Extra Credit - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - FRB Atlanta An online newsletter designed to help teachers looking for timely information on economic and personal finance topics, lesson plans, and ideas for use in the classroom. http://www.frbatlanta.org/rss/ en-us http://www.frbatlanta.org/ Atlanta Fed Logo http://www.frbatlanta.org/~/media/Images/assets/image_gallery/frba_logo_rss http://www.frbatlanta.org/rss/ Macro Graphs: Using Manipulatives and Technology to Review Macro Models https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2018/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/macro-graphs-using-manipulatives-and-technology-to-review-macro-models-2018-03-26?item=DD9C0CD4-C5E4-4ADB-BE45-6D7E95E9752A DD9C0CD4-C5E4-4ADB-BE45-6D7E95E9752A Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Are you reviewing macroeconomics models like aggregate supply and demand, loanable funds, and the money market? Extra Credit has hands-on review ideas for you and your students! Maximum Employment Matters: Are You up to the Test? https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2018/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/microeconomics/maximum-employment-matters-are-you-up-to-the-test-2018-03-26?item=CF9CE40D-BD38-4155-B5C5-EFDBDD960119 CF9CE40D-BD38-4155-B5C5-EFDBDD960119 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:49:00 EST From energy to manufacturing, the Maximum Employment Matters webinar series brings industry professionals into your classroom. Extra Credit has the lesson tools you need to make the learning experience stick! Bell to Bell: Teaching International Economics https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2018/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/international/bell-to-bell-teaching-international-economics-2018-03-20?item=A76B1CC8-99A7-4AD3-8BED-5E91DFE45F79 A76B1CC8-99A7-4AD3-8BED-5E91DFE45F79 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:44:00 EST Go international with these four-part lesson plans from the Atlanta Fed! Extra Credit has new ideas for teaching the international economics concepts of foreign exchange and international trade. Technology-Enhanced Classroom Activities for Atlanta Fed Infographics https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2018/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/basic-economic-concepts/technology-enhanced-classroom-activities-for-atlanta-fed-infographics-2018-02-27?item=FDFC8F80-9E0B-4A5B-80D1-9875218C3573 FDFC8F80-9E0B-4A5B-80D1-9875218C3573 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:04:00 EST Prime students' brains for learning with these enjoyable, technology-enhanced activities to accompany some Atlanta Fed infographics! This feature from Extra Credit brings you games for financial literacy and economics topics. What Is the Board of Governors? https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2018/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/what-is-board-of-governors-2018-02-12?item=E73C3539-4623-44C9-8779-8BD88E5FB247 E73C3539-4623-44C9-8779-8BD88E5FB247 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:54:00 EST Teaching the structure and functions of the Federal Reserve? Extra Credit helps your students understand the role of the Fed's Board of Governors through video, movement, and discussion. New Resources from Federal Reserve Education https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2018/spring/new-resources-from-federal-reserve-education-2018-01-26?item=3CAB114F-7928-4770-91FA-F6ACC38ECFF7 3CAB114F-7928-4770-91FA-F6ACC38ECFF7 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:50:00 EST As you plan for the second semester, check out some recent Fed resources in Extra Credit. We have offerings for various grade levels to teach a variety of personal finance and economics concepts. Bell to Bell: Teaching Personal Finance https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2018/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/personal-finance/bell-to-bell-teaching-personal-finance-2018-01-22?item=2D45D8FB-2431-43C5-9D16-226864FBF132 2D45D8FB-2431-43C5-9D16-226864FBF132 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:44:00 EST How financially literate are your students? Use these four-part Extra Credit lessons to engage, teach, guide practice, and assess pupils on setting goals, banking, budgeting, and saving. Bell to Bell: Teaching Microeconomics https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2018/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/microeconomics/bell-to-bell-teaching-microeconomics-2018-01-12?item=2090EF94-1FF2-48EE-B16E-191934AB50C1 2090EF94-1FF2-48EE-B16E-191934AB50C1 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:44:00 EST Energize your semester with these creative four-part lessons from the Atlanta Fed. Extra Credit delivers new ideas for teaching the microeconomics concepts of supply, demand, elasticity, market structure, and business organizations. Should Fostering Economic Dynamism Be a Priority? https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2018/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/should-fostering-economic-dynamism-be-a-priority-2018-01-05?item=90A1FCCD-2453-4641-AEAE-A17F91C3409E 90A1FCCD-2453-4641-AEAE-A17F91C3409E Thu, 01 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST Apply economic indicators to real-world problems with this inquiry unit about economic dynamism. Motivate your students to take informed action and foster their community's economic growth with this Extra Credit lesson. Down on the Farm: Factor Markets Simulation https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2018/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/microeconomics/down-on-the-farm-factor-markets-simulation-2018-01-10?item=DD611741-3C03-49F6-AC7D-A48B32149A99 DD611741-3C03-49F6-AC7D-A48B32149A99 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 13:58:00 EST Want to have fun teaching factor markets? Extra Credit helps you simulate the process a firm uses to determine the profit-maximizing quantity of labor to hire in a perfectly competitive labor market. Activity to Accompany St. Louis Fed College 101 Infographic https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/personal-finance/activity-to-accompany-st-louis-fed-college-101-infographic-2017-10-11?item=B0089B8A-2784-4AB8-B214-BD9BC1B05247 B0089B8A-2784-4AB8-B214-BD9BC1B05247 Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:58:00 EST Are your students ready for college and career exploration? Extra Credit brings you a fun, classroom-ready way to explore the College 101 infographic. Activity to Accompany the Alternative Financial Services Infographic https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/personal-finance/activity-to-accompany-alternative-financial-services-infographic-2017-10-11?item=9AEB3B45-DC15-438B-A7DC-CEEA47F9AA22 9AEB3B45-DC15-438B-A7DC-CEEA47F9AA22 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EST What are the advantages and disadvantages of different financial service providers? Extra Credit helps your students compare providers and think smart about finance. The Job Interview: Preparing for Common Questions https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/personal-finance/job-interview-lesson-2017-10-03?item=56D230DC-9C8F-47B7-A462-A77F0D35D5C6 56D230DC-9C8F-47B7-A462-A77F0D35D5C6 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EST Looking to enhance your students' soft skills and help them land a job? Try this Extra Credit lesson on preparing for common interview questions! Cuba and Trade: A Sixth District Connection https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/fall/lessons-and-activities/middle-school/international/cuba-trade-sixth-district-connection-2017-10-03?item=E83304DB-6AAC-4386-8D5C-3BB93EA60AAB E83304DB-6AAC-4386-8D5C-3BB93EA60AAB Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EST Did you know the Federal Reserve's Sixth District has a connection to Cuba? Explore this little-known relationship with an article and activity for middle-school students in Extra Credit. How Does the Fed Seek to Influence Interest Rates? https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/how-does-fed-seek-to-influence-interest-rates-2017-08-24?item=24D6A9AA-3FD3-4E55-9275-C57433D608A1 24D6A9AA-3FD3-4E55-9275-C57433D608A1 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:18:00 EST Did you know interest on reserves is today's most effective monetary policy tool? Extra Credit gives you classroom-ready questions to accompany an article explaining this powerful tool. Your Connection to the Economy and the Fed Infographic Activity https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/economy-and-the-fed-infographic-activity-2017-08-17?item=5774C811-90A1-45D8-B34C-F89599C64F52 5774C811-90A1-45D8-B34C-F89599C64F52 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:48:00 EST Extra Credit makes the Fed more relevant to your students' lives with an activity using the Richmond Fed's infographic, Your Connection to the Economy and the Federal Reserve. Price Stability Infographic Activity https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/price-stability-infographic-activity-2017-08-14?item=5E3B3980-2A73-4657-8484-C98E5599D9EB 5E3B3980-2A73-4657-8484-C98E5599D9EB Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:42:00 EST How does the Fed measure price level changes? A new infographic activity from Extra Credit provides answers for your students. An Activity to Accompany the Maximum Employment Infographic https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/maximum-employment-matters-infographic-activity-2017-08-10?item=2F1B14AA-38B6-478A-BE40-B6AC7602DB1E 2F1B14AA-38B6-478A-BE40-B6AC7602DB1E Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:59:00 EST How does the Federal Reserve measure the health of the U.S. labor market? This activity from Extra Credit helps your students learn all about labor market statistics. Welcoming the Atlanta Fed's New President: a Webcast for Students https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/fall/welcoming-the-atlanta-feds-new-president?item=892B9D2F-7E33-458F-8CA4-AB7A1EC1752A 892B9D2F-7E33-458F-8CA4-AB7A1EC1752A Wed, 30 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EST The Atlanta Fed's new president, Raphael Bostic, will address students in an upcoming webcast about careers in economics. Extra Credit has all the registration details. How Does the Fed Seek to Influence Interest Rates? https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/how-does-fed-seek-to-influence-interest-rates-2017-08-24?item=34B21EDB-B515-457D-9F89-89CBCBF99F17 34B21EDB-B515-457D-9F89-89CBCBF99F17 Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:18:00 EST Did you know interest on reserves is today's most effective monetary policy tool? Extra Credit gives you classroom-ready questions to accompany an article explaining this powerful tool. Who Works for Minimum Wage? https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/microeconomics/who-works-for-minimum-wage?item=56CBDF93-21A6-44D5-8AF3-7463176608AC 56CBDF93-21A6-44D5-8AF3-7463176608AC Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EST Do your students have questions about the debate over the minimum wage? Give them insight into the economics of price floors by using this interactive lesson from Extra Credit. Your Connection to the Economy and the Fed Infographic Activity https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/economy-and-the-fed-infographic-activity-2017-08-17?item=30C2A2A5-8145-4662-93AE-ED4C13162306 30C2A2A5-8145-4662-93AE-ED4C13162306 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:18:00 EST Extra Credit makes the Fed more relevant to your students' lives with an activity using the Richmond Fed's infographic, Your Connection to the Economy and the Federal Reserve. Maximum Employment Matters: Industries and Careers of the Southeastern Economy https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/fall/maximum-employment-matters-webinar-series?item=CF31E3F2-161E-419F-B981-53602C0DD64E CF31E3F2-161E-419F-B981-53602C0DD64E Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EST Get the scoop on careers in energy, economics, and financial services with the Atlanta Fed's Maximum Employment Matters fall webinar series. Extra Credit has all the details! Price Stability Infographic Activity https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/price-stability-infographic-activity-2017-08-14?item=DFA089A3-3471-4514-8DF1-EA86230E46A7 DFA089A3-3471-4514-8DF1-EA86230E46A7 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:42:00 EST How does the Fed measure price level changes? A new infographic activity from Extra Credit provides answers for your students. An Activity to Accompany the Maximum Employment Infographic https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/maximum-employment-matters-infographic-activity-2017-08-10?item=A737873E-F45F-482D-8465-3F70B7BF2DF8 A737873E-F45F-482D-8465-3F70B7BF2DF8 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:59:00 EST How does the Federal Reserve measure the health of the U.S. labor market? This activity from Extra Credit helps your students learn all about labor market statistics. Opportunity Occupations Infographic Activity https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/basic-economic-concepts/opportunity-occupations-infographic-activity?item=DD6AD318-5630-4F77-B758-B5E79D725DF0 DD6AD318-5630-4F77-B758-B5E79D725DF0 Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EST What jobs pay more than the national median wage but don't require a bachelor's degree? Help students explore our Community and Economic Development team's Opportunity Occupations infographic in Extra Credit. Forces of Supply and Demand in a Soccer Player Market https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/microeconomics/supply-and-demand-in-a-soccer-player-market?item=5C142742-8392-4703-959B-23273E31A821 5C142742-8392-4703-959B-23273E31A821 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EST Do your students love soccer? Do they follow players from the European club teams? If so, this month's Extra Credit has a supply and demand lesson for you! The Southeastern Soccer Economy https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/fall/southeastern-soccer-economy?item=4EF50D24-867E-45B9-8D3C-540D1D3458B5 4EF50D24-867E-45B9-8D3C-540D1D3458B5 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EST Does the arrival of Major League Soccer in the Southeast herald a new era in sports? Extra Credit examines the business of soccer in the region and beyond. Price Stability https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/classroom-economist/infographics/price-stability?item=DBA8730C-474A-48FE-87BA-E791E221294D DBA8730C-474A-48FE-87BA-E791E221294D Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST Achieving price stability is part of the Federal Reserve's mandate from Congress. This infographic highlights the goal of price stability and provides visual clues for price level measures and terminology. Maximum Employment https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/classroom-economist/infographics/maximum-employment?item=47B79187-A60A-4999-A760-7CDCA3D2F641 47B79187-A60A-4999-A760-7CDCA3D2F641 Fri, 26 May 2017 09:00:00 EST Achieving maximum employment is part of the Federal Reserve's mandate from Congress. This infographic highlights the goal of maximum employment and provides visual clues for labor market measures and terminology. Career Exploration and Soft Skills: Preparing Students for Success https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/basic-economic-concepts/career-exploration-and-soft-skills?item=497B6DAB-AB95-4233-AADA-43A3A18FD45E 497B6DAB-AB95-4233-AADA-43A3A18FD45E Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EST Which soft skills are highly prized in the workplace and can help students plan their careers? Extra Credit presents great ideas for making your students soft skills experts! Allocation Strategies, Rational Decision Making, and Social Economic Goals https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/basic-economic-concepts/allocation-strategies?item=5B7EBC23-0D93-447D-9BE4-AEE7E23BFE7E 5B7EBC23-0D93-447D-9BE4-AEE7E23BFE7E Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EST Extra Credit has an innovative way to introduce allocation strategies to your students. Combining rational decision-making models with allocation strategies and social economic goals helps teach multiple content standards in one lesson. Guided Reading Questions for Notes from the Vault's "Interest on Reserves" https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/guided-reading-questions-for-interest-on-reserves?item=8BAD99F7-8118-457F-B17C-B7BE7A782C43 8BAD99F7-8118-457F-B17C-B7BE7A782C43 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EST Are you teaching monetary policy? Extra Credit keeps your students current with this guided reading exercise about the monetary policy tool interest on reserves. How High Is Your Fed IQ? https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/how-high-is-your-fed-iq?item=949CAF3D-498B-4156-86E9-6BAF2967087C 949CAF3D-498B-4156-86E9-6BAF2967087C Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EST This month, Extra Credit wants to know, "How high is your Fed IQ?" Use this activity as a human bingo game or online scavenger hunt to get your students thinking about the Federal Reserve. A Trip around the World through Exports https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/lessons/bell-ringer/a-trip-around-the-world-through-exports?item=CCAA272B-4EEE-4E79-8C9B-E9AD75BB8884 CCAA272B-4EEE-4E79-8C9B-E9AD75BB8884 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:55:00 EST Are you teaching a class on globalization, world trade, exports, and comparative advantage? This Bell Ringer activity will complement your curricula and help students identify top world export leaders. Key Economic Data by State: Poster Activity https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/key-economic-data-by-state?item=7A732178-24C1-41B3-A4E9-783D9AEBD977 7A732178-24C1-41B3-A4E9-783D9AEBD977 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EST Discover key economic data for your state with these posters from the St. Louis Fed. Extra Credit has a classroom activity to help you integrate these attractive, informative posters into your classroom. Understanding Price Elasticity: It's No Stretch! https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/microeconomics/understanding-price-elasticity?item=31BEFA54-FF15-449B-8A6F-DDDBF8821CB2 31BEFA54-FF15-449B-8A6F-DDDBF8821CB2 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EST Looking for an engaging way to introduce elasticity to your students? This Extra Credit lesson uses rubber bands and other products to get your students excited about the topic. Career Opportunities at the Federal Reserve https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/personal-finance/career-opportunities-at-the-federal-reserve?item=3428F290-C2AA-46AD-B679-E387DDC51FFE 3428F290-C2AA-46AD-B679-E387DDC51FFE Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EST Do your students know the Federal Reserve hires college students as summer interns? Extra Credit's new lesson helps students identify the kinds of human capital they should develop for these amazing experiences. International Trade and Comparative Advantage Lesson https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/international/international-trade-and-comparative-advantage?item=9C195A77-687F-4147-95C2-332290A0330A 9C195A77-687F-4147-95C2-332290A0330A Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:30:00 EST Are you searching for meaningful ways to integrate technology like digital content into your lessons? If so, Extra Credit's lesson on international trade and comparative advantage has great ideas for you! Make the Economy Matter! Digital Quizzes from the Atlanta Fed https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/basic-economic-concepts/digital-quizzes-from-the-atlanta-fed?item=A75EC741-1061-4FF6-A8E4-257E778DC8BF A75EC741-1061-4FF6-A8E4-257E778DC8BF Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:30:00 EST Looking for a fun way to start your class? Extra Credit highlights all the digital quizzes from our Economy Matters publication. Blend timely economic topics with some friendly competition. Bell Ringers: Mini-Lessons with a Hook https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2017/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/basic-economic-concepts/bell-ringer-mini-lessons-with-a-hook?item=2AF7F1B4-3D47-4A2B-A733-5CEB53CDC417 2AF7F1B4-3D47-4A2B-A733-5CEB53CDC417 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:30:00 EST Teachers, get your students "hooked" on economics with our new Bell Ringer series. Extra Credit highlights nine highly engaging mini-lessons designed to spark student interest from the moment class begins. GDP Infographic Activity: What's Included in GDP? https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2016/fall/lessons-and-activities/middle-school/macroeconomics/gdp-infographic-activity?item=32051886-21D5-4C45-98A1-4D189A9D8A29 32051886-21D5-4C45-98A1-4D189A9D8A29 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 09:00:00 EST Gross domestic product (GDP) assists in measuring the size and growth of our country's economy. This month, Extra Credit has a kinesthetic activity to accompany the new GDP infographic to help your students understand what is counted and not counted when computing GDP. Fiscal and Monetary Policy Infographic Classroom Activity https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2016/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/fiscal-and-monetary-policy-activity?item=80B0F65D-B162-4436-AD5F-AD5A0D9515E8 80B0F65D-B162-4436-AD5F-AD5A0D9515E8 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 09:00:00 EST Do your students struggle to differentiate between fiscal and monetary policy? Extra Credit has an infographic and classroom activity that can help! Get students reading, thinking, and graphing using primary sources in your economics classroom. Saving and Investing Activities for the Classroom https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2016/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/personal-finance/saving-and-investing-activities?item=43CA7143-ACE7-4942-9C95-C87082C7E625 43CA7143-ACE7-4942-9C95-C87082C7E625 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 09:00:00 EST As a teacher of financial literacy, you know how important it is to diversify your investments, but how can you get students interested in diversification? Extra Credit brings you the class mutual fund to engage your students. Create the fund and use the tracking tool to monitor the fund throughout the semester. Saving Essentials https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2016/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/personal-finance/saving-essentials?item=FA559711-470A-4417-AAB8-595C3FED02BD FA559711-470A-4417-AAB8-595C3FED02BD Mon, 03 Oct 2016 09:00:00 EST Have you ordered the new Atlanta Fed saving and investing infographic poster yet? If not, there is no time like the present! Extra Credit introduces you to this new resource and provides a great lesson plan on saving to use with the infographic in the classroom. Building Block Barter Lesson for Third to Fifth Graders https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2016/fall/lessons-and-activities/elementary-school/macroeconomics/building-block-barter-lesson?item=51C212D8-77A6-46AD-8D88-90F120B8F6A5 51C212D8-77A6-46AD-8D88-90F120B8F6A5 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 09:00:00 EST Do your elementary students like to build with plastic blocks? Extra Credit can help get them excited with this hands-on lesson about bartering and the characteristics of money. Budgeting Basics https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2016/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/personal-finance/budgeting-basics?item=A63D12CE-E7D4-47BC-A06A-C4877E4D0C78 A63D12CE-E7D4-47BC-A06A-C4877E4D0C78 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:00:00 EST Teaching your students how to budget? Give them a compelling reason to prioritize this important life skill. This Extra Credit budgeting lesson uses a video of a teen facing a financial emergency to underscore the importance of maintaining a budget and building an emergency fund. Protection for Peanuts: Supply, Demand, and Agricultural Support Policies https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2016/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/international-microeconomics/protection-for-peanuts?item=374383C2-A1B6-485A-8B35-D771FA7CAE21 374383C2-A1B6-485A-8B35-D771FA7CAE21 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EST Agriculture is big business in the United States. From 1941 to 2014, peanuts were included in U.S. farm bills as an agricultural commodity. Extra Credit brings you a lesson on the economics of the peanut industry, using interactive activities, primary source analysis, and graphing. This is a great tool for economics, history, and government teachers. Future Choices Four Corners Activity https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2016/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/basic-economic-concepts/future-choices-four-corners?item=BC9E72AB-A3BE-4CE2-A37B-F9FD60EB219A BC9E72AB-A3BE-4CE2-A37B-F9FD60EB219A Tue, 09 Aug 2016 09:00:00 EST Just in time for the new semester, Extra Credit brings you a four corners activity about choices and opportunity cost. Get your students moving and thinking about what they give up when they make a decision. This is a great way to introduce them to the economics of everyday life. Financial Literacy Infographic Scavenger Hunt https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2016/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/personal-finance/financial-literacy-scavenger-hunt?item=D0797B88-DEC2-42BA-97D2-D30786147529 D0797B88-DEC2-42BA-97D2-D30786147529 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 09:00:00 EST Looking for an enjoyable way to kick off your personal finance unit? If so, Extra Credit has the perfect activity for you! Using digital or free print copies of our six financial literacy classroom posters, your students will search for crucial information about preparing for the future, credit, banking, investment in human capital, and budgeting. Perspectives from Educators: Using Katrina's Classroom to Teach Personal Finance https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2016/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/personal-finance/perspectives-from-educators-on-katrinas-classroom?item=FC04123A-026D-46AD-830A-2196F9CF39CF FC04123A-026D-46AD-830A-2196F9CF39CF Thu, 21 Apr 2016 09:00:00 EST Have you considered using Katrina's Classroom to teach financial literacy? April is a great time to introduce this compelling curriculum to your students. Extra Credit offers some insights from fellow teachers who have effectively integrated the program into their classes. Lesson: Exploring Careers in Economics https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2016/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/personal-finance/exploring-careers-in-economics?item=373E96CD-95D8-4F68-B0AC-DE695DB5724B 373E96CD-95D8-4F68-B0AC-DE695DB5724B Thu, 14 Apr 2016 07:00:00 EST Do your students love studying economics? Would you like to encourage them to consider a career in this interesting and growing field? If so, Extra Credit has the right lesson for your class. A related article discusses the need for diversity in the economics field. Financial Lessons from Athletes Who Earned and Lost Millions https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2016/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/personal-finance/financial-lessons-from-famous-athletes?item=589E2FC7-6483-40E6-BEA2-DC6A6CB0D5D6 589E2FC7-6483-40E6-BEA2-DC6A6CB0D5D6 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 07:00:00 EST Are your students interested in professional sports? Get them talking about personal finance with stories drawn from the lives of pro athletes. In this Extra Credit reprint from ACTE's Techniques magazine, Claire Loup, senior economic education specialist, suggests strategies to incorporate the ESPN documentary Broke in your classroom. April Is Financial Literacy Month https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2016/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/personal-finance/ideas-for-financial-literacy-month?item=679388B3-A013-45AF-A125-D5932DB7CEFB 679388B3-A013-45AF-A125-D5932DB7CEFB Thu, 31 Mar 2016 07:00:00 EST It's only fitting that April, the month of the income tax deadline, is also National Financial Literacy Month. This commemoration is intended to raise awareness about the importance of personal finance education. Extra Credit has some classroom-ready lessons and activities for teaching financial literacy. Katrina Strikes: Financial and Emergency Preparedness https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2016/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/personal-finance/financial-and-emergency-preparedness?item=084B109D-B3AE-473E-96B8-877862D164EA 084B109D-B3AE-473E-96B8-877862D164EA Mon, 07 Mar 2016 08:00:00 EST In the event of a natural disaster or personal tragedy, the financially prepared are generally able to recover more quickly, which helps the economy remain stable. Extra Credit provides a lesson to help your students create a plan for emergency and financial preparedness. From Raw Materials to Riches: Mercantilism and the British North American Colonies https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2016/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/mercantilism-and-british-north-american-colonies?item=F58342AB-8274-4F4F-8DD4-5620FF8FE03E F58342AB-8274-4F4F-8DD4-5620FF8FE03E Mon, 29 Feb 2016 13:00:00 EST How can you get your students excited about the topic of mercantilism? Extra Credit has the answer! In this lesson, students engage in simulations as colonists and business owners, and they learn about mercantile policies used in the early American colonies. Lessons: Teaching Human Capital and the Importance of Postsecondary Education https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2016/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/personal-finance/teaching-human-capital?item=7A370E78-5F1A-480A-AC67-2D9FC14BECBF 7A370E78-5F1A-480A-AC67-2D9FC14BECBF Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:00:00 EST In these two Extra Credit lessons, students will assess their current and future human capital their knowledge, skills, and training. Students will gain an understanding of the connection between their education level and earning potential, and explore the costs of a higher education. Economic Systems Infographic Activity: Comparative Economic Systems https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2016/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/basic-economic-concepts-international-macroeconomics/comparative-economic-systems?item=AC43637B-FCCD-494E-A629-0E69FDD3B040 AC43637B-FCCD-494E-A629-0E69FDD3B040 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:00:00 EST Are you teaching economic systems? This month Extra Credit wants you to use the Atlanta Fed's Economic Systems Infographic to launch a study of comparative economic systems with your students. Combining online research, data analysis, and evidence-based writing, this new activity will take your students to the next level! Primary and Secondary Sources: A Natural Fit for Personal Finance https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/fall/primary-and-secondary-sources?item=39051B69-8BEB-4C90-917E-214C8F282E9C 39051B69-8BEB-4C90-917E-214C8F282E9C Thu, 15 Oct 2015 09:00:00 EST Do you use documents to teach personal finance classes? Extra Credit highlights strategies for integrating primary and secondary sources into your financial literacy lessons. You will find it is a natural fit! FRASER: Making Primary Sources a Source of Interest https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/fall/fraser-as-a-primary-source?item=7F655373-114C-4378-A9C9-8694125177F9 7F655373-114C-4378-A9C9-8694125177F9 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 09:00:00 EST Meet FRASER: The Fed's archival system and an excellent primary source for economic research provides online access to original works to make history come alive. Learn more in this Extra Credit article. Guided Reading Questions for Economy Matters https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/microeconomics/guided-reading-questions-for-gazelles?item=EF5BE37E-5337-4810-80B2-C7533F71DC16 EF5BE37E-5337-4810-80B2-C7533F71DC16 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:00:00 EST What is it like to be an entrepreneur in the United States today? Extra Credit provides probing questions to accompany a new Economy Matters article, "Keeping Up with the Gazelles." Teach your students about the important role young, high-growth companies play in our economy. State Archives Bring the Past to Life https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/fall/state-archives-bring-past-to-life?item=092B617D-DA91-4835-BEFD-DAA86A54B568 092B617D-DA91-4835-BEFD-DAA86A54B568 Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:00:00 EST Have you or your students checked out your state's online archive and library system? Extra Credit describes a treasure trove with great learning tools in your own backyard. Guided Reading Questions for Economy Matters https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/guided-reading-questions-for-economy-matters?item=9DCAC844-C24C-4455-AC36-6A31A08410D3 9DCAC844-C24C-4455-AC36-6A31A08410D3 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:00:00 EST Informational text and current events are important items to include in your course. Extra Credit gives you guided reading questions to accompany the Economy Matter's article "Katrina 10 Years Later." Commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina by sharing this article and discussing it with your students. Economics of Disaster: New Orleans and Katrina https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/fall/economics-of-disaster?item=DC1ADF85-86C6-4183-A487-10B1780F3298 DC1ADF85-86C6-4183-A487-10B1780F3298 Fri, 18 Sep 2015 09:00:00 EST How has the economy of New Orleans changed since Hurricane Katrina? Extra Credit gives you some of the statistics associated with the city's recovery from this devastating natural disaster. Web Quest: Economics of Natural Disasters https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/web-quest-economics-of-natural-disasters?item=D2598AD2-8334-48F2-8451-738FA3696C33 D2598AD2-8334-48F2-8451-738FA3696C33 Tue, 15 Sep 2015 09:30:00 EST Is there a correlation between gross national income per capita and a country's ability to plan for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters? Extra Credit challenges your students through a web quest. Students will collect and analyze data about wealth and natural disasters in low-, medium-, and high-income countries. This activity even includes a rubric for easy assessment. Katrina's Classroom Infographics https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/fall/katrinas-classroom-infographics?item=3E41C894-B8DC-4619-8876-B6819EB2A598 3E41C894-B8DC-4619-8876-B6819EB2A598 Thu, 10 Sep 2015 12:00:00 EST Do you teach personal finance? Would you like some wonderful posters for your classroom? Extra Credit highlights the new Katrina's Classroom infographic poster series. Available in digital and print formats, these full-color posters explain personal finance topics like human capital, banking, credit, and financial preparedness. Preparing for the Unexpected https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/fall/preparing-for-the-unexpected?item=1FB7D3A6-2B99-4DC3-AD1D-41A17F22B290 1FB7D3A6-2B99-4DC3-AD1D-41A17F22B290 Tue, 08 Sep 2015 14:00:00 EST Are you prepared for the unexpected? Extra Credit reminds us that September is National Preparedness Month. The resources highlighted will help you plan for unexpected life events. Use these tools to minimize the personal and financial losses associated with disasters. Katrina Plus 10: Looking Back, Looking Forward https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/fall/katrina-plus-10-looking-back-looking-forward?item=344F1D5B-EE63-48A2-9EFE-0E98654217BC 344F1D5B-EE63-48A2-9EFE-0E98654217BC Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:00:00 EST What has the last decade been like for a lifelong resident of New Orleans? Extra Credit brings you reflections from the Atlanta Fed's own Claire Loup. Claire, who is senior economic and financial education specialist at the New Orleans Branch, shares some thoughts about life before and after Hurricane Katrina. Using Infographics to Visualize Macroeconomic Data: The AD-AS Model https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/the-ad-as-model?item=40054925-15A2-4F00-B27A-29905E448F5A 40054925-15A2-4F00-B27A-29905E448F5A Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:00:00 EST Looking for new ways to integrate technology into your economics course? Extra Credit has a new lesson plan explaining how your students can create their own economics infographics using a free online tool. Classroom Activity to Accompany the Economic Systems Infographic https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/basic-economic-concepts/economic-systems-infographic-activity?item=9237C2CE-C12F-4B10-A938-D3DC58CEB1D0 9237C2CE-C12F-4B10-A938-D3DC58CEB1D0 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:00:00 EST The father of free market economic theory, Adam Smith, once said, "Individual ambition serves the common good" Extra Credit helps you teach economic systems to your students with this activity to accompany the new economic systems infographic poster. Classroom Activity to Accompany the Trade Infographic https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/international/trade-activity?item=4CEF25F2-8009-4475-A5A8-BCBA45ECFE2C 4CEF25F2-8009-4475-A5A8-BCBA45ECFE2C Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:00 EST Adam Smith once said, "Every man lives by exchanging." Extra Credit helps you teach about trade with this classroom activity that accompanies the new infographic on trade from the Atlanta Fed. Classroom Activity to Accompany the Fed Explained Infographic https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/fed-explained-infographic-activity?item=A13199E7-AB14-4E61-A26C-6AF8B053166F A13199E7-AB14-4E61-A26C-6AF8B053166F Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:00:00 EST Are you teaching about the Federal Reserve this semester? Extra Credit has a classroom activity to help you teach about the U.S. central bank using the new Fed Explained Infographic. Classroom Activity to Accompany the Supply and Demand Infographic https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/fall/lessons-and-activities/high-school/microeconomics/supply-and-demand-activity?item=4DEE0D7B-66A5-47E9-9191-2432822607A2 4DEE0D7B-66A5-47E9-9191-2432822607A2 Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:00:00 EST Considered by many to be the "heart and soul" of economics, the concepts of supply and demand lie at the foundation of the field. Extra Credit provides teachers with an activity to accompany the new infographic from the Atlanta Fed on supply and demand. Go Back to School with the Latest Resources from Federal Reserve Education https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/fall/back-to-school?item=65E5323A-78B2-43D8-9A23-F92B68A124E5 65E5323A-78B2-43D8-9A23-F92B68A124E5 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 08:00:00 EST What's new for back to school? Federal Reserve Education has been busy all summer, and Extra Credit highlights all the new resources and tools we have prepared you and your students. All about Infographics https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/fall/all-about-infographics?item=0B2909F4-B8F1-4358-A6EA-A832B908A1C6 0B2909F4-B8F1-4358-A6EA-A832B908A1C6 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 15:30:00 EST Welcome to the new economics infographic poster series from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Just in time for the new school year, this article explains how you can access online and print versions of the posters as well as a lesson plan to help your students create their own infographics to explain economic concepts. What's Required in Your State? The Role of Personal Financial Education in the Southeast https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/spring/role-of-personal-finance-education-in-the-southeast?item=03E97FB8-3E6B-424C-AC83-89CE6AE09993 03E97FB8-3E6B-424C-AC83-89CE6AE09993 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:00:00 EST Curious about the role financial education plays in the Southeast? Do you want to see how your state stacks up relative to other states? Extra Credit has your state-by-state comparison right here! Using Service Learning and Community Outreach in the Personal Finance Classroom https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/spring/service-learning-and-community-outreach-in-personal-finance?item=71F8DEEA-185C-4DBD-9743-D4D6E003C735 71F8DEEA-185C-4DBD-9743-D4D6E003C735 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:00:00 EST What is the best way to learn something? Teach it to someone else! Extra Credit highlights how teachers are using service learning in their personal finance classrooms and giving high school students a chance to teach financial literacy to elementary students. What You Need to Know about Student Loan Debt https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/spring/what-you-need-to-know-about-student-loan-debt?item=21B3BD73-55B8-4A59-9C44-5ACAF9BD1DCC 21B3BD73-55B8-4A59-9C44-5ACAF9BD1DCC Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EST Do you have students who plan to receive loans for their postsecondary education? Extra Credit wants them to know the facts about student loans. Financing Your Human Capital: Tips and Resources https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/spring/financing-your-human-capital?item=230F1DE6-8F24-4CD3-975A-2C3739936354 230F1DE6-8F24-4CD3-975A-2C3739936354 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EST Your human capital correlates to your income earning potential. Extra Credit provides outstanding tips and tools to help your students finance their postsecondary human capital development. April Showers Bring Financial Literacy https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/spring/april-showers-bring-financial-literacy?item=7554C39B-D436-4382-BCD2-A210378D7369 7554C39B-D436-4382-BCD2-A210378D7369 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EST National Financial Literacy Month is approaching, so let's take a moment to think about the importance of personal finance education. This Extra Credit article shares some teaching resources. Teaching about Taxes: Tips and Tools https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/spring/resources-for-teaching-about-taxes?item=0A2439F3-22F6-4A08-8B06-D6FAF482165B 0A2439F3-22F6-4A08-8B06-D6FAF482165B Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EST Humans have been taxed for more than 3,000 years, but that does not make the topic easy to teach. Extra Credit offers you 13 lucky resources for teaching taxation to your students just in time for April 15th. Bringing Economics Center Stage: Reader's Theater in the Classroom https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/spring/bringing-economics-center-stage-readers-theater-in-classroom?item=877145FE-154C-425D-9CE7-66AB165CB88D 877145FE-154C-425D-9CE7-66AB165CB88D Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EST If "all the world's a stage," why shouldn't your economics class be one, too? This Extra Credit article provides strategies and suggests ready-made lessons for incorporating reader's theater into your economics or personal finance classroom. Landfill Harmonic https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/spring/from-trash-to-treasure-how-music-transformed-community?item=4FA50B97-8843-4A54-BBC9-D0357BA2B97B 4FA50B97-8843-4A54-BBC9-D0357BA2B97B Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:00:00 EST Looking for an inspiring story to thrill the musicians and budding environmentalists in your economics classroom? This Extra Credit article tells the true story of how young people from a slum in Paraguay became the Recycled Orchestra. Guided Reading Questions for EconSouth Articles https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/spring/econsouth-guided-reading-questions?item=AF877253-DBD0-43C2-8A10-D993378CF00B AF877253-DBD0-43C2-8A10-D993378CF00B Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EST Looking for engaging informational text for your economics and personal finance classes? Extra Credit has your solution! This article is filled with guided reading questions linked to the Atlanta Fed's EconSouth magazine. The Nashville Music Economy https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/spring/nashville-music-economy?item=8A124BB3-FAA2-4B69-9A95-BA7C2A6B83E1 8A124BB3-FAA2-4B69-9A95-BA7C2A6B83E1 Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:00:00 EST Do your students love music? Engage them in the economics of the music industry with this Extra Credit article showcasing the growth of and changes within the Nashville music industry. The Broad Strokes of Art's Economic Impact https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/classroom-economist/infographics/Copy of fiscal-and-monetary-policy?item=CB534F57-7EA8-4C45-ADA5-8166DD31C4AE CB534F57-7EA8-4C45-ADA5-8166DD31C4AE Wed, 04 Feb 2015 08:30:00 EST Do you have students in your economics class who love the arts? This Extra Credit infographic highlights the vital role the arts play in our economy. Arts in Education: Music Meets Econ https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/spring/art-in-education-music-meets-econ?item=8879FE61-F731-4A46-8EF9-BE6112F7645F 8879FE61-F731-4A46-8EF9-BE6112F7645F Wed, 04 Feb 2015 13:30:00 EST The music your students love is filled with economics concepts. This Extra Credit article suggests many songs from a variety of genres that you can use to teach economics and it explains how to use them legally. The Broad Strokes of Art's Economic Impact https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/spring/infographic/arts-and-economics?item=546BF7E5-B185-4D69-B7D3-EB076821B984 546BF7E5-B185-4D69-B7D3-EB076821B984 Wed, 04 Feb 2015 08:30:00 EST Do you have students in your economics class who love the arts? This Extra Credit infographic highlights the vital role the arts play in our economy. Baskets, Base Years, and Bias: Constructing and Using a Student Price Index https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/baskets-base-year-bias-constructing-using-student-price-index?item=51F9CB79-3336-4D2E-87FE-D63A53F88D8C 51F9CB79-3336-4D2E-87FE-D63A53F88D8C Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:00:00 EST Your students are consumers, too! Use this new Extra Credit lesson to help your students construct and use a price index reflecting the purchasing patterns of teens at their own school. Teenage Unemployment: What's the Local Story? https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/macroeconomics/teenage-unemployment-whats-local-story?item=78CA09FC-7AD5-4B24-8A92-60CA32A9D91C 78CA09FC-7AD5-4B24-8A92-60CA32A9D91C Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:00:00 EST Challenge your students to collect and analyze economic data on teen unemployment for their own school. This high school economics lesson from Extra Credit will help your students find their "inner economist." Factors Influencing the GDP https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/spring/lessons-and-activities/middle-school/basic-economic-concepts-international-macroeconomics/factors-influencing-gdp?item=2FC1E249-A44E-4862-AF05-62D419553EF1 2FC1E249-A44E-4862-AF05-62D419553EF1 Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST Using critical thinking and an engaging card-sorting activity, this Extra Credit lesson gets your students thinking about how a country's resources can influence its gross domestic product. Making Finance Personal: Project-Based Learning for the Personal Finance Classroom https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2015/spring/lessons-and-activities/high-school/personal-finance/project-based-learning-for-personal-finance-classroom?item=858BD35D-2AFD-4D43-96EB-477611FCF428 858BD35D-2AFD-4D43-96EB-477611FCF428 Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:00:00 EST Turn your students into personal finance gurus. This Extra Credit curriculum unit provides your students with a comprehensive approach to successful financial management. Effects of Hispanic-Owned Businesses on Markets: Shifting Supply and Demand https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2014/fall/lesson-and-activities/high-school/microeconomics/effects-of-hispanic-owned-businesses-on-markets-shifting-supply-demand?item=4E22F7FE-F1E4-464A-BBDB-423CFF6D001C 4E22F7FE-F1E4-464A-BBDB-423CFF6D001C Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST Build your awareness of top Hispanic-owned businesses in the Southeast. Extra Credit uses the stories of entrepreneurs with Hispanic heritage as the basis for this supply-and-demand activity. Found in Translation https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2014/fall/found-in-translation?item=666D30D1-ACE5-4694-B57F-B074ADEA7027 666D30D1-ACE5-4694-B57F-B074ADEA7027 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST Looking for Personal Finance articles written in Spanish? Extra Credit has your solution! Articles in both English and Spanish are available on topics such as credit, college costs, and health care employment. Personal Finance Trends: The Unbanked and Underbanked https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2014/fall/personal-finance-trends-unbanked-underbanked?item=829F70DE-F4E8-4215-ADF7-B2B3F2F6AA0F 829F70DE-F4E8-4215-ADF7-B2B3F2F6AA0F Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST Using FDIC survey data, this article highlights statistics about the American unbanked and underbanked population. Extra Credit also provides tools and resources for education on this important topic. Salsa Sensation Highlights Economic Success https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2014/fall/salsa-sensation-highlights-economics?item=F2C3EFDD-9672-40F9-95CF-261F8DABCC76 F2C3EFDD-9672-40F9-95CF-261F8DABCC76 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST From Seinfeld to the census, Extra Credit explores how salsa replaced ketchup as the number one U.S. condiment. Econ Ed Staff Teaches Economics through Sports https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2014/fall/econ-ed-staff-teaches-economics-through-sports?item=51529936-93F0-4366-B172-16AABEC86371 51529936-93F0-4366-B172-16AABEC86371 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EST The topic of sports is an exciting way to study economics. Extra Credit highlights a new workshop on the Economics of Sports offered by the Georgia Council on Economic Education and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta on the Economics of Sports. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2014/fall/celebrate-hispanic-month?item=85240E60-A351-4041-87AC-F8BAEE95D369 85240E60-A351-4041-87AC-F8BAEE95D369 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EST Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15th to October 15th of 2014. This month Extra Credit highlights the economic contributions of Hispanic Americans in the U.S. economy. Financial Education Day 2014 https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2014/fall/financial-education-day-2014?item=D71EB41A-31CB-4763-837A-6C44B60AE202 D71EB41A-31CB-4763-837A-6C44B60AE202 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST The Atlanta Fed announces the dates for their annual Financial Education Day. Extra Credit gives you all the information you need to attend one of these exciting programs. Conferences Related to Hispanic Heritage https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/publications/extra-credit/2014/fall/conferences-related-to-hispanic-heritage?item=AC664A7C-2053-474A-8A57-EE2E52FC0042 AC664A7C-2053-474A-8A57-EE2E52FC0042 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST Would you like to explore economics and personal finance face to face? Extra Credit provides a list of fall conference presentations by Atlanta Fed staff.