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Lesson Plans & Classroom Activities

Study Group

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

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    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
    Dollars and Sense Dollars and Sense is a budgeting game for middle and high school students. Students select a lifestyle and budget for expenses and unexpected events.6th-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 CombinedConduct 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 BookmarksDiscover 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 SaleUse 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 MoneyExplore 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 FocusCheck 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
  • Grades K-2
    TitleDescription
    Economic Concepts PostersFind hands-on ideas for teaching economic concepts by using these award-winning, student created illustrations.
    Historical Figure BookmarksDiscover 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 SaleUse 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 MoneyExplore lessons such as What Is Money?, Money Equivalents, and Jobs, Money, Goods and Services in this educational package for elementary school students.
  • Grades 3-5
    TitleDescription
    Economic Concepts PostersFind 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 SaleUse 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 MoneyExplore lessons such as What Is Money?, Money Equivalents, and Jobs, Money, Goods and Services in this educational package for elementary school students.
  • Grades 6-8
    TitleDescription
    Dollars and Sense Dollars and Sense is a budgeting game for middle and high school students. Students select a lifestyle and budget for expenses and unexpected events.
    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 PostersFind hands-on ideas for teaching economic concepts by using these award-winning, student created illustrations.
    Historical Figure BookmarksDiscover fun facts, activities and brief biographies that highlight historical figures on coins, and the history of economics, banking and the Federal Reserve System.
  • Grades 9-12
    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.
    Dollars and Sense Dollars and Sense is a budgeting game for middle and high school students. Students select a lifestyle and budget for expenses and unexpected events.
    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 CombinedConduct 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 BookmarksDiscover fun facts, activities and brief biographies that highlight historical figures on coins, and the history of economics, banking and the Federal Reserve System.
    Region FocusCheck out selected issues and articles from Region Focus, now titled Econ Focus, and links to related lessons, resources and activities.
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