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Help kids practice conscious spending and understand how money is a scarce commodity using these money smart tips.
In this lesson, scouts will start their visit with a lesson centered on their Savvy Shopping and Money Manager journeys. Here they will learn what financial literacy skills it takes to budget and plan for a big trip to the zoo!
This issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance explains how the Treasury Offset Program recovers taxpayer money from people who have received government benefits in error or by fraud and also recovers delinquent child support.
In this lesson, students are introduced to budgeting. They see how quickly their income can disappear without proper planning and thought. The students participate and discuss what happens in a reader’s theater. They are introduced to a spending tracker
Buying a home is a major financial decision, and for young people in particular the entire process can seem overwhelming.
Choosing a savings account is an important financial decision that can help people achieve their financial goals. Banks offer customers a variety of options when it comes to savings accounts.
Many of even the most prepared young people could not have anticipated the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about some of the pandemic’s economic impacts on young people and their families and some information and tips for financial planning in the February 2021 Page One Economics®: Focus on Finance.
In this Classroom ECONnections webinar, learn about Federal Reserve System education resources that engage and benefit elementary and middle school students of all backgrounds. Discover resources and materials that can help cultivate a healthy learning environment for students diverse in a variety of ways, including by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Targeted toward K-8 students, the lessons are suited to more than personal finance and economics courses including social studies, history, or geography classes.
A “Standard” Personal Finance Curriculum is designed as a high school personal finance course. It is divided into seven units that address the six National Standards for Financial Literacy and a standard on decisionmaking, respectively. Each unit includes a description, talking points, and links to recommended resources for teaching the given standard, along with a selection of supplemental resources. The talking points are introductory comments and information about the content for each unit. Recommended resources include lessons, videos, and online modules. Thus, the curriculum is designed with flexibility for teachers to select the individual resources that best meet the needs of their classes. The curriculum also includes a glossary of terms and a matrix that aligns all of the recommended and supplemental resources with the national standards.
In this lesson, students participate in a market activity in which a market for cake ingredients is set up to demonstrate the process of using a spending budget. They listen to the story Splat the Cat Takes the Cake and answer comprehension questions through a student-led Q&A. By participating in the opening market activity and reading the story, students use what they have read and learned to conclude that the ingredients Splat used were purchased with money that was earned. They participate in a read-aloud activity to identify specific long-vowel sounds and earn Splat bucks. They use the Splat bucks to purchase materials to decorate a cake and track their spending.