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Economics – Teaching History with Technology (new site) Educational Resources from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s site offers information on the Federal Reserve System and monetary policy with sections for students, teachers, and the general public. A highlight from the Student Activities section is “FedVille” which allows students to explore the subject of economics through a fun and interactive game. Teacher Resources provides course material and helpful link. For information on a variety of more specific topics, see the helpful Publications section. EcEdWeb The EcEdWeb or Economic Education Web provides helpful teaching resources for K-12 or pre-college economics. The K-5 Economics and 6-12 Economics are organized so that you can locate resources by concept, by standards, and by lesson.
Pathway to Financial Success The students look at a simple chart relating education level with average annual income. From the data the students generalize that people with more education usually earn more income. They learn that human capital refers to the knowledge, skills, talent, health, values and experience that people bring to the workplace. Working in small groups, the students receive information about the budgets of various families whose members have different levels of education. 5 Free and Simple Timers for Teachers In the school at which I teach we have eighty minute class periods. Eighty minutes is a long time for anyone, let alone teenagers, to stay in one room and on task. Therefore, I break up the time with varied activities and "break times" during the eighty minutes.
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