Fiscal Policy Lesson Plans
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Banking System Lesson Plan

1. Banking System Lesson Plan

Using this lesson plan, students will explore financial institutions through watching an informative video, participating in discussion questions, performing a research project and presenting their findings to the class.

Banking System: Definition & Types

2. Banking System: Definition & Types

Banks are a huge part of our lives. In this lesson, we will explore the banking system. We will learn about different types of banks as well as how they each function.

Interest Rates Lesson Plan

3. Interest Rates Lesson Plan

If you're discussing interest rates with your students, this lesson plan explores short and long term interest rates and its economic impact. Students will read a lesson, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity, and take a quiz.

Short vs. Long Term Interest Rates: Differences & Significance

4. Short vs. Long Term Interest Rates: Differences & Significance

After reading this lesson, you will understand why long-term interest rates are usually higher than short-term interest rates. You will also see some examples of why this makes sense.

Compound Interest Lesson Plan

5. Compound Interest Lesson Plan

Would your students be better off placing their savings in an account offering simple or compound interest? A video lesson explains these concepts and an activity allows for guided practice. Extensions and related lessons allow for ongoing study.

What is Compound Interest? - Definition, Formula & Examples

6. What is Compound Interest? - Definition, Formula & Examples

In this lesson, find out what compound interest is and what makes it different from simple interest. Then learn the formula for calculating compound interest. Finally, compare both types of interest with a graph that shows the growth in interest.

National Bank Lesson Plan

7. National Bank Lesson Plan

Students will learn about the volatility of money and history of banking in the 19th century. In this lesson plan, they will read a lesson, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity and take a quiz.

National Debt Lesson Plan

8. National Debt Lesson Plan

If you are discussing the national debt, this lesson plan explores three categories of national debt and their impact on individuals and businesses. Students will read a text lesson and engage in discussion questions. Students will then participate in an activity and game that helps to cement the lesson concepts.

What is National Debt? - Definition, Effects & History

9. What is National Debt? - Definition, Effects & History

National debt is the total amount owed by a government to its creditors. National debt plays a crucial role in a country's financial system. Learn about this and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Monetary Policy Lesson Plan

10. Monetary Policy Lesson Plan

Do you want to liven up your instruction on monetary policy? With this lesson plan, a video lesson will help you engage students while delivering key information and an activity has students investigate the Great Depression to exemplify this system.

Monetary Policy & The Federal Reserve System

11. Monetary Policy & The Federal Reserve System

This lesson covers the Federal Reserve System's use of monetary policy to help promote the economy. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

Fiscal Policy Lesson Plan

12. Fiscal Policy Lesson Plan

Use this video-based lesson plan to teach your students what fiscal policy is and how the U.S. government uses it to affect the economy. Check for understanding with a quiz and activity.

What is Fiscal Policy?

13. What is Fiscal Policy?

The following lesson will cover how the U.S. government uses fiscal policy to affect the economy. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

World Bank Lesson Plan

14. World Bank Lesson Plan

Teachers, this lesson will explore the history, function and goals of the World Bank. Students will watch a video, participate in discussion questions, complete a research activity and take a quiz.

The World Bank: History & Global Economic Development Goals

15. The World Bank: History & Global Economic Development Goals

Unlike any bank you've ever been to, the World Bank does more than just borrow and loan out money. This UN agency provides development assistance, with eight goals focused on improving health and reducing poverty and inequalities around the world.

Fiscal & Monetary Policy Activities for High School

16. Fiscal & Monetary Policy Activities for High School

Students may think that fiscal and monetary policy sounds difficult to understand. However, the following activities will help you introduce students to each economic policy and makes learning fun and competitive.

Central Bank & the Money Supply Activities for High School

17. Central Bank & the Money Supply Activities for High School

Where exactly do our dollar bills and coins come from? Help your high school students understand the institution behind the country and government's money supply by using these engaging activities to teach the central bank and money supply.

Money, Banking & Financial Markets Activities for High School

18. Money, Banking & Financial Markets Activities for High School

Helping high school students form a better understanding of money, banking, and financial markets will make them more competent and critical citizens. This lesson offers activities that will support your instruction around these themes.

Business Math Project Ideas

19. Business Math Project Ideas

Business math focuses on the skills that students will need to understand as a citizen and consumer in their community. This asset contains projects related to business math.

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Discussion Questions

20. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Discussion Questions

Based on a book written by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, this documentary focuses on the company Enron. The film was released in 2005 and covers the Enron scandal.

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