Lesson 7
The Instruments and Institutions of Modern Financial Markets

Students work in small groups to make flash cards to display terms commonly used in modern financial markets. Each group of students begins by learning one group of terms. The students pass their flash cards from group to group until everyone has had an opportunity to study all of the terms. The students then play an Instruments and Institutions of Modern Financial Markets quiz bowl game. Finally, students proceed to comprehend these terms in the context of mock newspaper articles. Knowing these terms can help students understand reports about modern financial markets as well as news stories explaining the causes of financial crises.


  • Credit
  • Economic Institutions
  • Financial markets
  • Insurance
  • Markets
  • Return
  • Risk

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