ERIC Number: ED260986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Too Much, Too Little. A Teacher's Guide.
Trainer, Richard D. C.
This is a teacher's guide to a 20-minute color videocassette program that teaches high school students about the history of the U.S. monetary system and events leading to the establishment of the Federal Reserve System. The video program portrays episodes in U.S. history when the country was faced with problems of too much or too little money. These episodes include the Colonial and Revolutionary War periods, the years of the two Banks of the United States, the Civil War period, and the Greenback and Populist eras. Several conventions and institutions devised to solve money problems are highlighted. Among these is the Federal Reserve System, created by Congress in 1913 and given the responsibility of promoting a healthy economy through the control of the banking system's ability to create money. The teacher's guide outlines student objectives, provides a program synopsis, and presents discussion questions. Historical notes are provided concerning the colonies, the first bank, the second bank, the antebellum period, the Civil War, the post-Civil war era, the Federal Reserve System, and Gresham's Law. The guide concludes with a bibliography of free materials available from the Federal Reserve System. (RM)
Descriptors: Banking, Economics, Economics Education, Educational Objectives, High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Monetary Systems, Program Descriptions, Teaching Guides, United States History, Units of Study, Videotape Cassettes
Public Information Department, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 33 Liberty St., New York, NY 10045 (free). The 20-minute color videocassette described in the abstract is available from the Agency for Instructional Technology, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($105.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Federal Reserve Bank of New York, NY.