About Our Partner
The U.S. Currency Education Program (CEP) is responsible for ensuring that users of U.S. currency around the world have access to education, training, and information about Federal Reserve notes. Managed by the Federal Reserve Board, the CEP works closely with our government partners at the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing to raise awareness about how to use the design and security features of U.S. currency.
Educational Materials for the School Year
The U.S. Currency Education Program has a number of digital resources available to teach the next generation about money! Visit the Currency Academy for elementary school activities that delve into the art, science, and history of U.S. bills. Lesson plans, printable play money, and animated videos are also available to bring U.S. currency to life in any setting.
The Money Adventure mobile app is available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store! This animated adventure introduces elementary students to the unique characteristics of U.S. currency. The note front explorer of the app contains a virtual banknote that students interact with to learn about the security features of a $20 bill. In the note back explorer, students must venture through the historical events illustrated on the back of U.S. currency to help Buck the Time-Traveling Dog save Professor Bill.
Teachers can direct older students to the self-guided training module to learn how to use the security features contained on Federal Reserve notes. Additionally, the handheld materials are available in multiple languages to familiarize teens with different aspects of U.S. currency. All of these resources are free to access, download, and order!
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