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Study Guide Questions

1.     Part One Activities:
1. Ask students who have not seen this program to tell you what money is.
2. Ask your parents to tell you what money is.
3. Ask the same question of other adults. Bring the answers to class and compare them with responses gathered by other students.
4. Play the board game, Monopoly. As you play, think about what you have learned in this program.
5. Make a list of five questions concerning money. Donít ask questions that require only one word answers. Test your classmates with your questions.
2.     Part Two Activities:
6. Explain to another person how money is created by commercial banks.
7. Explain the difference between a commercial bank and a savings bank.
8. Discuss what happens if you take your loan in cash instead of putting it on deposit.
9. Look up the Island of Yap in the Pacific and read about its stone money.
10. What would happen if everyone in your city were out of debt?
11. Create other questions to test each other.
3.     Part Three Activities:
12. What strengths and weaknesses do you see in the proposals in this program?
13. How would you stop inflation?
14. How would you prevent a recession?
15. How would you lower unemployment?
16. What would you do about taxes?
17. If you feel strongly about something you have learned, write to your congressman. This is what democracy is all about.
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