Teacher Resources

General Economics Resources

Does College Matter? Podcast

In an age where tuition is on the rise, high school students are skipping college to start their own companies, and technology offers alternative ways to learn, this special series podcast brings you insights from a diverse group of experts, entrepreneurs, and college students to help you decide for yourself: Does College Matter?

Economic Research Videos

View short animated recaps of research findings from the SF Fed’s Economic Research team. Also watch FOMC Rewind, a texting video series that explains the main points of FOMC’s meeting statements.


Our economists share their views on current economic developments and the economic outlook.

FRBSF Economic Letters

Find a wide range of economic analysis and research summaries provided by our experts.

Invest in What’s Next

Brought to you by the Richmond and San Francisco Federal Reserve Banks, Invest in What’s Next: Life After High School is a free, online resource that helps students evaluate their choices for one of the biggest decisions they’ll face – what path to pursue after high school. Through interactive lessons, students explore multiple career options and education paths and develop personal finance knowledge and skills to implement a plan that’s right for them.

Is College Worth It?

Use this calculator to compute your return on a college degree.

Personal Finance Lesson Plan

This 50-minute lesson plan helps students examine the relationship between education attainment and earning potential, develop a budget, and explore changes in labor market trends.

San Francisco Fed Presidents’ Speeches

Find speeches delivered by the current and past SF Fed presidents, which cover the economic outlook, monetary policy, and other topics.

Resources on the Federal Reserve

American Currency Exhibit

Money hasn’t always looked like it does today. Step back in time and explore the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s American Currency Exhibit.

What is the Fed?

A concise and interactive tool for exploring the Fed’s history, structure, and responsibilities

Crisis and Response

Information and analysis on the financial crisis, what the Federal Reserve did in response, the economic recovery, and the Fed’s role in the new financial regulatory framework

Open and Operating: The Federal Reserve Responds to September 11

Video-based lesson for high school and college students that provides teachers of history and economics a flexible format in which to introduce the Federal Reserve System

Archived Economics Resources

Chair the Fed: A Monetary Policy Game

Think you have what it takes to run our country’s central bank? See if you can achieve full employment and low inflation as chair of the Fed.


Interpret economic data, key concepts, and economic conditions through visual explanations. Core Presentations are updated regularly using the most currently available data, with additional topics presented by subject: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and International.

Economics in Person (EiP)

A video series featuring FRBSF economists and their research covering special topics related to the U.S. economy. Most segments are 5 – 10 minutes in length

Dr. Econ

Dr. Econ answers many questions with a focus on monetary policy and Federal Reserve related issues.

Econcepts Blog

Our blog highlights economic and personal finance education content that can easily be integrated into your existing curriculum. It also provides coverage for events held and content released during 2014 and 2015.

Resources from across the Federal Reserve System


Explore additional educational resources produced by the eleven other Federal Reserve Banks. Search by topic, grade level, or resource type.