GDP Infographic Activity: What's Included in GDP?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.
Building Block Barter Lesson for Third to Fifth GradersDo 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.
Real versus Nominal Values: Let's Go to the Movies!Teach your economics students about the difference between real and nominal values in this Bell Ringer activity that uses movies as a learning tool. Students will learn how to adjust a value like a ticket price for inflation, giving the real value.
Fiscal and Monetary Policy Infographic Classroom Activity
Economic Theme Bingo
In the Spotlight
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.