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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!
Many countries have currency that reflect their history, culture, and landscapes. They tell the story of that nation and the people who dwell there. Learn more about currency across the globe with this virtual exhibit from the Money Museum!
Money hasn't always looked like it does today. Explore the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's American Currency Exhibit online and watch history come alive through the evolution of our nation's currency.
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.
This simple activity demonstrates a key economic idea: When the money supply in an economy increases, the prices of goods and services tend to rise. Students participate in a two auctions: The goods in each auction are identical, but the money supply given to students increases from the first to the second auction. The activity results in higher prices when the money supply is greater. Students learn that if the money supply grows at a faster rate than the economy’s ability to produce goods and services, inflation will result. This is inflation caused by “too much money chasing too few goods.”
This simple trading activity demonstrates a key economic idea: Voluntary trade can make both the buyer and seller better off. Students first receive a piece of candy randomly.
The Atlanta Fed's Financial Tips series is your go-to source for knowledge and best practices for your financial life.
The Econ Lowdown Interactive Syllabus will change the way you engage your students.
FRASER in the Classroom: Teach U.S. History Using Primary Documents - Econ Lowdown Webinar Series, Episode 5
In this session of the Econ Lowdown webinar series, presenters from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis discuss strategies for using primary documents in the classroom. Learn from this webinar how to access historic letters, maps, and government documents to illustrate specific events or larger trends using the FRASER website, which is an economic history digital library.
Looking for a quick way to master the basics of FRED, the Federal Reserve's free economic data website? This online guide to 10 step-by-step activities prepares users to find and graph economic data.