Budgeting BasicsTeaching 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 PoliciesAgriculture is big business in the United States. From 1941 to 2014, peanuts were included in U.S. farm bills as an agricultural commodity. This lesson on the economics of the peanut industry—using interactive activities, primary source analysis, and graphing—is a great tool for economics, history, and government teachers.
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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.