Virginia Commonwealth University

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The Federal Reserve System & How the Economy Affects You Financially

Want to help your C & E students understand the economics related SOL in a manner that is relevant to them? This session is for you.

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Lynchburg College Center for Economic Education

Feb 01, 2018
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Registration Deadline: January 25, 2018
Lynchburg College – Drysdale West Room
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Potential Recertification Credits: 6

The Fed’s job is to work for the health and stability of the overall economy, safety of the banking system, and the soundness of the US currency.  Understanding the structure and main functions of the Federal Reserve System will help students make sense of news reports about the Fed.  It may also help one better decide the timing of certain personal financial decisions.  Furthermore, understanding how the economy works leads to students understanding their importance in the economy as both consumers and producers, and the influence they have via their control over what they buy and how much they spend.  Decisions they make in middle school that set them on a path to saving rather than spending money as soon as it is received, and to staying in school rather than dropping out, will have lifelong consequences.

This session will satisfy the requirements for Modules 7 & 8 of the Middle School Civics and Economics Institute which assists CE teachers with all the economic content in Virginia’s Standards of Learning and provides creative lessons and resources. Modules include: Economics is About Making Choices; Why Do We Need an Economic System?; How Our Economy Flows; Markets and Prices; How Does Government Relate to the Economy?; What is Globalization and How Does It Affect Me?; Banks and the Federal Reserve System; and How the Economy Affects You Financially.

Participants completing Modules 1-8 (24 instructional hours in class and six additional hours of assignments outside of class) and passing a test will earn recognition as a VCEE Certified Economics Educator: Civics & Economics.

Morning snacks and lunch will be provided.


Fee: NO CHARGE


Instructor: Rebecca Booth, Director
Contact Person:
Rebecca Booth, Director
Center for Economic Education
Lynchburg College
434.544.8791
booth.r@lynchburg.edu

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