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Eva Johnston

Education

M.A. Education
Washington University, St. Louis

B.A. Political Science and Speech Communication
University of Missouri, Columbia


Contact Info

Phone: (314) 444-8567
Fax: (314) 444-8731
Email: Eva.K.Johnston@stls.frb.org

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
P.O. Box 442
St. Louis, MO 63166-0442

For media inquiries contact:
Maria Hasenstab
mediainquiries@stls.frb.org
Phone: (314) 444-8321

Eva K. Johnston

Senior Economic Education Specialist

Eva Johnston is a senior economic education specialist who joined the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in June 2014 after teaching in the Rockwood School District for 28 years as a National Board Certified teacher. She creates economic education lessons using primary and secondary source documents found in the St. Louis Fed's FRASER® archive and provides guidance to educators about available resources.

Selected Publications

"Use Econ Lowdown, FRASER, FRED, and GeoFRED to Top the Standards," in Innovations in Economic Education, M.B. Henning, ed. Routledge, 2017.

"Children's Literature: An Engaging Way to Learn Economics" and E-book review for Piggy Bank Primer. The Missouri Reader (Missouri State Councel of the IRA), Fall 2017, Vol. 41, Issue 1.

Explorations in Economics, Contributor Krueger and Anderson (Worth/BFW Publishers), 2013

EconLowdown lessons

"Tools for Teaching Economics Using Lawn Boy," a six-session curriculum corresponding to the book Lawn Boy, by Gary Paulsen, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2014.

EconLowdown FRASER lessons and activities

"Hamilton's National Bank," a lesson with two rounds of role play, using FRASER digitized excerpts from Hamilton's 1790 report to Congress and a debate of Jefferson and Hamilton's views of a national bank. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2017.

"Historical Inquiry with Charts Toolkit," a series of resources for students to read, interpret, and think critically about charts in textbooks and historical documents, including a glossary of chart types from FRASER, historical questions, and a glossary of chart terms. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2016.

"The Acceleration of the Great Migration, 1916-17," an activity for using FRASER digitized document excerpts with group work to identify social and economic factors: black migrant workers from the South, planters, Southern farmers, Northern industrialists, agents, and white immigrant workers in the North. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2015.

"Historical Inquiry with 75 Years of American Finance," an activity using the FRASER digitized version of L. Merle Hostetler's 75 Years of American Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2015.

"Historical Inquiry with Statistical Atlas of the United States 1870 Population Chart," an activity using the FRASER digitized Statistical Atlas of the United States 1870, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2015

"Historical Inquiry with Statistical Atlas of the United States 1870 Maps," an activity using the FRASER digitized Statistical Atlas of the United States 1870, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2015.

Selected Presentations

"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.

"75 Years of American Finance & Great Depression Activities; Teaching U.S. History with Primary Resources," Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, September 17, 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.


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