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In this lesson, scouts will start their visit with a lesson centered on their Savvy Shopping and Money Manager journeys. Here they will learn what financial literacy skills it takes to budget and plan for a big trip to the zoo!
As a Part of the Kansas City Fed's professional development webinar series for educators, this presentation shows how jobs may change in the future and what you can do to educate your students about it.
Teacher Professional Development Webinar Series: Preparing Students for a Workforce in Transition – Insights on Labor
Delve into the latest analysis of employment and unemployment trends, and explore the effect of recent labor force trends on future employment prospects.
Connect your 6-12 students with the Chicago Fed through our free virtual programs: Q&A with a Fed Ambassador and the Chicago Fed's Money Museum syllabus.
The Federal Reserve (Fed) is the central bank of the United States. Its congressionally mandated objectives are to promote maximum employment and price stability. This lesson focuses on how the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) conducts monetary policy to achieve this dual mandate.
History holds many economic lessons. The Great Depression, in particular, is an event that provides the opportunity to teach and learn a great deal about economics-whether you're studying the economic reasons that the Depression took place, the factors that helped it come to an end or the impact on Americans who lived through it. This curriculum is designed to provide teachers with economic lessons that they can share with their students to help them understand this significant experience in U.S. history.
This lesson focuses on adjusting measures by population size. Students evaluate volunteerism data for 2015 to determine which state’s citizens are most likely to volunteer. Through a guided discussion and review of data, students learn how to convert absolute numbers into per capita measures by adjusting for population and why such adjustments are necessary to make valid comparisons among groups. They also discuss credibility of data sources and identify data sources used in the lesson. As an assessment, they use various data series in GeoFRED® to find state-specific data, including per capita measures.
In this lesson, students learn the definition of gross domestic product (GDP) and the composition of the expenditure categories of GDP.
This lesson describes a method for using the minimum wage as a classroom debate topic. The activity, as described, takes segments of three class periods.This activity helps students develop competencies in researching current issues, preparing logical arguments, thinking critically about a relevant economic issue, and formulating opinions based on evidence.
In this session of the Econ Lowdown webinar series, presenters from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis discuss strategies for using data in the classroom as an effective way to make content relevant in a variety of subjects. FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data) is a powerful data source with tools that make it valuable in the classroom. GeoFRED harnesses the power of FRED to mapping tools so students can see the data in a geographic framework. This webinar introduces both of these helpful tools as well as strategies for teaching and easy-to-use classroom resources.