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In this lesson, students will examine the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and the establishment of the unique structure and functions of the Federal Reserve System.
Students review the origins of the Constitution and its predecessor, the Articles of Confederation. They learn about the differences between those who identified as Federalists and Anti-Federalists, and their opinions on a central bank.
A Lesson to Accompany "The First Bank of the United States: A Chapter in the History of Central Banking"
In this lesson, students view a film segment about the early United States and the first Bank of the United States. They work in groups to examine quotations from Hamilton’s and Jefferson’s letters to President Washington and summarize the arguments.
In this lesson, students view a film segment from The Federal Reserve and You that introduces the Federal Reserve. Using an anticipation/reaction guide, students learn what the Fed is, what it does, and what its impact on the economy is.
High school social studies teachers, are you looking for some great resources for your economics and government courses to help your students understand fiscal and monetary policy? In this webinar, economic education experts point you to a variety of materials to enhance your instruction and better engage your students. The resources include print lessons and publications, infographics, videos, audios, online courses, and more!
Balance of Power explores the Federal Reserve Bank's role throughout history, emphasizing the theme of independence of the central bank from political control. The associated Teaching Guide will help students develop an overview of the functions of the Federal Reserve and its responsibilities to U.S. citizens by looking at the challenges that the Federal Reserve has faced, as well as the resulting changes in its role.
View this video to learn how the Fed makes sure banks are operating safely.
This animated video explores the role of the 12 regional Reserve Banks in the Federal Reserve System.
Watch this animated video to learn all about the role of the Federal Reserve as the U.S. central bank.
This lesson presents a history of Federal Reserve events and milestones from 1907 to 1935. Defining events are highlighted by a readers' theater to help students better understand the time period. After each readers' theater scene, students write key information in a Centennial Journal to track the events and their historical impact. Students then complete a handout requiring them to explain the Federal Reserve's role in the key events during this period and how the Federal Reserve has changed over time. Student learning is assessed by their completion of an essay on the Federal Reserve System's ability to promote stable prices and economic growth over time.