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These classroom-ready dashboards show how FRED gives students the latest insights into real world data related to employment, earnings, and education.
Want to learn about the Federal Reserve? Have no fear! In Plain English describes the structure and functions of the Federal Reserve System in an easy-to-understand interactive format.
FRED is the St. Louis Fed's data service, and Tools for Teaching with FRED includes tutorials, instructional guides, lesson plans and other FRED-related activities.
Lessons in the Data Literacy Series can be used by university and school faculty and staff to teach students how to reliably identify, interpret, and communicate data.
Students will examine and interact with two economic data websites—FRED®, of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)—to develop their understanding of the information creation process.
Students learn how to analyze a research question by identifying its component subtopics through a concept mapping exercise. They watch a short demonstration of the concept mapping process and apply it to the class topic.
Students learn how to determine the authority of an information source. They examine different sources of information that all use the same dataset. Students define each source’s type of authority and recognize the context in which the data are being used
Students learn to identify and evaluate the authority of data and the authors who publish interpretations of data. They review a dataset from FRED® and determine the authority of the dataset based on shared criteria.
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!