Sep 21, 2022

Interest Rates Rise Again: Federal Reserve September Press Conference Activity

Have you ever wondered how slowing down the economy leads to lower prices? Let's take a look at this sometimes painful process.

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell held a press conference Wednesday in which he announced the Federal Reserve would once again be raising interest rates another 0.75%. Check out this newly created activity that covers the recent history of interest rates, how they impact consumers, what we should be looking for as signs of when interest rates can start to come down, and more!

Approximately every six weeks, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve meets. One of the policies at their disposal is the setting of short-term interest rates. Given the current economic conditions, the gravity of these meetings have increased significantly. The Fed Chair Jerome Powell meets with the press at the conclusion of the FOMC meetings to answer questions.


ECON: FOMC September Press Conference Activity


Did you know that NGPF has an Economics Directory? It categorizes more than 150 NGPF activities into 11 Economics topics. Check it out here

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Ryan Wood

Ryan grew up with and maintains a love for learning. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a degree in Business Administration and worked in sports marketing for a number of years. After living in Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, and Minnesota, the call of education eventually brought Ryan back to his home state of Wisconsin where he was a Business and Marketing teacher for three years. In his free time he likes to spend time with his wife and daughter, play basketball, read, and go fishing. Now with NGPF, Ryan is excited to help teachers lead the most important course their students will ever take.

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