Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Federal Reserves banks and branches are located in various cities and they offer tours. Arrange a field trip to a Federal Reserve Bank.
Talk to your local bank to see if a tour can be arranged, along with an explanation of bank operations.
Stock or Commodity Market Visit
If you are in a town where there is a stock or commodity market, arrange for a field trip for the students. This is a good way to see the price system in action.
Many museums have exhibits on the Great Depression. If there is one in your area, arrange for a visit by the students.
Divide the students into two groups, one in favor of welfare programs and big government, and the other opposed. Have them debate the issue of big government and welfare spending.
Role Play a Barter Transaction
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