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Federal Reserve Education will host a virtual learning experience for educators nationwide focused on the current economy and the steps involved in conducting monetary policy.
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.
Eight times per year, the Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book publication, a snapshot of business conditions in each of the Fed’s 12 regional Reserve Bank Districts. Students will collect economic information to write their own report.
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.
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.
Achieve a foundational level of literacy about the Federal Reserve by learning about five key topics related to monetary policy. As you learn, you will earn badges for each of the key concepts.
Read about the Federal Reserve’s structure and key responsibilities as the citizens on Planet Novus work to develop their own central bank.
The Federal Reserve uses its monetary policy tools to achieve its Congressional mandate—maximum employment and price stability.
History holds many economic lessons. The Great Depression, in particular, is an event that provides the opportunity to teach and learn a great deal about economics-whether you're studying the economic reasons that the Depression took place, the factors that helped it come to an end or the impact on Americans who lived through it. This curriculum is designed to provide teachers with economic lessons that they can share with their students to help them understand this significant experience in U.S. history.
When Congress created the Federal Reserve System (our central bank), it made it both independent and accountable. The May 2020 issue of Page One Economics® describes the necessary balance between these objectives—and why independence matters for sound policymaking.