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ERIC Number: ED458167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 73
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Fed Today: Lesson Plans and Activities for Economics, Government, and History Teachers.
Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC.
Most educators agree that the story of the evolution of money and banking in the United States includes many historical events that have been crucial to the nation's development. This collection of materials consists of a video, a related brochure, and a series of lesson plans about the Federal Reserve. The video provides a 14-minute introduction to the Federal Reserve and its role in the money and banking system of the United States, and the brochure summarizes the Federal Reserve today, its history and its operation. The accompanying teacher's guide includes six lesson plans: (1) "'The Fed Today': A Video on the Federal Reserve"; (2) "History of Money and Banking in the U.S."; (3) "Is the Fed Public or Private?"; (4) "The Fed's Role in Making and Setting Monetary Policy"; (5)"The Fed Is Protecting Your Money"; (6) "The Fed: Helping Keep Banks Safe and Sound." The lessons give suggestions for teachers to incorporate Web-based resources from Federal reserve Web sites. The video, lessons, and Web sites can be used with economics, government, United States history, and personal finance courses. Each lesson includes an overview, student objectives, time and materials needed, advance preparation, step-by-step procedures, and suggested extension activities. Masters for visual presentation and student handouts are included. A glossary, a map of the Reserve Banks, and list of Web sites with additional resources for teaching about the Fed are appended. (BT)
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Ten Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1574. Tel: 215-574-6000; e-mail: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC.