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Fifty Nifty Cards

Fifty Nifty Econ Cards are designed for elementary and middle school students to assist them in developing a knowledge base of economic and personal finance words. The accompanying Teacher Resource Guide provides activities and games to help teachers incorporate economic vocabulary into the school day through language, math, social studies and art.
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Isabel's Car Wash

This lesson introduces the roles of entrepreneur and investor in the context of starting a business through the book, Isabel's Car Wash. After discussing the story, students are divided into entrepreneur and investor groups for a business start-up simulation.

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Sweet Potato Pie

This lesson highlights the resources needed for a business and key information entrepreneurs should consider before starting a business. Through the story an activities, students will learn about division of labor and identify risks and rewards entrepreneurs may face when starting a business.

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Mind Your Own Business

In this lesson and role play, students are introduced to entrepreneurship and the importance of a business plan before starting a new business.
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Jay's Nest

Fifty Nifty Econ Cards are designed for elementary and middle school students to assist them in developing a knowledge base of economic and personal finance words. The accompanying Teacher Resource Guide provides activities and games to help teachers incorporate economic vocabulary into the school day through language, math, social studies and art.

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Federal Reserve Education

Federal Reserve Education

We offer free activities, publications, videos, classroom curriculum and consumer resources to educators, students, and the public.
Jay's Nest

Jay's Nest

This webpage lists our elementary resources that feature Jay Eagle, the Chief Eagle Officer for the Tenth District.

Bankers in the Classroom Resource Guide

Bankers in the Classroom Resource Guide

This guide suggests Fed resources for bankers to use in presenting financial concepts in the classroom. These resources are divided into elementary, middle and high school levels and include lesson plans, role plays, activities and traveling trunk materials.
Bunny Money

Children's Literature Lesson: Bunny Money

In this lesson, students listen to the story of Ruby and Max, two bunnies that go shopping and make spending decisions. They are introduced to short-term and long-term savings goals to help them save for the goods they want in the future. After a goal-sorting activity, students choose and illustrate their own savings goal.
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Common Cents

Common Cents is a quarterly article that provides teachers and parents with easy-to-implement lessons and activities for their students and children.