Lessons: Teaching Human Capital and the Importance of Postsecondary Education

Lessons: Teaching Human Capital and the Importance of Postsecondary Education

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.
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Atlanta Fed's Jacksonville, Miami Museums Go Virtual

Atlanta Fed's Jacksonville, Miami Museums Go Virtual

A visit to the Atlanta Fed's museums across the U.S. Southeast is only a click away, now that virtual tours of displays in Jacksonville and Miami are available on the Bank's website. The tours can be especially useful for teachers.
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Economic Systems Infographic Activity: Comparative Economic Systems

Economic Systems Infographic Activity: Comparative Economic Systems

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!
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Check out NAEE's New Curriculum Selection Guide
Choosing economics and personal finance curriculum materials for classroom use can be challenging. Do the lessons, videos, and textbooks employ good pedagogical techniques? Is the economic and personal finance content accurate? Are the materials standards-based? Are they grade-level appropriate? The National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) has created a set of evaluation rubrics that can help you select the best economics and personal finance curriculum materials for your school district, school, or classroom. These rubrics are free for you to download and use. They are aligned with the Council for Economic Education's Voluntary National Standards in Economics and National Standards for Financial Literacy, and they were tested by educators from throughout the country. Also available is a glossary of economics and personal finance terms to help you judge content accuracy.

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