If you’d like to teach your students the fundamentals of personal ﬁnance and economics, head to econlowdown.org. Launched in 2010 and always growing, this powerful portal contains quality resources from Federal Reserve educators nationwide. You’ll ﬁnd videos, modules, podcasts, reading activities and more. Get started with the examples below.
Elementary School: Ella’s Adventures
Young students will learn basic ﬁnancial concepts, such as decision-making, saving and using credit. Ella's Adventures modules let students follow along with young Ella as she encounters important life lessons.
Middle School: No-Frills Money Skills
This video series with Q&A features personal ﬁnance topics—from compound interest, to stocks, bonds and mutual funds, to different kinds of insurance. It uses clear language to help middle-schoolers understand how these work.
High School: The Economic Lowdown
Older students can dive into all things economics, banking and monetary policy. Learn about supply, demand and market equilibrium … then tackle gross domestic product, inﬂation and opportunity cost. Includes video with Q&A.
Create Your Free Home School Account Today
1. Create an Instructor account at econlowdown.org. (Choose “home school” or “other organization.”)
2. Browse and ﬁlter the Resource Gallery to build a classroom and enroll students in
the lessons you select.
3. Track their progress and scores on activity assessments. You can follow along with
what they’re learning — and enjoy discussions about important life skills!
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