The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. Founded by Congress in 1913, the Federal Reserve has evolved in its role in banking as the economy has expanded. The Federal Reserve System includes the Board of Governors, 12 Federal Reserve Banks, the Federal Open Market Committee and three advisory councils. Talk about a lot to keep track of!
To help, FederalReserveEducation.org (Off-site) offers numerous resources in one place to equip, educate and empower educators, students and consumers alike, from grades K-4 and beyond.
Virtual learning opportunities
Take advantage of virtual online learning across the Federal Reserve System available to educators and student audiences:
- Black Banking, Currency and the U.S. Banking System (Off-site) – Federal Reserve System
- Exploring Careers in Economics (Off-site) – Board of Governors
- Webinars for High School Educators (Off-site) – Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Visit the Virtual Learning Opportunities page (Off-site) for even more online resources.
In addition to virtual resources, FederalReserveEducation.org offers downloadable resources for print to teachers, students and the public. Simply fill out the Request Form (Off-site) to browse and request economic and personal finance education content.
Teach with FRED® (Off-site) and FRASER® (Off-site)
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis offers tutorials, instructional guides, lesson plans and activities with FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data). FRED users can download, graph and track current and historical economic data from the First Industrial Revolution to changes in real gross domestic product. The St. Louis Fed also offers FRASER (Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research), a digital library of economic data, Federal Reserve history, archival collections and educational resources, accessible worldwide.
Bookmark FederalReserveEducation.org (Off-site) page to stay up to date on the latest educational resources available to you from the Federal Reserve System!
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