The Classroom Economist Explains the Federal Reserve
How did the Federal Reserve get started? Why did early attempts at central banking fail? What is the mission of the Federal Reserve? How does the gold standard work? How did the Federal Reserve respond to the Great Depression? History and economics teachers alike will find answers to these questions and more in the seventh edition of the Classroom Economist, coming out this fall.
Each edition of the Classroom Economist features six teaching tools to enhance your discussions of the topic and engage your students with learning through technology:
If you didn't check in with us this summer, be sure to check out the sixth edition of the Classroom Economist on gross domestic product. With all six features, including an original classroom lesson with accompanying PowerPoint, teachers have a technology based toolkit to build a comprehensive unit on the topic. Earlier editions include the topics of inflation, money, fractional reserve banking, monetary policy, and unemployment. Just a click and you're there! Invite the Classroom Economist to your classroom today!
By Lesley Mace, economic and financial education specialist with the Jacksonville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
August 29, 2012