- Saving and Investing Activities
- What's Included in GDP2?
- Building Block Barter Lesson
- Fiscal and Monetary Policy Activity
- Saving Essentials
- Budgeting Basics
- Protection for Peanuts
- Choices and Opportunity Cost
- Financial Literacy Scavenger Hunt
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Saving and Investing Activities for the Classroom
10/03/2016 - 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? Easy, use the class mutual fund! Create the fund and use the tracking tool to monitor the fund throughout the semester.
GDP Infographic Activity: What's Included in GDP?
10/03/2016 - Gross domestic product (GDP) assists in measuring the size and growth of our country's economy. This month, we have 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
10/03/2016 - Do your elementary students like to build with plastic blocks? Get them excited with this hands-on lesson about bartering and the characteristics of money.
Fiscal and Monetary Policy Infographic Classroom Activity
10/03/2016 - Do your students struggle to differentiate between fiscal and monetary policy? We have an infographic and classroom activity that can help! Get students reading, thinking, and graphing using primary sources in your economics classroom.
10/03/2016 - Have you ordered the new Atlanta Fed saving and investing infographic poster yet? If not, there is no time like the present! This month, we introduce you to this new resource and provide a great lesson on saving to use with the infographic in the classroom.
09/01/2016 - Teaching your students how to budget? Give them a compelling reason to prioritize this important life skill. Using a video of a teen facing a financial emergency, this lesson underscores why keeping a budget and building an emergency fund should be a priority.
Protection for Peanuts: Supply, Demand, and Agricultural Support Policies
09/01/2016 - Agriculture is big business in the United States. From 1941 to 2014, peanuts were included in U.S. farm bills as an agricultural commodity. This lesson on the economics of the peanut industry—using interactive activities, primary source analysis, and graphing—is a great tool for economics, history, and government teachers.
Future Choices Four Corners Activity
08/09/2016 - Just in time for the new semester, this four corners activity teaches your students 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.
Financial Literacy Infographic Scavenger Hunt
08/09/2016 - Looking for an enjoyable way to kick off your personal finance unit? If so, this is 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.