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Extra Credit is an online newsletter, posting articles six times a year, designed to help teachers looking for timely information on economic and personal finance topics, lesson plans, and ideas for use in the classroom. Each issue also includes a calendar of upcoming teacher workshops or other events sponsored by the Fed or its education partners. Available only online. RSS

Katrina's Classroom: Financial Lessons from a Hurricane is a free video-based curriculum designed to teach middle school and high school students and their parents the importance of being financially prepared. The curriculum focuses on financial responsibilities such as budgeting, banking, savings, and wise use of credit. The videos, an English/Spanish transcript, and lesson plans can be downloaded or ordered as a DVD/CD set.

Dollars and Cents: Fundamental Facts about U.S. Money shares historical information and fun facts about U.S. currency and coin. This interactive publication explains how money is designed and made, what some of its features are, how it circulates, and more.

Federal Reserve Structure and Functions outlines the organizational structure of the Federal Reserve System and describes the Fed's major functions, including the formulation of monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, and services to depository institutions and the federal government. The booklet also gives a short history of the Federal Reserve's evolution and explains the significance of central bank independence.