Currency & the Fed {Free Download}

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.

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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.

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