It’s back-to-school season, and the U.S. Currency Education Program has a number of digital learning tools to educate students about paper money. Our recently launched Currency Academy (Off-site) provides elementary students with an interactive experience that makes learning about U.S. currency fun. Lesson plans (Off-site), supplemental materials and animated videos are available for elementary teachers looking to bring U.S. currency to life in a classroom setting.

For older students, our self-guided training module (Off-site) covers the security features of banknotes and equips students with several ways to authenticate money. Students can also use our handheld materials (Off-site) to familiarize themselves with the security and design features of each denomination. All of these resources are free to access, download and order.