Understanding how we make choices can help us make better decisions. Knowing that every decision has a consequence yields more thoughtful consideration - be it on what to spend, how to save, or how to maximize available resources and opportunities.
Economic education teaches students to think critically and logically, and to make the thoughtful choices that will result in financial and personal success.October is Economic Education Month - a celebration of the kind of work we do every day in classrooms and with 1,800+ teachers per year across Maryland: ensuring students are equipped with the knowledge necessary to make the decisions that positively impact their finances.
Here are a few ways we’re celebrating Economic Education Month:
Resources: Our Economic Education Month Calendar features daily resources, insightful videos, engaging lesson plans and fun quizzes to support students and educators of all subjects in economic education. Find it here.
- Evening at the Fed: On October 13, educators will explore how to identify and understand economic topics in the news at this free, special event. Adam Scavette, Regional Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore Branch will provide insight, and supporting teaching materials and resources are included!Register here.
- Montgomery County Family Financial Nights: In partnership with Wells Fargo, we’re hosting a Family Financial Fun Night for families with students enrolled at Piney Branch Elementary and Takoma Park Elementary school in Montgomery County on October 20 and 27th to build understanding of personal finance through interactive games and simulations that explore ideas like the meaning of money, affordability, and earning power!
- Update on Maryland Economy: On October 27, join Towson University Vice President and noted economist, Dr. Daraius Irani, as he shares his thoughts on the current State of Maryland's Economy.Register for this virtual event here.