Noteworthy Events

Check us out at the NBEA Annual Convention
Be sure to stop by the Federal Reserve education booth (number 306) at the National Business Education Association 2013 Annual Convention taking place April 17–18 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Economic and financial literacy specialists will be sharing information about Federal Reserve education programs. Be sure to pick up free classroom-ready resources you can use to teach banking and entrepreneurship as well as critical personal finance topics. The exhibit hall is open from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, April 17, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 18.

The Discovery Channel's "The Secret Life of Money" Airs
On Saturday, March 30, at 9:00 p.m. (ET), the Discovery Channel aired a one-hour behind-the-scenes special exploring everything you ever wanted to know about the life cycle of U.S. currency, including an inside look at the role of the Federal Reserve in the payments system. NPR's Planet Money team, author David Wolman, and artist J.S.G. Boggs took viewers on a journey to answer the question, "What exactly is money, anyway?"

Extra Credit will provide an update when the special becomes available on the Discovery Channel website for viewing again. Meanwhile, you can watch the trailer as well as a clipabout the Federal Reserve's role in the payments system.

2013 Classroom Economist now available
As Extra Credit announced last month, the first-quarter 2013 module of the Classroom Economist correlates with the first video of the Katrina's Classroom video series, "Katrina Strikes." The lesson accompanying the video has been updated to align with both Common Core and Jump$tart Personal Finance standards. The next three editions of the Classroom Economist will feature the remaining three videos in the series. The lessons that accompany the videos will also be updated as the editions are released. See the Classroom Economist online.

April 15, 2013