Saving and Investing Activities for the ClassroomAs a teacher of financial literacy, you know how important it is to diversify your investments, but how can you get students interested in diversification? Extra Creditbrings you the class mutual fund to engage your students. Create the fund and use the tracking tool to monitor the fund throughout the semester.
Life Is Risky BusinessWhat risks do your students face in their everyday lives? This Bell Ringer classroom activity will identify different types of risk and how to manage or mitigate them. Students will also consider the positive and negative consequences of risk taking.
GDP Infographic Activity: What's Included in GDP?Gross domestic product (GDP) assists in measuring the size and growth of our country's economy. This month, Extra Credit has a kinesthetic activity to accompany the new GDP infographic to help your students understand what is counted and not counted when computing GDP.
Building Block Barter Lesson for Third to Fifth Graders
Real versus Nominal Values: Let's Go to the Movies!
Fiscal and Monetary Policy Infographic Classroom Activity
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.