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Lesson: Exploring Careers in Economics
04/14/2016 - Do your students love studying economics? Would you like to encourage them to consider a career in this interesting and growing field? If so, this is the right lesson for your class. A related article discusses the need for diversity in the economics field.

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Perspectives from Educators: Using Katrina's Classroom to Teach Personal Finance
03/31/2016 - Have you considered using Katrina's Classroom to teach financial literacy? April is a great time to introduce this compelling curriculum to your students. This article offers some insights from fellow teachers who have effectively integrated the program into their classes.

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Financial Lessons from Athletes Who Earned and Lost Millions
03/31/2016 - Are your students interested in professional sports? Get them talking about personal finance with stories drawn from the lives of pro athletes. In this reprint from ACTE's Techniques magazine, Claire Loup, senior economic education specialist, suggests strategies to incorporate the ESPN documentary Broke in your classroom.

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April Is Financial Literacy Month
03/31/2016 - It's only fitting that April, the month of the income tax deadline, is also National Financial Literacy Month. This commemoration is intended to raise awareness about the importance of personal finance education. Here are some classroom-ready lessons and activities for teaching financial literacy.

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Katrina Strikes: Financial and Emergency Preparedness
02/29/2016 - In the event of a natural disaster or personal tragedy, the financially prepared are generally able to recover more quickly, which helps the economy remain stable. This lesson will help your students create a plan for emergency and financial preparedness.

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From Raw Materials to Riches: Mercantilism and the British North American Colonies
02/29/2016 - How can you get your students excited about the topic of mercantilism? We have the answer! In this lesson, students engage in simulations as colonists and business owners, and they learn about mercantile policies used in the early American colonies.

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Lessons: Teaching Human Capital and the Importance of Postsecondary Education
01/25/2016 - In these two lessons, students will assess their current and future human capital—their knowledge, skills, and training. Students will gain an understanding of the connection between their education level and earning potential, and explore the costs of a higher education.

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Economic Systems Infographic Activity: Comparative Economic Systems
01/25/2016 - Are you teaching economic systems? Use the Atlanta Fed's Economic Systems Infographic to launch a study of comparative economic systems with your students. Combining online research, data analysis, and evidence-based writing, this new activity will take your students to the next level!