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Your Connection to the Economy and the Federal Reserve

Your Connection to the Economy

Have you ever wondered why the Federal Reserve matters to you? This infographic guides you through your role in the economy, the Federal Reserve's role in the economy, and the ways the Federal Reserve connects to your daily life.

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Looking for a way to reinforce the concepts found in the infographic? Check out this activity from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

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Related Resources

To find out more information about the structure and functions of the Federal Reserve check out these other resources:

The Federal Reserve and You is a video production that will show you how the Federal Reserve affects your life every day. 

The Federal Reserve Today provides a detailed explanation of the functions, objectives, and organization of the Federal Reserve System.

The Federal Reserve System Purposes and Functions details the structure, responsibilities and aims of the U.S. central banking system. 

Looking for more infographics to teach economics and personal finance? Check out the infographics available from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Standards Correlations

The content of the infographic, in conjunction with other instruction, can be used to address the following standards:

Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics

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

National Standards for Financial Literacy

Standard II: Buying Goods and Services
Standard III: Saving 
Standard IV: Credit 
Standard V: Financial Investing 


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Want to Learn More About the Federal Reserve?

Invite one of our Fed Ambassadors to speak to your group about the history, structure and functions of the Federal Reserve. The Fed Ambassador program consists of employees from departments across our Richmond, Baltimore and Charlotte offices. Ambassadors are available to give high-level overview presentations about the Fed to your organization.

Attention teachers! Fed Ambassadors are available to visit your classroom to deliver an interactive presentation specially designed to address economics and personal finance standards related to the Federal Reserve.  Fed Ambassadors are eager to share their passion for and knowledge of the Federal Reserve System with you! Request a speaker today! 

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