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The Fed Explains the Payments System

Like a circulatory system for the economy, the U.S. payments system facilitates the flow of money between buyers and sellers. Extra Credit highlights the new Fed Explained video on the payments system.
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Empowering Women through Financial Literacy: Realities and Resources

Learn how financial literacy can empower women. Extra Credit explores myths, realities, and resources for women's financial empowerment.
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Economics and Finance Are Women’s Worlds, Too

On February 3, 2014, Janet Yellen was sworn in as the Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Extra Credit spotlights the first woman to chair the Fed.
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In the Spotlight

Pop culture is a great way to engage your students. To help economic educators incorporate more of it into the classroom the Atlanta Fed has been offering teacher professional development workshops using movies. We tie the economic and personal finance concepts that occur in the movies to classroom-ready lessons and activities. Movies we’ve used include Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Pursuit of Happyness, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and Cinderella Man. To round out the events, the workshops include dinner—so make an evening of it!

For more information about programs, go to the Atlanta Fed’s econ ed events page. And if you have movies with supporting activities that you use in your classroom, we would love to hear about them. E-mail your ideas to Julie Kornegay at julie.l.kornegay@atl.frb.org.

Teacher Workshops

Get smart! Teacher workshops expand and refresh your knowledge of the Fed, economics, and personal finance.

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Classroom Economist

This online resource features videos, PowerPoint presentations, and more to help teachers gain a deeper understanding of key economic concepts.

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Extra Credit

Teaching economics and finance? This online newsletter provides articles, lesson plans, and more for classroom use.

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Katrina's Classroom

A free DVD-based curriculum for teaching middle and high school students and their parents about financial basics and the importance of financial preparedness

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