Recession

Recessions can be rough--but better times are straight ahead. In this BrainPOP video, Tim and Moby ride the ups and downs of the economy to teach about recessions. Learn about some of the causes of recessions, and how slowdowns in the economy can affect individuals, businesses, and entire countries. Discovery the regular pattern of growth and contraction that defines the business cycle. And explore the actions a government can take to steer a market economy out of a recession. When it comes to the economy, what goes down must eventually come back up!

Federal Funds and Economics Lesson Plan: The Fed Chairman Game

In this Federal Funds lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use an economic simulation to explore the influence of the Fed on the United State's economy. See more »

Banking Lesson Plan: How Do Banks Work?

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the basic purpose banks and the banking industry serves in the US economy. Students will understand the purposes of and difference between checking and savings accounts, and investigate why and how banks lend money. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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