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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.
This lesson plan tells the story of a senator from Oklahoma named Robert L. Owen, who introduced a plan for a central bank that would help prevent financial panic and lessen the effects of economic recessions in the U.S.
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.
This publication outlines the creation and the evolution of the Federal Reserve Banking system during its first century of operation, from 1913 to 2013.
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.
Connect your 6-12 students with the Chicago Fed through our free virtual programs: Q&A with a Fed Ambassador and the Chicago Fed's Money Museum syllabus.
Explore patterns in home loan data with Dr. Raphael Bostic. Learn how identifying patterns can help you answer BIG QUESTIONS and create a stronger economy for everyone.
Read about the Federal Reserve’s structure and key responsibilities as the citizens on Planet Novus work to develop their own central bank.
In the Women in Economics podcast series, we highlight the careers of women on the narrow end of those statistics: those who have become prominent economists in this global profession.