Teaching the knowledge and skills that help people make sound financial decisions is a key part of the Fed’s core responsibility to support economically healthy households and communities. We offer resources for K–12 teachers and consumers.  


Aerial view of the Money in Motion exhibit


Money in Motion

Come to Money in Motion, where over 300,000 visitors have learned about money, banking, and the Federal Reserve System.


Symbols on American Money

Paper money has circulated in America at least as far back as colonial times. But how did American currency come to look the way it does? What do all the symbols on our money mean?


The State and National Banking Eras

A Chapter in the History of Central Banking

Order Publications

The Philadelphia Fed promotes economic and financial literacy and a greater understanding of the economy and the role of the Federal Reserve System. Hard copies of our Education publications are available.