The Atlanta Fed and other Federal Reserve Banks have award-winning, free lessons to help middle and high school educators teach about personal finance, money and banking, macro- and microeconomics, and international economics.
Give your student the power to succeed financially with this comprehensive personal finance project. Each section helps students practice the key personal finance skills. The curriculum unit includes all the instructions, forms, and rubrics students need to complete the project. Teachers can select individual components or assign the entire project.
In this lesson, students will learn about the early history of the Federal Reserve. They will learn about Jekyll Island's past and about the Panic of 1907, the Aldrich-Vreeland Act, the origins and outcomes of the secret Jekyll Island meeting, and the passage of the Federal Reserve Act.