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Putting Your Paycheck to Work

The Kansas City Fed developed the following fact sheets, resources and activities for employees to understand and make the most of their paychecks.
Is Your Bank Account Safe?

Is Your Bank Account Safe?

"Teaching Tips" provide ways that teachers can integrate current issues and research into their classrooms using Federal Reserve research. In the President's Message, Thomas Hoenig, the former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, discusses what happens when a bank fails and how the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) steps in following a bank's closing. Read and discuss the article in class using the direct discussion questions and extension activities.

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Map Your Community

Map Your Community is a web-based mapping tool that allows users to create current and historical spatial economic and demographic conditions.
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Bankers in the Classroom

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.
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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.
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Fifty Nifty Econ 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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Financial Fables

Financial Fables are entertaining stories that combine reading, economics and personal finance into life lessons that feature "money morals." Through quick, interactive online tales, students can learn useful financial management skills that will better prepare them for the future.