New Board Web Site Targets Middle Schoolers
A cartoon eagle greets young visitors at the beginning of a series of questions and answers about the Federal Reserve System on the Board of Governors’ Kids Page, which was launched in March.
The Web page, aimed at middle school students, is part of the Fed’s commitment to furthering personal economic literacy. The page teaches visitors basic facts about the chairman of the Board of Governors, the structure of the Federal Open Market Committee, and the Federal Reserve System’s history, structure, and primary functions. The page links to other resources on the Board’s site, such as publications, and offers additional information about a variety of topics.
Once visitors have perused the question-and-answer page, they are invited to take a 10-question, multiple-choice quiz. The page also links to Fed 101, the Federal Reserve System’s education Web site.
“The Federal Reserve has a long history of promoting economic education and financial literacy,” said Federal Reserve Gov. Mark Olson. “This new Web page provides younger students with a basic approach to the complexities of the Federal Reserve that is both enjoyable and interesting.”