TEACHERS:

Order your free "What We Do" Lesson Plan Kit Here


CHANGE: EFFECTIVE 4/26/14

Due to enormous demand, we must restrict distribution to high school teachers and institutes that will use the kit with 20+ students. Our allocation for the home schooling segment has been depleted. Home schoolers - if you wish to receive information on future kits/materials, go ahead and fill out the order form and we will add you to our email list.

We still have kits for the high school teacher classroom use.
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What We Do - Federal Research Bank of Chicago



A FREE lesson plan for economics, government and history teachers.

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Teachers can request a complimentary classroom lesson on what the What We Do Lesson Plan Kit, plus receive some real shredded money to emphasize the point. All you need to do is verify your school and shipping address using the "order now button" below.

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“What We Do"” was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to give economics teachers a hands-on activity to engage their students. Included is a DVD which provides an inside look at the role of the Fed, and an accompanying curriculum guide emphasizes key points teachers can highlight as students participate in scenarios to illustrate how prices, inflation, and ultimately monetary policy can affect their behavior and our economy’s well-being.

While the Federal Reserve can be a complex entity, its mission is simple: to help keep the U.S. economy running smoothly.

“The state of the economy, employment, and Federal Reserve policy are hot topics right now, and make for great classroom discussions,” said Cindy Ivanac-Lillig, economic specialist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. “But it can be difficult to explain to students in understandable language. We developed this packet to give high school instructors tools to complete a lesson that can help explain how the Federal Reserve serves our economy.”

Each kit contains several small bags of real shredded money to pass around the class.

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