Lesson 408

The Value of Money

Students study the Federal Reserve system using cartoon booklets available from the Federal Reserve Bank of NY.  Students also break into groups, choose a country and a currency, and then research exchange rates compared to the US$.

What Students Learn

  • Who establishes the value of money?
  • Why does it fluctuate?
  • How do exchange rates impact our everyday lives?

Suggested Time

  • Preview and Episode Viewing: 45 minutes
  • Activity 1: 30 minutes
  • Activity 2: 30 minutes

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