Economic Theme Bingo

Economic Theme Bingo

Teachers, this Bell Ringer Bingo game will help break the ice in an economics class. Students will get to know their classmates as they move around the room and identify behaviors associated with gains from trades, incentives, interdependency, and scarcity.
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Budgeting Basics

Budgeting Basics

Teaching 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.
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Protection for Peanuts: Supply, Demand, and Agricultural Support Policies

Protection for Peanuts: Supply, Demand, and Agricultural Support Policies

Agriculture 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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Financial Literacy Infographic Scavenger Hunt
August 18, 2016
Financial Literacy Infographic Scavenger Hunt
Looking for an enjoyable way to kick off your personal finance unit? If so, Extra Credit has the perfect activity for you! Using digital or free print copies of our six financial literacy classroom posters, your students will search for crucial information about preparing for the future, credit, banking, investment in human capital, and budgeting.
Future Choices Four Corners Activity
August 9, 2016
Future Choices Four Corners Activity
Just in time for the new semester, Extra Credit brings you a four corners activity about choices and opportunity cost. Get your students moving and thinking about what they give up when they make a decision. This is a great way to introduce them to the economics of everyday life.
New Economic Education Resources Debut
July 28, 2016
New Economic Education Resources Debut
Teachers, are you looking for fresh resources in the classroom? Our Bell Ringer activities may fit the bill! They encourage students to use critical thinking skills as they explore economic topics.




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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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