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ERIC Number: EJ878506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
The Federal Reserve and the Elementary Classroom
Suiter, Mary C.; Mabry, Lyndlee
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v22 n3 p17-20 Jan-Feb 2010
Today's young students, when they grow to be adults, will have to make decisions the consequences of which will impact their lives and the lives of others. As consumers, they will need to understand that they can't have everything they want. They will have to make spending, savings, and investing decisions that benefit their own families over the long term. Citizens must grapple with understanding the economic policy decisions of Congress, the President, and the Federal Reserve, and how these policies impact the lives of consumers, producers, and investors--and the health of the economy itself. Research in economic education shows that elementary students can and do learn economics when their teachers are knowledgeable and have high-quality economic education materials on hand. The Federal Reserve, commonly referred to as the "Fed," has expertise through its economists and its economic educators to provide content programs, publications, and curricular materials for teachers to use to help elementary students develop economic literacy. This article presents economics and children's literature lessons as well as teaching resources from the Federal Reserve Banks that can be used to help students better understand their economic world. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States