Money and Finance: 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 27 questions based on The Crash Course Economics video: Money and Finance.
This assignment will ask students to go to YouTube and watch the Crash Course video: Money and Finance. The video will first introduce students to the concept of the barter system, its drawbacks, and the purpose that money serves. The definition of money, anything that’s used as a medium of exchange, is covered and several examples are shown to demonstrate forms of money. The rise of coins and paper currency, as well as the emergence of online banking is discussed. The gold standard is briefly covered,as is why the U.S. and every other nation moved away from it. The second half of the video describes the two groups that make up the financial system: borrowers and lenders. Banks, the bond market, and the stock market are all explained in great detail, as is how lenders and borrowers interact in all three systems.
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.