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Fed Centennial Lessons

1951 check processing Richmond Fed

Through an interactive card sort and human time-line activity, students explore how key events, legislation, innovations and technology led to changes and/or efficiencies in the Federal Reserve System and U.S. banking system from 1945 through 1989. This lesson highlights both consistency and change over time, and is designed as a supplemental resource for students with a basic knowledge of the roles and functions of the Federal Reserve System.

Related Resources

Defining Moments in Federal Reserve History: 1907–1935

The Modern Federal Reserve System Changes and trends in Federal Reserve functions

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 Content Standards in Economics

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