The Atlanta Fed's early leaders would be proud that the South's economy is no longer almost entirely dependent on cotton. Extra Credit offers highlights of the Atlanta Fed's early years, with the nation's history as a backdrop.
The latest video in the Fed Explained series explains the importance of keeping our money stable. Extra Credit summarizes the video—"Good versus Bad Standards"—and introduces a new way to use the Fed Explained video series in the classroom.
With the teen unemployment rate currently 22.7 percent (compared to the national overall rate of 7.2 percent), you want to make sure your high school students know they need to work at getting work. Extra Credit has tips.
December 23, 2013, marks the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve Act, signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson. The Federal Reserve System today sets the nation’s monetary policy, supervises and regulates banking institutions, maintains the stability of the banking system, and provides financial services to depository institutions. On November 13, 2013, Chairman Ben Bernanke engaged educators from around the country in his third and final Teacher Town Hall as chairman. A video of his remarks and his responses to the questions that teachers posed is available on the Federal Reserve Board’s website. Also available are the new Federal Reserve Centennial lesson plans.
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