Fed Economic and Financial Ed Web Site Gets Makeover
In April, the Fed announced a major redesign of its economic education Web site as a way to increase use of Federal Reserve educational materials and promote economic and financial education in the classroom. The redesigned site furthers the Fed’s commitment to economic and personal financial education.
Making availability easier
With a color-coded menu bar and bold graphics, the design makes access to free educational materials easier. New features include a teacher resource search engine and new multilevel educational games for a range of ages and expertise.
A Greenspan endorsement
According to Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan, “The Federal Reserve has a long history of promoting economic education and financial literacy. In that tradition, this new online tool offers students easier access to a wealth of information in the areas of economics, banking, and financial services.”
The site is divided into four key sections:
• Federal Reserve Education offers instructional materials and tools for teachers and students to improve their understanding of the Federal Reserve, economics, and personal finance.
• Fed 101 provides an interactive overview of the history and organization of the Federal Reserve System as well as monetary policy, federal regulations, and services provided to depository institutions.
• Personal Financial Education helps people make informed decisions about their money.
• Teacher Resources, a new search tool, allows teachers to locate Federal Reserve System education materials that meet national education standards for incorporation into their lesson plans.