Saturday, October 24, 2009

In Plain English

Summary: AP Macroeconomics resource for teaching about the Federal Reserve.

The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank has a 14-minute DVD that gives the big picture of the Federal Reserve System.  This DVD is free and highly recommended.  For ordering information and to watch part of the DVD, click here

This resource rapidly explains the structure of the Federal Reserve.  For time crunched students, this DVD can be a life saver.  For the teacher who likes to teach a mile deep, there's free online "edutainment" activities that reinforce the basic concepts. 

About the Author: Mike Fladlien is an AP Economics teacher from Muscatine High School in Muscatine, IA. He is an author and blogs at Mikeroeconomics


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