The Atlanta Fed and other Federal Reserve Banks have award-winning, free lessons to help middle and high school educators teach about personal finance, money and banking, macro- and microeconomics, and international economics.
Give your student the power to succeed financially with this comprehensive personal finance project. Each section helps students practice the key personal finance skills. The curriculum unit includes all the instructions, forms, and rubrics students need to complete the project. Teachers can select individual components or assign the entire project.
How do the Fed's interest rate changes affect our daily lives? And where does the Fed get the information that informs its interest rate decisions? The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's new boardroom video answers these questions, with active-learning exercises accompanying the video.
What US president said, "Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt"? In this exercise, students will deliberate on historical figures' thinking about our country's debt and construct a timeline of its history.
In this lesson, students will learn about the early history of the Federal Reserve. They will learn about Jekyll Island's past and about the Panic of 1907, the Aldrich-Vreeland Act, the origins and outcomes of the secret Jekyll Island meeting, and the passage of the Federal Reserve Act.
Teach your economics students about the difference between real and nominal values with this 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.
Since Gates is one of the richest people in the world it seems logical to say yes, but the answer is more nuanced than that. This activity helps students learn the differences between money, net worth, and wealth.
Katrina's Classroom: Teaching Money Skills for Life is a four-part curriculum unit designed for personal finance-related high school classrooms. The robust curriculum uses hands-on learning strategies and technology integration to teach students about key personal finance concepts and how to apply what they've learned to explore options, make decisions, and complete projects using real-world tools.