Teachers, you can now register your students for TWO NATIONAL COMPETITIONS this spring—our National Personal Finance Challenge (financial stability/mobility) and our National Economics Challenge (micro/macroeconomics).

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Hands on Banking You and Money

A budget is not a dirty word. Learn how to help students embrace the budgeting process by framing the topic…
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Credit
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Will a Robot Replace Your Job?

"How secure is your position?  Will it exist  5 years from now? What protects your position? Could a machine do…
Key Concepts: Employment and Unemployment, Human Capital
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Personal Finance in AP Economics

AP Economics has many challenging topics. In this webinar, we will discuss strategies to incorporate personal finance into the AP…
Key Concepts: Money
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Beatrice’s Goat

This lesson from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' EconLowdown site teaches students what it means to save and…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Compound Interest

Students learn what compound interest is, how it is calculated, and appreciate the impact it makes on loans and investments.…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Credit, Interest…
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Saving

Students take an interest inventory test that gives them a list of careers from which to choose. Once they select…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Roles of Government
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Specialists Light Up Our Lives!

Peppe and his family moved to America to pursue the American dream. His mother has passed away, his father is…
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Goods and Services, Specialization…
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The Hidden Costs of College

College costs have escalated over the past two decades, and many students are relying on student loans to cover the…
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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How Will I Pay for College?

In this lesson, students will learn about current trends in student borrowing and determine a reasonable debt load for hypothetical…
Key Concepts: Borrow, Budgeting, Credit…
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Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

In the story, Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday, Alexander receives a dollar from his grandparents that he…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Consumers, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Building Good Credit Scores

This lesson uses the Better Money Habit video Does Carrying a Balance on Your Credit Card Hurt Your Credit Score?…
Key Concepts: Credit, Credit Rating
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Decision Making

Students apply a particular model for making decisions in exercises that call for choosing a college and buying a personal…
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Scarcity
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