Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve: Crash Course Economics Video Analysis with Key- This is a 10 page document that contains a video analysis assignment and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 30 questions based on The Crash Course Economics video: Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve.
This assignment will ask students to go to YouTube and watch the Crash Course video: Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve. The video will first introduce students to the Federal Reserve and the purpose it serves. Interest rates and how interest works is then covered. The video covers how low and high interest rates impact corporate and consumer spending. Following that, the video goes into great detail covering how the Federal Reserve manipulates interest rates. The several methods the Federal Reserve uses to increase and decrease the money supply are reviewed as is how the Federal Reserve reacted to the Great Depression (poorly) and the 2008 Financial Crisis (appropriately).
This video analysis can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan. Students love the independence of this assignment by getting to use laptops, Chromebooks, or even their own cellphones to watch the video. Crash Course videos tend to move fast so students often find success if they watch the video through once before going back to pause/play to find the answers to all of the questions.