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 [...]
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Louisville Branch will host a one-day global economic forum for educators June 29 in Louisville. “Globalization and the U.S. Economy” will examine the phenomenon of globalization and its continual impact on the U.S. economy. It will feature St. Louis Fed economists discussing current trends in globalization and how the increase in global trade [...]
Registration is open for the late spring session of the Stock Market Game through April 18. Students in grades 4-12 are invited to participate in the eight-week interactive, educational simulation and competition that teaches personal finance, economics, technology and team-building skills. Teachers use the program to enhance mathematics, social studies, economics, business and technology classes by reinforcing economic and investing [...]