This one-day professional development program introduces elementary educators to lessons for teaching students about money and other economics and personal finance concepts using children's literature. The lessons demonstrated in this program provide educators with grade-level appropriate activities for teaching about decision-making, spending and saving, allocation methods, opportunity cost, scarcity, and productive resources. The lesson will help teachers and students answer the following questions:

  • Why do we all have to make choices?
  • Why is it hard to save for things we want in the future?
  • What's a savings goal and how can it help us to save?
  • How can a budget influence our spending decisions?
  • Why isn't there an allocation method to satisfy everyone's wants?

Taught by Federal Reserve economic educators, this program emphasizes active- and collaborative-learning teaching methods to help elementary school teachers meet state and national standards in social studies, personal finance, economics, and family and consumer sciences. Participants who complete the session will receive 6.50 hours of professional development credit (Act 48 in Pennsylvania for certified teachers) and copies of children's books and all lessons.

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