Nearly every day, huge amounts of currency are traded all over the world. The foreign exchange market depends on exchange rates to operate. In this LAP, students will learn more about these rates—what they are, what they mean, who uses them, and how they’re determined. In the activities, students will explore factors affecting current exchange rates using the Internet.
LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about exchange rates, a (So What?) discussion of why it's important to learn, ideas (Make it Pay!) for immediate application, and a short (Gray Zone) case addressing ethical issues. The instructor section features a comprehensive discussion guide, complete practice- (short answer) and post-tests (multiple-choice) with descriptive keys, student activities, and more.
As an added bonus, instructors will receive a second version of the student guide—in color and designed specifically for use on electronic devices. This additional student guide is easier for instructors to share with students via email, shared drive, or learning management system and easier for students to view and read electronically. Click here for a sample of the bonus student section.
Bring your discussions to life with our PowerPoint presentation featuring a broad range of graphics and special effects to help keep students interested. This professionally produced presentation consists of 25 slides.
"I like that it focuses on the vocab/jargon surrounding currency exchange and not as much making mathematical calculation of the exchange - also brings into focus other influences (i.e., political) of changes in currency valuation."
- Lynn Pitchford, Tabb High School, VA