Personal Finance ©2012
The Federal Reserve for Students
The Federal Reserve Education Web site, www.federalreserveeducation.org, offers a wealth of information, resources, and instructional materials on economics and personal finance. Ranging from online newsletters to downloadable materials such as videos and podcasts, these materials are designed to expand students' understanding of the Federal Reserve System, economics, and how they affect personal finances. All are available free of charge.
Publications Catalog You can use this online catalog to access the publications of the Federal Reserve. A summary and a list of key terms are provided for each publication.
Videos and Interactive Media
The Federal Reserve Education Web site, www.federalreserveeducation.org, provides classroom and public resources such as videos, online tours, and interactive games including:
- The Fed Today This 13-minute video examines the history, structure, and role of the Federal Reserve.
- In Plain English: Making Sense of the Federal Reserve This site provides downloadable activities as well as an online tour of the history, structure, and function of the Federal Reserve System.
- American Currency Exhibit This online exhibit shows the changing face of American money. Students can tour the exhibit by era and learn about the currency's imagery and historical context.
- Consumer Handbooks and Guides These online resources provide information on consumer issues-from identity theft to credit reports.
- Explore Money from Around the World This resource explores various nations' currencies as well as their cultures.
- Fed Trivia This online trivia game tests students' learning about American currency.
- Federal Reserve System in Brief On this page students will find an online tutorial about the Federal Reserve System and a crossword game.
- Fedville In this online game, students can explore "Fedville," a virtual town with a Federal Reserve Bank, where they will learn about the history of money.
- FOMC Simulation Here teachers will find a role-playing activity in which students play members of the powerful Federal Open Market Committee.
- Great Economists Treasure Hunt This online game tests students' understanding of economic theory, economists, and periods of economic history.
- Peanuts and Crackerjacks On this site students will find an interactive game on the economics of professional sports teams and an economics tutorial in the form of a sports page.