5E Educator

2013

 

Spring/Summer 2013

5E Educator, Spring/Summer 2013

The debt of the U.S. government is at historically high levels, but how do we know whether debt levels are worrisome? What are the potential consequences for the U.S. economy and monetary policy if large fiscal imbalances persist? This issue of 5E Educator explores these questions and highlights the distinctions between monetary and fiscal policy through an article excerpt, classroom activities and other resources.

In This Issue

Unsustainable Fiscal Policy: Implications for Monetary Policy

Check out this excerpt from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's July 2012 Economic Brief, "Unsustainable Fiscal Policy: Implications for Monetary Policy," to read about the potential consequences for the U.S. economy and monetary policy if large fiscal imbalances persist.

The Monetary and Fiscal Policy Two Step

In this classroom activity designed for middle and high school students, students examine quotes from news sources to distinguish the differences between monetary and fiscal policy.

Deficit and Debt Direction Connection

In this classroom activity designed for high school students, students predict the effect of changes in the economy and other events on tax revenue, government spending, the federal budget and the national debt.

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