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The Not-So-Strange Case of Jekyll Island: The 1910 Plan to Create a Central Bank

Personal Finance Trends Help Wanted: Unemployment and Job-Readiness for Teens

The Fed Explains...Good Standards and Bad Standards

The Federal Reserve Centennial: The Atlanta Fed’s Early Years

Teaching Tip: Informational Texts and Primary Sources from the Federal Reserve

100 (Divided by 2) Reasons to Love the Fed’s New Centennial Commemoration Lessons

Ben Franklin Gets a Facelift

Can Bart Help Teach about Money?

Financial Education at the Fed

Large Role of Small Business

Financial Illiteracy Can Be Harmful

Project-Based Learning for Emergency Preparation Class

Classroom Economist, Meet the New Katrina's Classroom

New Tool for a Clear Discussion

Current Events for Classroom Discussion

Inflation Indexes Important to Monetary Policy

Fun with Numbers

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The Not-So-Strange Case of Jekyll Island: The 1910 Plan to Create a Central Bank
11/6/13–Today’s Federal Reserve System traces its beginnings to a meeting that took place on Jekyll Island in 1910. Read about this historic meeting and learn what is fact and what is fiction in this article.
Personal Finance Trends Help Wanted: Unemployment and Job-Readiness for Teens
11/6/13–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. Here are some tips.
The Fed Explains...Good Standards and Bad Standards
11/6/13–The latest video in the Fed Explained series explains the importance of keeping our money stable. This article summarizes the video—“Good versus Bad Standards”—and introduces a new way to use the Fed Explained video series in the classroom.
The Federal Reserve Centennial: The Atlanta Fed’s Early Years
11/6/13–The Atlanta Fed’s early leaders would be proud that the South’s economy is no longer almost entirely dependent on cotton. Read highlights of early Atlanta Fed history, with the nation’s history as a backdrop.
Teaching Tip: Informational Texts and Primary Sources from the Federal Reserve
11/6/13–Need a little break? Sit back, read this new article, and get more ideas for teaching economics and personal finance using free materials from the Federal Reserve.
100 (Divided by 2) Reasons to Love the Fed’s New Centennial Commemoration Lessons
11/6/13–Have a little math fun while also learning about the new Fed Centennial Commemoration Lesson plans in this article.
Ben Franklin Gets a Facelift: New $100 Bill Introduced
9/30/13–The redesigned $100 note, the last in the Next Generation Currency series, rolls out on October 8. This article looks at the bill's new security features and puts it in historical perspective.
All about Money Primer
9/30/13–How can Bart Simpson possibly help students understand about money? This article offers this primer, which weaves in a Simpsons episode, to help educators get their students to deepen their understanding of money and finance.
Financial Education and the Fed
9/30/13–To support the efforts of educators to increase financial literacy, the Federal Reserve has two initiatives under way: Financial Education Day on October 23, featuring professional development for educators, and new lesson plans. This article offers details.
How Small Businesses Start, and How They Keep On Going
9/30/13–Just how large is the role that small businesses play in the economy? This article looks at some facts.
What Your Students Don't Know About Personal Finance…CAN Hurt Them
9/30/13–What educator hasn't heard, "Why do we need to know this"? This summary of a recent financial literacy conference helps economics and personal finance teachers answer that question.
Project-Based Learning: Preparing for an Emergency
8/21/13–Emergency preparedness means more than having an escape route. In honor of National Preparedness Month, we are rerunning this primer from September 2012.
Katrina's Classroom Gets an Update, Joins the Classroom Economist
8/21/13–The Atlanta Fed's classic curriculum on teaching students about preparing for a financial emergency is getting an update. The first- and second-quarter issues of the Classroom Economist introduced Lessons 1 and 2. Watch for Lesson 3 soon.
O, What an Untangled Web: A New Tool for the Classroom
8/21/13–You can't talk to your students about the economy without discussing unemployment. This article introduces a new tool the Atlanta Fed created to make a complicated topic easier to understand.
More Resources for Teaching Economics through the Lens of Current Events
8/21/13–Looking for some good reading material for your economics students? EconSouth, an Atlanta Fed publication, provides plenty of easy-to-digest stories on different aspects of economics. This article summarizes several of them and offers accompanying discussion questions.
Great Expectations: What Inflation Indexes Can Tell Us about the Future
8/21/13–The public's expectations about inflation are an important consideration for monetary policymakers. This article explains the tools the Atlanta Fed has created to gauge these inflation expectations.
The Numbers Game
8/21/13–How many days does it take for a million seconds to pass by? A billion seconds? This article offers fun facts about numbers for the classroom.