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You Can Take That to the Bank!: Lesson Overview

This lesson teaches high school students about the role of banks both in history and the present day. Students will learn about key financial concepts that contributed to the evolution of banks.

Jul 8th, 2009 | 19 comments

How Insurance Has Shaped Our World: Lesson Overview

In this media-enhanced lesson utilizing clips from THE ASCENT OF MONEY, students will be introduced to the concept of insurance and the role it has played in determining the world’s political and economic landscape since its inception in the 18th century.

Jul 8th, 2009 | 16 comments

Taking Stock: Lesson Overview

In this media-enhanced lesson utilizing clips from THE ASCENT OF MONEY, students will be introduced to the concepts of companies, the ownership shares offered by some companies to increase capital and distribute profits and risks, and the stock markets in which such shares are publicly traded as investments.

Jul 8th, 2009 | 7 comments

Microfinance and Entrepreneurship: Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students will be introduced to the practice and industry of microfinance, learning how the provision of unsecured loans to low-income, small-scale entrepreneurs in the developing world has improved the business prospects and quality of life for many desperately poor people around the world.

Jul 8th, 2009 | 37 comments

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