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Show your stuff in the Fed's Lesson Plan of the Year contest

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Related Links
FederalReserveEducation.org
Previous years' winning lesson plans
2009–2010 Lesson Plan of the Year contest information
Getting Started slideshow
Intent to Enter form

The Federal Reserve offers many publications, Web sites, and multimedia materials that can enrich your teaching of economics, personal finance, and other disciplines. A perfect way to explore these materials in depth and share them with your class—and with other teachers—is to enter the Fed's lesson plan contest. Now in its fourth year, the contest challenges middle and high school educators to develop lesson plans featuring Fed materials.

Besides the benefits of exposure to new materials and ideas, the contest offers up to $2,500 in savings bond prizes, professional recognition, and the challenge of a competition.

Thinking about it?
If you're considering entering, take a look at previous winning plans to see the creative ways teachers have used Federal Reserve materials. Also check out the contest information to see entry requirements, judging criteria, and rules.

Ready to start?
A slideshow explains how to get started. Submit your intent to enter, and a Fed representative will help you find the materials you need to develop your plan.

The contest entry deadline is January 29, 2010. Entries must be classroom tested before they're submitted, so don't wait to begin. We look forward to seeing your plan!