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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

Making Finance Personal

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.

Aug 24, 2021

Career Opportunities at the Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve has a wide variety of careers available in various fields, and this lesson will allow students to consider various career opportunities that may be available to them in the future.

Aug 24, 2021

Risk and Return Grab Bag

Get your students thinking about saving and investing strategies with this activity. Students will build a hypothetical portfolio to understand the trade-off between risk and return.

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.

Sep 03, 2014

High School Personal Finance Curriculum

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.