Currency & the Fed is a free 22-page download from the St. Louis Federal Reserve that covers:
- Currency features and history.
- Federal Reserve System.
- Functions of money.
Geared for the upper grades, this lesson plan includes procedures, assessments, and printables that explain:
- The features of the $5 note as it relates to the Federal Reserve.
- The three functions of money.
- How the Federal Reserve “supports money’s function as a store of value.”
Page 21, pictured above, features a simple explanation of the Federal Reserve, its functions, and locations.
With the Fed in the news so much these days, this timely lesson plan can provide a starting point for investigations into the role the Federal Reserve plays in our nation’s monetary system.
The Young Investor
Pages 78-86 cover the Fed and their role, including the money supply, consumer confidence, inflation, regulation, and other roles of “America’s banking system.” Read our entire review.