The KFEC Money Academy is the asynchronous, online financial education platform that the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission (KFEC) offers free to high schools across the state to help meet the new financial literacy graduation requirement.
The Federal Reserve of St. Louis has free resources available for teachers to help them with lessons on economics and personal finance.
As educators, we want our students’ learning to be enduring and transferable: enduring in that they can recall information they learned in the past and flexible in that they can apply this learning in different situations and transfer it to a new problem or domain.
March is Women’s History Month and we often use it to highlight important historical figures like Susan B. Anthony and Rosa Parks, but we shouldn’t forget that economists are making history too!
Field trips to learn about money. Traveling exhibits about history. Classroom activities on economics and financial literacy. These are just a few of the free resources – aligned with educational standards – that the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland offers to educators, libraries, community organizations and museums.
What happens when you combine six creative teachers, 150 enthusiastic 2nd-graders and a desire for project-based learning? You get six totally amazing and highly successful businesses!
Registration is open for the National Economics Challenge, which allows student teams to test their knowledge of economics as they compete for prizes at the state and national levels. Students can compete in one of two divisions: one for students new to economics and one for Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and honors students and students who have competed in previous [...]
The Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Kentucky Historical Society are offering a professional learning event led by economic historian David C. Wheelock on April 13 in Frankfort. Teachers can learn about 102 years of St. Louis Fed history and explore how to use it in their classrooms. Wheelock is deputy director and a [...]
Teachers in grades 4-12 may register their students to participate in The Stock Market Game, an interactive, educational simulation and competition that teaches personal finance, economics, technology and team-building skills. It can be used in mathematics, reading, writing, economics, social studies and business classes. Teachers may use the program to reinforce economic and investing concepts and provide real-world applications. Students [...]
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Louisville Branch is offering “Teaching Economics Through Children’s Literature,” a series of free professional development workshop on personal finance and economics July 8-9 in Louisville. The workshop will teach educators how to use popular children’s stories and the whiteboard to spark students’ interest in personal finance and economics. Free, downloadable lessons and Notebook [...]