Type:

Article/Essay, Diagram/Illustration/Map, Table/Graph/Chart, Other

Description:

An examination of how Fannie Mae works, the current problems and some proposed actions.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Social Studies > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Professional Education & Development
  • Vocational Training
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division

Keywords:

Learning Objects Financial Crisis Economics All the Devils are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Private

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial

Collections:

None
Update Standards?

SOC.9-12.SS.912.E.1.14: Social Studies

Compare credit, savings, and investment services available to the consumer from financial institutions.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.E.1.15: Social Studies

Describe the risk and return profiles of various investment vehicles and the importance of diversification.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.E.2.1: Social Studies

Identify and explain broad economic goals.
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-07-31.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 0

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is a link to a NY Times graphic from 2008 that provides an overview of Frannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It could be used in any classroom that is examining the financial crisis. Although created in 2008, the content is still relevant and could easily be supplemented with current information either teacher-directed or as a follow-up assignment.
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Tully Clark
May 19, 2011

This is a great resource and visual aid that really enhanced my understanding of the issues surrounding Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The graphics flow really well-from describing how it works to breaking down the problems and analyzing the proposed actions. This resource helped me to comprehend the roles of these 'GSEs' in a very straightforward, uncomplicated way. I would definitely use this in the classroom.

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Karla Wolff
May 19, 2011

This resource really helps to understand Fannie Mae in a quick summary. From the reading I found the whole thing rather confusing, however the diagrams from this resource helps to visualize what is being said, making it more understandable. It also allows the reader to see the problems and the outcomes without all the jargon that usually goes with it. Something I would use in the classroom

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