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An Act for the Ages: The Federal Reserve Act
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.
Founding Fathers Feud
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.
Virtual Exhibit: Let Us Put Our Money Together – The Founding of America’s First Black Banks
Use this link to visit the Money Museum's virtual exhibit on the founding of America's first Black-owned banks as well as the accompanying lesson plan by the Kansas City Fed!
What Makes a Senator? The Life and Legacy of Robert L. Owen
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.
Teaching Economics with Baseball: Negro Leagues Baseball Microlessons
These mini lessons and materials include multi-discipline instruction and cultural components that can help students understand and celebrate the legacy of the Negro Leagues Baseball and how they transformed generations.
"How Does Where You Live Influence How You Live?" A Lesson Plan on Redlining
Learn about the history of redlining and its impact on wealth and health inequalities using historical maps and other primary sources. This three-module lesson plan includes handouts, video links, and a podcast to examine the connection between homeownership and disparities in wealth and health.
Chosen Places Activity for Grades 8 to 12
Place has context and meaning. In this activity, students identify a building that may be part of a larger network or institution.
Attacking Financial Panics Panic of 1893 Activity for Grades 8 to 12
Students will use the Attacking Financial Panics Puzzle Guide to connect events and gain understanding of what triggers financial panics and apply that learning to the Panic of 1893.
The Story of the Federal Reserve System
Read about the Federal Reserve’s structure and key responsibilities as the citizens on Planet Novus work to develop their own central bank.