Financial Literacy Infographic Scavenger HuntLooking 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 ActivityJust 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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In the Spotlight
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.