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Financial Crises, Reform, and Central Banking: Establishing the Federal Reserve

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
From the First and Second Banks of the United States to the founding of the Federal Reserve, discover how the American nation attempted to reform its financial history throughout the years.
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The Story of the Federal Reserve: High School Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is there a bank for the banks? Pupils analyze the complexities of the Federal Reserve system by breaking it down into easy-to-understand sections. Step-by-step investigation using flow charts and graphs of how the monetary system works...
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History of Money and Banking in the U.S.

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Why was there a lack of confidence in the money and banking system of the early United States government? What historical events led to the establishment of the Federal Reserve System? Here you'll find reading materials and worksheets to...
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Piggy Bank Primer: 25 Cents Worth of History

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
It's all about money. Here's a resource that introduces kids to the Federal Reserve System, different coins produced by the mints, and fun facts about state coins.
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The Story of the Federal Reserve System

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Prevent the Federal Reserve System from becoming a dry topic for your middle and high schoolers by using an informative, engaging resource! The cartoon takes your class on a journey with aliens from the planet of Novus to observe the...
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The Story of the Federal Reserve: Middle School Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
After reading the charming cartoon about the United States Federal Reserve, pupils often need to complete activities to retain their learning. The resource does a wonderful job of using class discussion and various written exercises to...
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Curated OER

Open & Operating: The Federal Reserve Responds to September 11

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students investigate the purpose of a central bank.  In this economics/consumer mathematics instructional activity, students explore the actions of the Federal Reserve after the events of September 11, 2001.  Students investigate the...
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The Fed’s Toolbox

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This lesson is packed with instructional material and activities on the Federal Reserve System, monetary policy, and the relationship between bank reserves, interest rates, employment, and price stability.
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Then and Now: Fed Policy Actions During the Great Depression and Great Recession

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Review the Great Depression in the United States from an economist's perspective, examining roots of the crash, government policy actions, and policies instituted by the Fed.
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Federal Reserve SOL Review

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate the functions of the Federal Reserve System, which include providing financial services, supervising and regulating commercial banks to keep the banking/financial system sound and conducting monetary policy to keep...
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Chapter 13: Money and Banking

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Where does money come from? If your class can't answer this question (beyond "my parents"), this presentation will be a timely and appropriate way to teach them. Details about currency, money supply, and the banking system, help explain...
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Currency and the Fed

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students take a closer look at money. In this federal reserve lesson, students complete the provided handouts that require them to examine Federal reserve notes and discover details about the role of the Federal Reserve in the United...
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What Is the Federal Reserve?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine simple bank transactions. In this banking lesson, students analyze banking transactions such as deposits, loans, and how they hold reserves. They participate in simulations of the process of clearing a check and the...
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The Fed - Helping Keep Banks Safe and Sound

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
What does an examiner look for when analyzing a bank's financial condition? In addition to learning about the 5-Cs for reviewing loans and CAMELS (capital, assets, management, earnings, liquidity, and sensitivity to risk), your learners...
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The US Financial System

For Teachers 10th Standards
Here is a unique activity in which learners simulate operations of a fractional reserve banking system, ultimately gaining a better understanding of how banks work and process money creation through lending. It includes a Story of Banks...
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Piggy Bank Primer: Saving and Budgeting

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Introduce young economists to basic concepts like unlimited wants, opportunity costs, saving, and budgeting with this workbook designed by the Federal Reserve Bank.
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Federal Reserve Bank

For Students 9th - 12th
In this economics learning exercise, students find the words that are related to the Federal Reserve. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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The Federal Reserve

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explore the role of government in the economy market. In this economics instructional activity, students analyze the decision making and how it takes into consideration additional cost, benefits and public awareness of what they...
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You Can Bank On It!

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students study the role of the Federal Reserve System as it relates to the supply of money and the availability of credit. They complete a web questionnaires from the research they conduct.
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Is the Fed Public or Private?

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The Federal Reserve System as a decentralized central bank can be a difficult concept for learners to grasp. Help them get a firm handle on this concept using this resource, in which class members work as a group to identify the...
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Quantitative Easing Explained

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Dig deeper into the financial crisis of 2008 in the United States and actions taken by the federal government, including the bailouts and purchase of institutions as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to bolster financial market conditions.
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Traditional Versus Shadow Banking

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a detailed breakdown of the traditional banking system, including the roles that intermediaries play as brokers and in making loans, as well as an introduction to the parallel system of shadow banking.
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Balance of Power

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the impact of the Federal Reserve Bank. In this central bank lesson, students read specific selections out of their textbooks about the history of the bank and its role in the U.S economy. High schoolers then...
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Constitutionality of a Central Bank

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Considering the expressed and implied powers of Congress, was it constitutional for the United States to establish the Second National Bank in the early nineteenth century? What is the constitutionality of the Federal Reserve System?

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