Liberty Loan Bonds and the Federal Reserve

Students view a Prezi to introduce them to the Federal Reserve and the role it played in helping the U.S. Treasury finance WWI.  Groups of students will be given historical personas of WWI individuals with lifestyle information.  They will plan a budget using their persona's income and expenses, with a goal of saving to purchase Liberty Loans to support the  war effort.
Grade levels: 9-12
Content keywords: federal reserve system, federal reserve, budget, income, expenses, loans
Key Concepts: Careers and Income, Economics, Personal Finance, Federal Reserve System, Saving and Investing
Resource type: Lesson Plans
Time requirement: 30-60 minutes
Liberty Loan Bonds and the Federal Reserve