World Bank & IMF Lesson Plan
In this lesson, students will learn about international organizations, specifically the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, two of the most influential and important global economic institutions. In addition to learning about the history, basic structure and policies of these institutions and the role of the United States, students will be introduced to some of the challenges faced by these institutions. Students will prepare for class by reading the IMF and World Bank Issue in Depth and a Washington Post article introducing the World Bank. Class time will be divided into two parts. First, the teacher will guide students through an introductory background and discussion on international institutions using the World Bank as an example. Second, students will be introduced to several key issues facing the World Bank as it makes lending decisions through a brief role-play.