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


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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
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.
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…
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…

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