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Economics and Personal Finance Education Resources

Online Learning Courses Econ Ed

We have award-winning, FREE classroom resources for K-16 educators to use to teach about money and banking, economics, personal finance and the Federal Reserve. We also have FREE resources for consumers and others who want to learn about economics, personal finance and the Federal Reserve.

  • Saving Strawberry Farm

    Saving Strawberry Farm lesson (.pdf) This book is out of print but is available used.
    whiteboard (SMART/.notebook)
    whiteboard (ActivInspire/.flipchart)

    In this lesson, students learn that saving is essential to economic well-being, especially in times of extreme economic downturn. They read Saving Strawberry Farm, a story about a Depression-era family attempting to save a neighbor's farm by waging a penny auction. Students hear about the lack of goods and services available and the high rate of joblessness during this terrible time. They simulate a bank run to see how even those with savings were affected. Finally, they learn that savings are safe in banks today.

  • Saturday Sancocho

    Saturday Sancocho lesson (.pdf) This book is out of print but is available used.
    whiteboard (SMART/.notebook)
    whiteboard (ActivInspire/.flipchart)

    Students listen to a story and answer questions about a family in Central or South America that barters to get the ingredients for chicken sancocho, a kind of stew. The students complete sentences that record the various trades carried out by the family to obtain all of the ingredients for the sancocho. They also participate in trading activities that illustrate money's advantages over barter.

  • Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression

    Potato: A Tale from the Great Depressionlesson (.pdf) This book is in print and available.

    After reading and discussing a story about a family during the Great Depression, students differentiate between goods, services, barter, and money. Students are led through several rounds of a barter activity that incorporates math skills. Through this activity, students learn about the difficulties of using barter to satisfy wants.