• Federal Reserve System’s Resources for Educators -- A comprehensive collection of curricula, guides, publications, classroom activities and adult learning materials covering such topics as credit, consumer resources, money, and banking.
  • In the Classroom Materials -- Information from the Securities and Exchange Commission including classroom resources, information on special professional development opportunities and workshops for teachers, and a “Just for Teachers” section to help teachers better plan their own financial futures.
  • The Money Smart for Adults Curriculum -- Curriculum with handouts and guides. The set includes eleven training modules that cover basic financial topics such as deposit and credit services offered by financial institutions, choosing and maintaining a checking account, spending plans, the importance of saving, how to obtain and use credit effectively, and the basics of building or repairing credit.
  • Money Smart Train-the-Trainer Videos -- On-line video-based training for educators on using the Money Smart curriculum. The videos are available in English and Spanish.
  • Understanding Taxes for Teachers -- Special website from the IRS for teachers. This site presents detailed lesson plans, downloadable activities, simulations, and resources for teachers and students.
  • Federal Student Aid Information for Counselors -- Provides basic college access and financial aid information for middle school, high school, and TRIO counselors. Features include the Counselors and Mentors Handbook, other federal student aid publications (with instructions on how to download or order them), training information, and scripts and slides for presenting a financial aid night. Click on "Network & Potential Partnerships" in the Counselor Resources section to locate financial aid professionals in your community who can assist you.
  • High School Fed Challenge -- A national academic competition that provides students grades 9–12 the opportunity to study the U.S. economy through the lens of the U.S. central bank. The program encourages students to learn more about economics and about the Federal Reserve System’s Federal Open Market Committee, which is the policymaking group that makes interest rate decisions to foster economic strength and stability. From credit card interest rates to the price of a loaf of bread, the effects of monetary policy, set by the Federal Reserve System, are felt in many aspects of our daily lives. This site includes information for students as well as Teacher’s guide.

Special Note: In addition to the resources highlighted above, please review the Spotlight Resources shown on the “Youth” section of the MyMoney.gov site. Several of the highlighted resources are activities and games that would be suitable for use in the classroom. A number of them include guidance and instructions for teachers.

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