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Fed in Your Classroom

Connect your students with the Chicago Fed through our free virtual programs.


Fed in Your Middle School Classroom

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Q&A with a Fed Ambassador – Middle School

This online 30-45-minute program for Middle School students covers the core functions of the Federal Reserve as well as information about careers at the Federal Reserve. A knowledgeable Fed Ambassador will walk students through an interactive slideshow and answer questions in real time.

Register Here: https://www.chicagofed.org/education/money-museum/reservations

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The Chicago Fed’s Money Museum Syllabus – Middle School

This online resource for Middle School educators and students covers these topic areas:

  • Federal Reserve System.
  • Economic Fluctuations and Economic Growth.
  • Unemployment.
  • Fiscal and Monetary Policy.
  • Planning and Money Management.

The syllabus is available through EconLowdown.org, a free platform with online courses and videos for K-12 and college classrooms.

Sign up for an Econ Lowdown instructor account

To add the syllabus to your classroom, follow these steps:

  1. While logged in, navigate to the Resource Gallery.
  2. In the search bar, type “Money Museum.”
  3. Click on “Chicago Fed’s Money Museum Middle School Syllabus ” or “Chicago Fed’s Money Museum Middle School Syllabus: (Spanish).”
  4. Add it to your virtual classroom by clicking the plus sign in the upper right corner.

Fed in Your High School Classroom

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Q&A with a Fed Ambassador – High School

This online 45-minute program for High School students covers the core functions of the Federal Reserve. A knowledgeable Fed Ambassador will walk students through an interactive slideshow presentation and answer questions in real time. If you wish to learn more information about careers at the Federal Reserve or the Federal Reserve’s response to COVID-19, you can request that the Fed Ambassador cover these topics when you reserve a time slot for the program.

Register Here: https://www.chicagofed.org/education/money-museum/reservations

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The Chicago Fed’s Money Museum Syllabus – High School

This online resource for High School educators and students covers:

  • The Federal Reserve System’s history and structure.
  • The Fed’s dual mandate of promoting maximum employment and stable prices.
  • The Fed’s roles in financial regulation, payment systems and monetary policy.
  • The Fed’s actions in response to the economic downturn caused by COVID-19.

The syllabus is available through EconLowdown.org, a free platform with online courses and videos for K-12 and college classrooms.

Sign up for an Econ Lowdown instructor account here: https://www.econlowdown.org

To add the syllabus to your classroom, follow these steps:

  1. While logged in, navigate to the Resource Gallery.
  2. In the search bar, type “Money Museum.”
  3. Click on “Chicago Fed’s Money Museum Syllabus: Fed in Your High School Classroom.”
  4. Add it to your virtual classroom by clicking the plus sign in the upper right corner.
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