The Nashville Music Economy

The Nashville Music Economy

Do your students love music? Engage them in the economics of the music industry with this Extra Credit article showcasing the growth of and changes within the Nashville music industry.
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The Broad Strokes of Art's Economic Impact

The Broad Strokes of Art's Economic Impact

Do you have students in your economics class who love the arts? This Extra Credit infographic highlights the vital role the arts play in our economy.
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Baskets, Base Years, and Bias: Constructing and Using a Student Price Index

Baskets, Base Years, and Bias: Constructing and Using a Student Price Index

Your students are consumers, too! Use this new Extra Credit lesson to help your students construct and use a price index reflecting the purchasing patterns of teens at their own school.
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Pop culture is a great way to engage your students. To help economic educators incorporate more of it into the classroom the Atlanta Fed has been offering teacher professional development workshops using movies. We tie the economic and personal finance concepts that occur in the movies to classroom-ready lessons and activities. Movies we’ve used include Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Pursuit of Happyness, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and Cinderella Man. To round out the events, the workshops include dinner—so make an evening of it!

For more information about programs, go to the Atlanta Fed’s econ ed events page. And if you have movies with supporting activities that you use in your classroom, we would love to hear about them. E-mail your ideas to Julie Kornegay at julie.l.kornegay@atl.frb.org.