Survey of the States: Explore takeaways of a biennial survey conducted by the Council for Economic Education that looks at the state of K-12 economic and financial education in the United States; an interactive companion to the survey dissects the costs of financial illiteracy and benefits and challenges of implementing financial and economic education. (Council for Economic Education)
Money as You Grow: Review 20 age-appropriate financial literacy lessons and activities for students in grades K-12. The companion website Money as You Learn includes tools for educators to integrate personal finance into teaching aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
Online Economic Lessons: Browse or search a database with hundreds of free personal-finance lessons for grades K-12. (EconEdLink)
Earn Your Future: Discover free modules for teaching personal finance in grades K-12; topics include saving and investing, career exploration, planning and money management, as well as lessons focused on environmental sustainability. (PwC)
Creativity, Candy, and Commerce: Discover how middle school students brought curiosity and passion to learning through the design, manufacture, and marketing of their own signature chocolate bars. (Edutopia, 2015)
Make the Money "Real": Read about a counting-change simulation that gives students experience handling money in the lead-up to handling real transactions. (Edutopia, 2015)
Addressing Student, Family, and Community Needs: Find out how one school uses a personal finance class to impart lessons about fiscal responsibility and financial literacy to teens and connect this knowledge to their lives. (Edutopia, 2015)
When Financial Education Hits Close to Home: Read about The Home Ownership project, a real-world project that helped students at Maplewood High School in Nashville, Tennessee, learn about homeownership and the power of personal finance. (Edutopia, 2015)
A Mobile App Lesson on Financial Capability: Check out a lesson on financial capability that makes use of mobile apps, courtesy of Brian Page, a high school personal finance and AP economics teacher. (Edutopia, 2013)
Edutopia's flagship series highlights practices and case studies from K-12 schools and districts that are improving the way students learn. Below, find downloads used by practitioners at featured schools, and dive into real-world examples of teaching and learning financial literacy.
Through the Piggy-Bank Friday program, K-5 students at Walter Bracken STEAM Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada, have saved over $30,000 in one year. Watch the video, read about their practice, and take a look at this featured download:
Remembering -- Review a lesson suggested for 4th grade that asks students to define and give examples of goods as objects that satisfy people's wants and services.
Understanding -- Review a lesson suggested for 5th grade that asks students to explain that economic wants are desires that can be satisfied by consuming a good or service or leisure activity and why not all wants can be satisfied.
Applying -- Review a lesson suggested for 6th grade that asks students to diagram the relationship among a final good or service, the way it’s produced, and who consumes and produces it.
Analyzing -- Review a lesson suggested for 7th grade that asks students to compare different ways resources are used to buy and consume goods and services.
Creating -- Review a lesson suggested for 8th grade that asks students to explain scarcity and how not all wants for goods and services can be satisfied.