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Lessons and Activities

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.

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Aug 24, 2021

Dream Today, Job Tomorrow: Building a Foundation for Career Success

In this lesson students learn strategies that they can employ now to start preparing for their future dream job or career.

Aug 24, 2021

Federal Reserve Basics–Human Bingo

Students will seek peers who know the answers to complete a bingo card on basic facts of the Federal Reserve.

Aug 24, 2021

Understanding Price Elasticity: It's No Stretch!

Looking for an engaging way to introduce elasticity to your students? This lesson uses rubber bands and other familiar products to get your students excited about the topic.

Aug 24, 2021

Are You up to the Test?

Students explore the hiring process employers use to select strong candidates from a larger pool of candidates using an employment test simulation.

Aug 24, 2021

From Raw Materials to Riches: Mercantilism and the British North American Colonies

In this lesson, students will interpret primary sources and participate in a simulation activity to learn about the mercantilist system used in British North America.

Aug 24, 2021

Life Is Risky Business

Students will identify risk, its consequences, and ways to mitigate it. Understand insurance takes on risk for a premium.

Aug 24, 2021

Does Bill Gates Have a Lot of Money?

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.