Federal Reserve offers program on teaching economics through children’s literature


The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Louisville Branch, is offering a free professional learning program on teaching economic concepts to elementary school students using popular children’s books. The program is set for June 12-14 at its office in the National City Tower in Louisville.

“Teaching Economics through Children’s Literature” will provide teachers with information specific to their grade level in a single session, including how to use new lessons with interactive whiteboard applications from the St. Louis Fed. Teachers also can attend multiple sessions to get ideas that are applicable across grade levels.

Participants will receive standards-based curriculum materials and a children’s book for their classroom library. Lunch and free parking also are available.

Here are the sessions for each grade level:

  • June 12 – Kindergarten, 9 a.m.-noon; 1st grade, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • June 13 – 2nd grade, 9 a.m.-noon; 3rd grade, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • June 14 – 4th grade, 9 a.m.-noon; 5th grade, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

The registration deadline is May 25. Visit the St. Louis Fed’s website to register or email Erin Yetter for more information.