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Economics/Financial Literacy

Making appropriate economic choices and understanding the role of the economy in society.

Grants for women-led social justice projects by the Open Meadows Foundation help bring change to local communities.

Jun 15, 2018


Grants for Projects That Promote Equality

The Open Meadows Foundation offers grants of up to $2,000 for projects that promote gender, racial, and economic justice, and are led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities. The projects should reflect the diversity of the community in both its leadership and its organization, and promote racial, social, economic, and environmental justice.

Students learn financial and economic literacy through comic book series by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

May 15, 2018


Comic Books Teaching Basic Economic Principles

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has developed a series of Educational Comic Books that teach students about basic economic principles and the Federal Reserve’s role in the economic system.

The Economist's Open Future essay content focuses on restating the values of liberalism.

May 15, 2018


Open Future Essay Competition

The Economist has launched the Open Future initiative to restate the case for the values of classical liberalism—that is, politicaleconomic, and social freedom—to address the challenges of the 21st century. This exploration of ideas may involve critics as well as supporters and should engage a young audience in particular. 

Apr 16, 2018


Real-World Financial Literacy Curriculum

Banzai, a free personal finance curriculum, teaches students how to prioritize spending decisions through real-life scenarios. Banzai Junior is designed for elementary-grade students (aged 8–12); Banzai Teen, for middle, junior high, and high school students (aged 13–18); and Banzai Plus, for advanced classes (aged 16 and up).

Ethics Negotiation

Oct 16, 2017


Exercise on Ethical Negotiating

“The House on Elm Street” is an exercise developed by Professor George J. Siedel with support from the University of Michigan. The activity involves the sale of a house. The twist in the exercise is that unknown to the seller, the buyer is a secret agent representing a large company.


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