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Teaching Financial Literacy Year Round

April is National Financial Literacy Month, and Extra Credit offers tips for teaching financial literacy throughout the year.

Introducing the New and Improved Katrina’s Classroom

A lot has changed since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast. This Extra Credit article introduces the updated Katrina's Classroom curriculum.

Apptivity of the Month: Building Wealth

Do you have a bring-your-own-device program or a mobile tablet lab at your school? How will you integrate these technologies into your classroom? Extra Credit offers an "apptivity" to help get you started.

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

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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