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Lesson Plans & Classroom Activities

 

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These K-12 lesson plans, activities and publications are correlated with national and state teaching standards.

 
TitleDescriptionGrade Level
Invest in What’s Next: Life After High School   Help your students navigate their first major financial decision – what path to pursue after high school. Through online, self-directed lessons, students build personal finance knowledge and skills to help implement a plan that’s right for them. 9th-12th
PSAs in the Classroom  Engage your students with short PSA videos, paired with easy-to-implement classroom activities, to demonstrate economic and personal finance concepts. 6th-12th
Deficit and Debt Direction Connection   Predict the effect of changes in the economy and other events on tax revenue, government spending, the federal budget and the national debt to determine the connection between deficit and debt. 9th-12th
Economic Concepts Posters  Find hands-on ideas for teaching economic concepts by using these award-winning, student created illustrations. K-8th
Fed Centennial Lessons Combined Conduct a readers' theater, interactive card sort, human timeline activity, and more to learn about the Fed’s history and functions, and how its role has evolved over the last 100 years. 9th-12th
Historical Figure Bookmarks Discover fun facts, activities and brief biographies that highlight historical figures on coins, and the history of economics, banking and the Federal Reserve System. K-6th
Lemonade for Sale Use the book Lemonade for Sale to discuss and classify productive resources. Hands on activities are a key part of this lesson and extension activities integrate mathematics and language arts into the exercise. 2nd-3rd
My Money Explore lessons such as What Is Money?, Money Equivalents, and Jobs, Money, Goods and Services in this educational package for elementary school students. K-3rd
Region Focus Check out selected issues and articles from Region Focus, now titled Econ Focus, and links to related lessons, resources and activities. 6-12th
The Monetary and Fiscal Policy Two Step  Examine quotes from news sources to distinguish the differences between monetary and fiscal policy. 7th-12th
TitleDescription
Economic Concepts Posters Find hands-on ideas for teaching economic concepts by using these award-winning, student created illustrations.
Historical Figure Bookmarks Discover fun facts, activities and brief biographies that highlight historical figures on coins, and the history of economics, banking and the Federal Reserve System.
Lemonade for Sale Use the book Lemonade for Sale to discuss and classify productive resources. Hands on activities are a key part of this lesson and extension activities integrate mathematics and language arts into the exercise.
My Money Explore lessons such as What Is Money?, Money Equivalents, and Jobs, Money, Goods and Services in this educational package for elementary school students.
TitleDescription
Economic Concepts Posters Find hands-on ideas for teaching economic concepts by using these award-winning, student created illustrations.
Historical Figure Bookmarks
Discover fun facts, activities and brief biographies that highlight historical figures on coins, and the history of economics, banking and the Federal Reserve System.
Lemonade for Sale Use the book Lemonade for Sale to discuss and classify productive resources. Hands on activities are a key part of this lesson and extension activities integrate mathematics and language arts into the exercise.
My Money Explore lessons such as What Is Money?, Money Equivalents, and Jobs, Money, Goods and Services in this educational package for elementary school students.
TitleDescription
PSAs in the Classroom  Engage your students with short PSA videos, paired with easy-to-implement classroom activities, to demonstrate economic and personal finance concepts.
The Monetary and Fiscal Policy Two Step  Examine quotes from news sources to distinguish the differences between monetary and fiscal policy.
Economic Concepts Posters Find hands-on ideas for teaching economic concepts by using these award-winning, student created illustrations.
Historical Figure Bookmarks Discover fun facts, activities and brief biographies that highlight historical figures on coins, and the history of economics, banking and the Federal Reserve System.
TitleDescription
Invest in What’s Next: Life After High School   Help your students navigate their first major financial decision – what path to pursue after high school. Through online, self-directed lessons, students build personal finance knowledge and skills to help implement a plan that’s right for them.
PSAs in the Classroom  Engage your students with short PSA videos, paired with easy-to-implement classroom activities, to demonstrate economic and personal finance concepts.
Fed Centennial Lessons Combined Conduct a readers' theater, interactive card sort, human timeline activity, and more to learn about the Fed’s history and functions, and how its role has evolved over the last 100 years.
The Monetary and Fiscal Policy Two Step  Examine quotes from news sources to distinguish the differences between monetary and fiscal policy.
Deficit and Debt Direction Connection   Predict the effect of changes in the economy and other events on tax revenue, government spending, the federal budget and the national debt to determine the connection between deficit and debt.
Historical Figure Bookmarks Discover fun facts, activities and brief biographies that highlight historical figures on coins, and the history of economics, banking and the Federal Reserve System.
Region Focus Check out selected issues and articles from Region Focus, now titled Econ Focus, and links to related lessons, resources and activities.
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invest in what's next

Check out our interactive, online resource to help students plan for life after high school. Lesson 1, “Exploring My Options,” is now available.

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