Economics Made Easy for Educators

Feeling a little rusty on your economic and personal finance vocabulary? Refresh your students’ knowledge using our Fifty Nifty Econ Cards

Order your free classroom set of cards to integrate these concepts in multiple subjects in elementary and middle school classrooms. There’s even a resource guide, games and activities to extend their use.

Here are a few more resources for educators:

Working with high school students? Check out our Core Concept Cards that build on the Fifty Nifty Cards.

Get hands-on experience with the Federal Reserve and economic issues in our Money Museums in Kansas City and Denver.

Be a class act with our personal finance role plays. The role plays delve into concepts such as banking basics, payment options and understanding credit. Students engage in the fun experience while learning important topics.

Boost your students’ literacy skills by incorporating economic and financial concepts into reading. We make it easy with our new Financial Fables online e-book series. These interactive tales with bright, animated bird characters teach “money morals” and allow students from preschool through grade 5 to either read alone or enhance examples of reading fluency with the read to me option.

Don’t have a lot of time for full lessons or activities in class? Then get a bite-sized amount of economics and personal finance inspiration from our Teacher Talk Planner. This hard copy, free planner has economic concepts each month and ideas on how to implement those concepts in the classroom. Order your free copy.

As kids settle into another school year, parents can help supplement lessons from the classroom at home. We offer many free online resources to reinforce economic and financial education concepts.

Additional resources for parents

Pull up a chair and surf the Federal Reserve's Education website with your child. Browse through videos, games and lessons to make learning fun.

Back to school means shopping for school supplies and clothes. Use the experience to teach your children to be savvy shoppers. Play our easy game to discuss the “better buy” and print out our chart for comparison shopping when you head to the store.

Instill a savings habit in your child by reading related children’s literature and then setting savings goals. Financial responsibility can begin at a young age. Get our tips for starting the process.

Lay a foundation for responsible credit use with your children. Start early with ideas on reinforcing basic financial concepts; for pre-teens and older, explore credit “dos” and “don’ts” and try a credit clue quiz.

Kids’ attitudes about money often model their parents’. Discover you and your child’s money personality with our quiz and use some tips to help foster healthy money behaviors.