U.S. Banking System: the Great Depression and Today

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Thu., May 14, 2009
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Va.



It is no secret that students (and adults) often have a hard time understanding the functions and policies of the Federal Reserve System. Half of this workshop for middle and high school teachers will be spent demonstrating practical, hands-on lessons necessary for teaching about the Fed in a way that students will understand and remember! Teachers also will be introduced to the vast array of FREE Federal Reserve Bank resources for teaching topics related to the U.S. banking system today. The second half of the workshop will answer all the essential banking questions about the Great Depression, and include a discussion with a Richmond Fed economist! Economics and personal finance will come alive through a variety of instructional strategies using the Fed’s comic books, games, videos, bookmarks, online simulations and more. Activities will also weave in writing, art, and the economic education and financial literacy objectives. This workshop, cosponsored by the Christopher Newport University Center for Economic Education and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, is offered at no charge to middle and high school teachers.



Middle and high school teachers



Event agenda



Deadline: May 13, 2009

Registration has closed. Thank you for your interest.

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