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Intersections provided information on economic education for K-12 teachers. As of 2009, the Community Development Studies and Education Department no longer publishes Intersections. You can find economic education information on the department's economic education and Resources for Teachers pages.

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Fall 2008 Intersections coverFall 2008

This issue introduces a new section of the Philadelphia Fed's website that offers resources for teachers. The issue also includes a lesson designed to accompany the publication Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy. Geared to grades 9 to 12, the lesson examines, among other topics, the nature of money and how it works as a medium of exchange, specifically in contrast to barter. In addition, the issue contains a list of educational resources from the Federal Reserve System and information about training courses for teachers. PDF Icon PDF (5.1 MB, 24 pages)

Spring 2007

In this issue, you'll find information on a new publication on Benjamin Franklin and a lesson, geared to grades 9 to 12, on how banks create money. Also contains The Resource Rack, which lists educational resources from the Federal Reserve System, and the Bulletin Board, which offers information about training courses for teachers. PDF PDF (4.9 MB, 16 pages)

Fall 2006

Articles discuss how the Bank’s Money in Motion exhibit provides a learning experience for students plus a new set of lessons to accompany the exhibit. There's also a message from the Fed’s Chairman and information on several economic education programs for teachers offered at the Philadelphia Fed. PDF Icon PDF (6.0 MB, 8 pages)

Spring 2006

Articles discuss the Fed's Chair, opportunity cost and decision-making, and personal financial education. There's also information about two courses and other resources for teachers. PDF Icon PDF (3.5 MB, 8 pages)

Winter 2005

Articles describe the origins of the Federal Reserve System, what money is, and a personal finance course for high school students. There are also lists of economic education programs and resources and tips for teachers. PDF Icon PDF (889 KB, 8 pages)

Spring 2004

Articles describe changes that were made in 2003 to the Fed's discount window operations and the Reserve Bank's highly successful Keys to Financial Success program for high school students. Intersections also provides teachers with classroom tips, information about print and online resources for the K-12 classroom, and a bulletin board describing the Philadelphia Fed's economic education programs. PDF Icon PDF (1.0 MB, 8 pages)