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Core Concept Cards

Core Concept Cards

Core Concept Cards are intended to provide a strong foundation of economic and personal finance vocabulary for secondary students. Using the accompanying Teacher Resource Guide to explain words and meanings should help students develop an economic way of thinking and lead them to make better economic and financial decisions as adults.
Core Concept Cards

The Money Circle

Advance your high school students’ knowledge of money through this free, revamped, comprehensive, eight-lesson curriculum series that will engage and challenge them to apply both personal finance and economic perspectives when it comes to money. Help develop students’ awareness as consumers, while improving their decision-making and financial planning skills.

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Are You Ready to Take the Risk?

In this lesson, students take a survey of their entrepreneurial potential. They learn about Gallup's 10 Talents of Successful Entrepreneurs and solve a business problem using these talents.
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Liberty Loans and the Federal Reserve

Students view a Prezi to introduce them to the Federal Reserve and the role it played in helping the U.S. Treasury finance WWI.  Groups of students will be given historical personas of WWI individuals with lifestyle information.  They will plan a budget using their persona's income and expenses, with a goal of saving to purchase Liberty Loans to support the  war effort.

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Money Museum

Money Museum

Money Museum lessons focus on banks and their importance to the U.S. economy. Tours of the Money Museums are available at the Kansas City and Denver offices.
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Traveling Exhibit

Bring the Federal Reserve to your community organization, financial institution or school lobby. With the Traveling Exhibit, the public can learn about how their money is processed, their local industries and how the nation's central bank promotes a stable economy.
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Putting Your Paycheck to Work Resources

The Kansas City Fed developed the following fact sheets, resources and activities for employees to understand and make the most of their paychecks.
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Building Wealth

Building Wealth is a personal finance education resource that presents an overview of personal wealth-building strategies for consumers, community leaders, teachers and students.
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Consumer's Guide: Credit Reports and Credit Scores

This new guide includes answers to common questions about your credit report, such as how your credit score is calculated, and how to fix errors found in your credit report.