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Distance Learning for Financial Literacy Month

Parents and teachers, it’s never too early to teach students economics and personal finance. During these challenging times and school instruction happening in the home, the Richmond Fed Economic Education team has explored ways to reach and support your virtual classrooms.

We have digital and online printable resources to aid in teaching elementary, middle and high school students. Visit Richmond’s resource hub to find materials to meet your virtual needs. Many of these free resources can be shipped directly to you by completing this form.

For other resources on a variety of economics and personal finance topics, check out www.federalreserveeducation.org and www.econlowdown.org.

Below are some resources you may enjoy.

Elementary School Resources

My Money Workbook
My Money is an educational workbook for students in elementary school. Topics include money, coin equivalents, jobs, goods, services and barter.

Explore Economics Series
Explore Economics is a series of short videos that introduce elementary-age children to economic concepts.

Ella Saves Today Online Course
Young children are not likely to think past their piggy banks when it comes to safe places to set money aside for those special items. In this short course from our Ella's Adventures series, they'll learn that a bank account offers security and a return on savings.

Currency Academy
Your students will discover how currency is used, observe artistic concepts found in currency, learn about how money works, and compare elements of the natural world to the special features found on currency.

Middle School Resources

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.

Great Minds Think: A New Guide to Money
Great Minds Think: A New Guide to Money is a free, self-directed activity book that introduces basic concepts in personal finance and helps students understand how to think critically about money decisions.

Educational Comic Books
The New York Fed’s Educational Comic Book Series teaches students about basic economic principles and the Federal Reserve’s role in the financial system.

High School Resources

Invest in What’s Next
Invest in What’s Next: Life After High School is a free, online course that helps students evaluate their choices for one of the biggest decisions they’ll face — what path to pursue after high school. Check out the page on the Richmond Fed’s website for guides on how to use it with students or your children.

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.

Full Employment and Business Cycles Reading Q&As
Reading Q&A’s are comprised of an article from the Richmond Fed’s Econ Focus magazine accompanied by a quiz.

Educational Comic Books
The New York Fed’s Educational Comic Book Series teaches students about basic economic principles and the Federal Reserve’s role in the financial system.

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