Money and Financial Assets Activity

Grade Levels
9th - 12th
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Are you looking for the perfect activity that will engage your students and lead them down a road toward a deeper comprehension of money and financial assets? Look no further. This is the one you've been looking for!

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1) This "Money and Financial Assets" Activity includes 5 parts. It begins with a vividly colorful graphic organizer that asks your students to define fiat and commodity money, and then identify the various functions of money in the everyday economy. Next, students will apply what they've learned to analyze liquidity and the M-types of money. Students will be asked to list characteristics for M1, M2, and M3, and identify the liquidity levels and functions for each "M". Next, students will investigate the characteristics of credit cards and must explain why they are not considered part of the M-types of money. Students will also compare and contrast stocks and bonds and investigate how each play a role in the flow of financial capital through the economy. Finally, students will be asked to apply what they know to predict how the M-types of money change when money is moved from asset to asset. Students will be provided with 8 different examples of money movement and must correctly identify how M1, M2, and M3 will change when assets are liquified or money is deposited in bank accounts.

This activity can be used in many different ways in the classroom. Students can work independently, in pairs or this activity can be used as a jigsaw in order to facilitate a class wide discussion about the topics discussed in the activity.

2) A detailed answer key to the lesson activity to save you time and help guide student comprehension.

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Unit 4.1 - Money and Financial Assets

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Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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