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230 reviewed resources for classroom money management

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Lesson 2: In the Aftermath

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Don't wait for a crisis to get your finances together. An economics activity demonstrates the importance of understanding crucial documents, banking basics, and financial tools with the focus on Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and its effects.
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Money Math

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Wouldn't your class members love to become millionaires? It doesn't happen overnight. Teach young entrepreneurs about personal finance and money management with a series of lessons focused on money math. Pupils learn about banking and...
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The World of Whyville!

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore money management with bank accounts. In this money management lesson, students use the program Second Life to manage a virtual checking and savings account.  Students keep a journal recording their experiences throughout...
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"Golden" Years?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The Golden Years? Upper graders may think retirement is a long way off, but in life everything is just around the corner. They consider what it means to retire and the current trend of parents working for their Students. They research...
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Charitable Giving

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Charitable organizations and monetary donations to these organizations are the focus of the financial literacy lesson plan presented here. Learners explore how donations benefit both the organization and the people it serves. Each pupil...
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Credit Reports

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers discover why it's important to establish a positive credit history and understand the value of credit reports to lenders and borrowers. They apply legal guidelines to establish the uses of a credit report other than...
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Evaluating Financial Information

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Advertising is all around us. Sometimes those advertisements are directed at young people, so it's important for youngsters to recognize false advertising and fraud when they see it. That's what this instructional activity is all about....
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Financial Fables: Shopping Wisely with Olivia Owl

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Cover two subjects with one lesson plan! First, dive into English language arts; read an eBook, answer comprehension questions, and complete a cause and effect chart about the financial fable, Shopping Wisely with Olivia Owl. Then, take...
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Create an Economy in the Classroom! #2

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students simulate an economy in the classroom by role playing employees, employers, and the bank. In this economy lesson plan, students get and deposit fake checks and create an account register.
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Expense Tracking

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Where does all your money go? Individuals keep a record of the money they spend over the course of 30 days. They then categorize where they are spending their money and write an essay detailing their findings.
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Understanding Credit

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Help your young consumers learn about credit and the importance of credit history. With a thorough lesson about the ins and outs of credit, as well as the potential pitfalls of having a line of credit, kids will be well-equipped to...
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Managing Your Finances

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice the skills involved in managing their finances. The steps in balancing a checkbook and matching expences to a bank statement are practiced and written in detail. This lesson is intended for students acquiring English.
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Do I Need Insurance?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore the different types, costs, and coverage of insurance. High schoolers compare their family's health care to their income, compare the cost of health insurance to their expected future income, and make a choice about what type of...
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Money Math

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Young mathematicians put their skills to the test in the real world during this four-lesson consumer math unit. Whether they are learning how compound interest can make them millionaires, calculating the cost of remodeling their bedroom,...
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Teach Financial Literacy Through Mathematics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students need to learn the important life skill of managing money.
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FILLING EMPTY POCKETS: BORROWING, LOANS AND CREDIT.

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars learn that maintaining financial security takes a good math understanding. In this lesson, students apply mathematical formulas to make important financial decisions like getting the right loan to buy a house, decide which...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Oh, What's the Next Crisis?

For Students 10th - 12th
As scholars examine a simple political cartoon, they consider some of the crises of 2009: oil, foreign wars, energy, global warming, Swine Flu, etc. A list is provided for background information, and 3 talking points (or writing points)...
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Wealth of Wisdom

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Students determine what to do with money. In this personal finance lesson, students discuss budgeting, savings, and loans with their instructor. Students then participate in classroom activities that require them to participate in...
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Careers in A Classroom Economy

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders participate in a classroom economy activity. In this classroom economy activity, 3rd graders examine the concept of working for a paycheck. They define jobs, earn salaries, have payday, and determine how to deal with the...
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Lesson 1: Katrina Strikes

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Most families have an emergency kit in their home with flashlights, water, and extra food. But what happens to your money when disaster strikes? An economics lesson focused on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 demonstrates the...
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SPENDING: Maintaining the Skill of Money

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the concept of maintaining money. In this personal finance activity, 4th graders earn "money" for cleaning their classroom desks. Students spend the "money" in the classroom and practice making change.
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Budgeting for the Future

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders determine the net amount of an income for a fictional job. They must determine their net worth minus standard deductions. Students must then determine their monthly budget including, groceries, credit, and rent.
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Cash Flow and Balance Sheets

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is your car worth? How much do you owe? Individuals create their personal cash flow and balance sheets. They learn the difference between an asset and liability using their personal information to complete the activity.
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The Story of the Federal Reserve: High School Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is there a bank for the banks? Pupils analyze the complexities of the Federal Reserve system by breaking it down into easy-to-understand sections. Step-by-step investigation using flow charts and graphs of how the monetary system works...