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Fed Centennial Lessons

Original building of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

This lesson is one of three lessons developed to mark the Federal Reserve’s Centennial in 2013. This lesson presents a history of Federal Reserve events from 1907 to 1935. Defining events are highlighted by a reader’s theater to help students better understand the time period. Students complete a handout requiring them to explain the Federal Reserve’s role in the key events during this period and how the Federal Reserve has changed over time. Students’ learning is assessed by their completion of an essay on the Federal Reserve System’s ability to promote stable prices and economic growth over time.

Related Resources

The Modern Federal Reserve System Changes and Trends in Federal Reserve Functions

The Federal Reserve System Shuffle: A Federal Reserve Lesson That Illustrates Change Over Time 1945–1987

Fiscal and Monetary Policy Infographic Classroom Activity is designed to accompany the Fiscal and Monetary Policy Infographic from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. The infographic defines fiscal and monetary policy and highlights their key differences and common goals. The activity uses real-world applications to help students differentiate between the two policies.

Your Connection to the Economy and the Federal Reserve is an infographic that guides students through their role in the economy, the Federal Reserve's role in the economy and the ways the Federal Reserve connects to their daily lives.

Standards Correlations

Voluntary National Standards in Economics

  • Content Standard 11: Money and Inflation
  • Content Standard 12: Interest Rates
  • Content Standard 20: Fiscal and Monetary Policy