Using Service Learning and Community Outreach in the Personal Finance Classroom

Using Service Learning and Community Outreach in the Personal Finance Classroom

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.
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What You Need to Know about Student Loan Debt

What You Need to Know about Student Loan Debt

Do you have students who plan to receive loans for their postsecondary education? Extra Credit wants them to know the facts about student loans.
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Financing Your Human Capital: Tips and Resources

Financing Your Human Capital: Tips and Resources

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.
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Pop culture is a great way to engage your students. To help economic educators incorporate more of it into the classroom the Atlanta Fed has been offering teacher professional development workshops using movies. We tie the economic and personal finance concepts that occur in the movies to classroom-ready lessons and activities. Movies we’ve used include Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Pursuit of Happyness, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and Cinderella Man. To round out the events, the workshops include dinner—so make an evening of it!

For more information about programs, go to the Atlanta Fed’s econ ed events page. And if you have movies with supporting activities that you use in your classroom, we would love to hear about them. E-mail your ideas to Julie Kornegay at julie.l.kornegay@atl.frb.org.