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Intersections: Spring 2004

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Making Sense of Money and Banking: A Course for Educators

When: July 19 through 23, 2004Making Sense of Money and Banking
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
6th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106

What: This course, taught by Federal Reserve economists and staff from the state centers for economic education, covers money, banking, and the Federal Reserve System. It will include sessions on the history of central banking and how to choose a good economics lesson. Participants will also visit the sites of early central banking, which are part of Independence National Historical Park. Emphasis is placed on effective strategies and curriculum resources for teaching money and banking in the K-12 classroom. Participants will receive professional development credit in their state. Open to elementary and secondary educators.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Cost: Free

Credit: Teachers will receive professional development credit in their respective states.

Option: For a tuition fee, teachers may register with a partner institution to receive graduate credit.

For more information, contact:
Andrew T. Hill, Ph.D.
Economic Education Specialist
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Economics and Children’s Literature

Economics and Children's LiteratureComing soon! The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will present a free three-session program for elementary teachers on how to incorporate economics when teaching children’s literature. Teachers need no prior economics background. Each session will be held after school at the Philadelphia Fed and will include a basic presentation by the Reserve Bank’s economic education specialist on an economic topic followed by lesson demonstrations from the curriculum package Economics in Children’s Literature. Teachers who complete all three sessions will receive professional development credit in their respective states and a copy of the complete curriculum package. Open to K-6 teachers. Registration is required. Look for more information and the online registration form in September at www.philadelphiafed.org/education.

Hot Topics in Economics

Mark your calendars! The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the Temple University Center for Economic Education will host the 7th Annual Hot Topics in Economics on Wednesday, October 27, 2004, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Federal Reserve Bank at 6th and Arch Streets in downtown Philadelphia. Hot Topics is free and open to all primary and secondary educators. Registration is required.

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