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Economics

Quantitative Easing and the Fed: Ghost Story II

In a sequel to a previous article, the authors imagine what two renowned economists might say to Ben Bernanke about how to advance economic recovery.
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Data and Primary Source Documents for Social Studies Classrooms from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Students will increase their understanding of past and current events through the Federal Reserve Economic Data website, where they can view and download original maps, charts, tables, graphs, and raw data.
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Roadmap of Federal Reserve Resources for Teaching Economics and Personal Finance

It's important to strike a balance between traditional teaching about monetary policy and the teaching that is needed in these turbulent times.
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Students, Economics, and the Federal Reserve

Students with an understanding of economics are better equipped to comprehend the forces that influence our standard of living and overall financial well-being.
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If You Had One Tax Question to Ask the Candidates

Reforming our tax laws poses enormous political challenges today, but a good start would be to teach students about the inequities in the U.S. tax system.
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Legal Tender: A Tale of Two President Roosevelts and the 1933 Gold Double Eagle

The history behind a present-day court battle over ownership of Depression-era gold coins provides a perfect segue into a classroom lesson on the 1933 banking crisis and U.S. laws regulating coinage.

Three Key Episodes in American Financial History

--Mark C. Schug, Mary C. Suiter, and William C. Wood
When economics is integrated into the study of history, students gain a much deeper understanding of the way in which monetary policies changed in the decades before the Great Depression.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7902/79021582.pdf

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NAFTA: The World´s Largest Trading Zone Turns 20

--Tawni Hunt Ferrarini and Stephen Day
This article looks at the results of NAFTA, 20 years after it created a controversial common market between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and examines the ongoing free trade debate.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7806/7806306.pdf

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Slavery and Free Markets: Relationships between Economic Institutions

--Mark C. Schug
This look at the contradictions between economic freedom and slavery provides a comprehensive view of the institution of slavery in world and American history.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7702/77021382.pdf

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