April Showers Bring Financial Literacy

April Showers Bring Financial Literacy

National Financial Literacy Month is approaching, so let's take a moment to think about the importance of personal finance education. This Extra Credit article shares some teaching resources.
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Teaching about Taxes: Tips and Tools

Teaching about Taxes: Tips and Tools

Humans have been taxed for more than 3,000 years, but that does not make the topic easy to teach. Extra Credit offers you 13 lucky resources for teaching taxation to your students just in time for April 15th.
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Bringing Economics Center Stage: Reader's Theater in the Classroom

Bringing Economics Center Stage: Reader's Theater in the Classroom

If "all the world's a stage," why shouldn't your economics class be one, too? This Extra Credit article provides strategies and suggests ready-made lessons for incorporating reader's theater into your economics or personal finance classroom.
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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.