Saving and Investing Activities for the Classroom

Saving and Investing Activities for the Classroom

As 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.

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Life Is Risky Business

Life Is Risky Business

What 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.

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GDP Infographic Activity: What's Included in GDP?

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.
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Building Block Barter Lesson for Third to Fifth Graders
October 19, 2016
Building Block Barter Lesson for Third to Fifth Graders
Do your elementary students like to build with plastic blocks? Extra Credit can help get them excited with this hands-on lesson about bartering and the characteristics of money.
Real versus Nominal Values: Let's Go to the Movies!
October 12, 2016
Real versus Nominal Values: Let's Go to the Movies!
Teach your economics students about the difference between real and nominal values in this Bell Ringer activity that uses movies as a learning tool. Students will learn how to adjust a value like a ticket price for inflation, giving the real value.
Fiscal and Monetary Policy Infographic Classroom Activity
October 12, 2016
Fiscal and Monetary Policy Infographic Classroom Activity
Do your students struggle to differentiate between fiscal and monetary policy? Extra Credit has an infographic and classroom activity that can help! Get students reading, thinking, and graphing using primary sources in your economics 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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