Eva K. Johnston
Senior Economic Education Specialist
Eva Johnston is an experienced educator who specializes in the intersection of economics and history. As part of the Economic Education team, she creates classroom lessons, toolkits, and activities that incorporate the wealth of primary and secondary source documents found in the St. Louis Fed's FRASER® digital library. Before joining the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, she taught high school history and economics in the St. Louis area for 28 years.
Selected Publications and Lessons
"Credit History and Equal Opportunity" (with Genevieve Podleski). Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2018.
"CPI Market Basket." Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2018
"Use Econ Lowdown, FRASER, FRED, and GeoFRED to Top the Standards," in Innovations in Economic Education, M.B. Henning, ed. Routledge, 2017.
"Hamilton's National Bank." Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2017.
"Children's Literature: An Engaging Way to Learn Economics." The Missouri Reader Vol. 41, Issue 1, Fall 2017.
"Historical Inquiry with Charts Toolkit" (with Genevieve Podleski). Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2016.
"The Acceleration of the Great Migration, 1916-17." Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2015.
"Historical Inquiry with 75 Years of American Finance." Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2015.
"Historical Inquiry with the Statistical Atlas of 1870 Toolkit." Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2015
"Teaching Resources" (with Barbara Flowers and Mark Bayles) in Explorations in Economics Teacher's Edition by Alan Krueger and David A. Anderson. Worth, 2013
"Tools for Teaching Economics Using Lawn Boy." Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2014.
"The Best of Personal Finance Resource Roundup" Financial Education Public-Private Partnership, Everett, WA, August 15, 2019.
"A Slice of the Pie Online Budget Simulation for the AP Classroom" with Lori Zang. College Board, National Annual AP Conference, Orlando, FL, July 19, 2019.
"Adulting is Hard: Make it Easier with Econ Lowdown." IFACS Conference, Effingham, IL, July 22, 2019.
"Independent Institutions: Understanding Institutional History with Primary Sources" with Genevieve Podleski, National Council for History Education, Washington, DC, March 15, 2019.
"Uncharted Territory No Longer: Improving Data Literacy in AP History Courses" with Mike Kaiman, AP Annual Conference, Houston, TX, July 20, 2018.
"Financial Falsehoods: Myths and Legends of the Central Banks of the United States" with Genevieve Podleski, National Council for History Education, San Antonio, TX, April 21, 2018.
"Active Learning Lessons That Provide 'Lightbulb Moments' for Your Personal Finance and Economics Classes," Illinois Business Educators Association, Springfield, IL, November 9, 2017.
"Hidden History: A Toolkit for Discovering the Stories in Statistics (Without Math)," National Council for History, Atlanta, GA, March 31, 2017.
"Librarian Survival Toolkit from the St. Louis Fed," Missouri Association of School Librarians, Tan-Tar-A, Lake of the Ozarks, MO, April 25, 2016.
"The Great Migration Crossing State Borders: Why Go?" National Council for History Education, Niagara Falls, NY, April 22, 2016.
"Engaging Ways to Teach Monetary & Fiscal Policy," College Board, National Annual AP Conference, Austin, TX, July 25, 2015.
"Encounters in Economics: Gold Rush to the Great Depression and Beyond," National Council for History Education, St. Augustine, FL, March 20, 2015.
"Children's Literature that Brings History and Economics to Life," Missouri Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO, and February 27, 2015.
"Diversity in Children's Literature," Econ Illinois 7th Annual K-12 Teacher Conference, Teaching Economics and Financial Literacy – As Easy as 1-2-3! Chicago, Illinois, January 23, 2015.
Professional memberships, Awards, Service
National Board Certified Teacher (Adolescence and Young Adulthood/Social Studies-History)
Association for Career and Technical Education, 2019-present
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President’s Award for System Leadership, 2017
National Council for History Education, 2015-present
National Council for the Social Studies, 1993-present