Money & Banking Teacher Pass

Dolla dolla bills, y'all.

By this point, students know that money doesn’t grow on trees…but they might not know exactly where it comes from. Let’s plant some seeds of knowledge about currency and the economy.

In this guide you will find

  • an activity reviewing the power of the Federal Reserve Board.
  • lessons on alternative economies like the barter system.
  • modern resources on monetary policy and the recent financial collapse.

Make a bargain with your students: they do well on the lessons and activities you get from our teaching guide; you give them a good grade.

What's Inside Shmoop's Economics Teaching Guides

Shmoop is a labor of love from folks who love to teach. Our teaching guides will help you supplement in-classroom learning with fun, engaging, and relatable learning materials that bring economics to life.

Inside each guide you'll find quizzes, activity ideas, discussion questions, and more—all written by experts and designed to save you time. Here are the deets on what you get with your teaching guide:

  • 3-5 activities to complete in class with your students, with detailed instructions for you and your students. 
  • Discussion and essay questions for all levels of students.
  • Reading quizzes to be sure students are looking at the material through various lenses.
  • Resources to help make the topic feel more relevant to your 21st-century students.
  • A note from Shmoop’s teachers to you, telling you what to expect from teaching the topic and how you can overcome the hurdles.