Learn how financial literacy can empower women. Extra Credit explores myths, realities, and resources for women's financial empowerment.
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.
Women's Equality Day on August 26 is a great opportunity to highlight women's economic issues. Extra Credit provides data and lesson suggestions for this important topic.
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 email@example.com.
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