Make the Economy Matter! Digital Quizzes from the Atlanta Fed

Make the Economy Matter! Digital Quizzes from the Atlanta Fed

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.
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What Are College Athletes Wearing? Sports Apparel and the Southeastern Conference

What Are College Athletes Wearing? Sports Apparel and the Southeastern Conference

Are you teaching a unit on market structure, market power, or oligopoly? Explore the concepts with this Bell Ringer activity on the relationship between the SEC football and sports apparel markets.
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<em>Bell Ringers</em>: Mini-Lessons with a Hook

Bell Ringers: Mini-Lessons with a Hook

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.
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Characteristics of the Entrepreneur Four Corners Activity
December 14, 2016
Characteristics of the Entrepreneur Four Corners Activity
Teachers, do you have budding entrepreneurs in your classroom? This Bell Ringer activity can help your students assess their potential as future entrepreneurs and identify skills to strengthen.
Saving and Investing Activities for the Classroom
November 2, 2016
Saving and Investing Activities for the Classroom
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.
Life Is Risky Business
November 1, 2016
Life Is Risky Business
What risks do your students face in their everyday lives? This Bell Ringer classroom activity will identify different types of risk and how to manage or mitigate them. Students will also consider the positive and negative consequences of risk taking.




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How Coins Are Made...for Kids!

Did you know that all new U.S. coins are born in Washington, DC, when Congress votes on and the president approves the idea to authorize their creation? Did you know that artists work at the U.S. Mint to design the new coin and that one metal roll, used to cut 325,000 blank coins, is as long as five football fields? Did you know that, when finished, all new coins are sent to Federal Reserve Banks to be distributed from there to banks and credit unions around the country?

Watch this informative video from the U.S. Mint to learn all about the coin-making process.

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