Financial Literacy Infographic Scavenger Hunt

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.
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Future Choices Four Corners Activity

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.
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New Economic Education Resources Debut

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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Perspectives from Educators: Using <em>Katrina's Classroom</em> to Teach Personal Finance
April 21, 2016
Perspectives from Educators: Using Katrina's Classroom to Teach Personal Finance
Have you considered using Katrina's Classroom to teach financial literacy? April is a great time to introduce this compelling curriculum to your students. Extra Credit offers some insights from fellow teachers who have effectively integrated the program into their classes.
Lesson: Exploring Careers in Economics
April 14, 2016
Lesson: Exploring Careers in Economics
Do your students love studying economics? Would you like to encourage them to consider a career in this interesting and growing field? If so, Extra Credit has the right lesson for your class. A related article discusses the need for diversity in the economics field.
Financial Lessons from Athletes Who Earned and Lost Millions
April 7, 2016
Financial Lessons from Athletes Who Earned and Lost Millions
Are your students interested in professional sports? Get them talking about personal finance with stories drawn from the lives of pro athletes. In this Extra Credit reprint from ACTE's Techniques magazine, Claire Loup, senior economic education specialist, suggests strategies to incorporate the ESPN documentary Broke in your classroom.




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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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