George Lucas Educational Foundation

Financial Literacy

Invest time in gaining the skills and knowledge to help students make informed, effective financial decisions.

  • Resources and Downloads for Financial Literacy

    Explore resources and downloads for educators seeking to help students learn financial concepts, practice money management, and build strong financial decision-making and economic-reasoning skills.
  • Financial Literacy From Age 5 On

    Elementary students study saving, spending, and sharing on the way to putting a collective $30,000 in the bank in a year.
  • Piggy-Bank Friday: Life Skills Through Financial Literacy

    Through the Piggy-Bank Friday program, K-5 students at Walter Bracken STEAM Academy have saved over $30,000 in one year.
  • Games to Teach Financial Literacy

    Andrew Miller, Edutopia's resident advocate for game-based learning, teams up with financial literacy expert Brian Page to look at some friendly, engaging options to promote financial literacy among students.
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  • Elementary Financial Literacy: Lesson Ideas and Resources

    Guest blogger Brian Page, a high school economics teacher, presents three resources for teaching financial literacy to elementary students, including websites by the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability and financier Warren Buffett.
  • What Is Financial Literacy?

    As financial literacy expands beyond balancing a checkbook to include entrepreneurship and investing, schools must begin to define and teach this critical life skill.
  • Integrated Studies Research Review: Evidence-Based Practices and Programs

    Evidence points to seven key approaches to integrating curricula that have been shown to be effective.
  • Financial Literacy in High School: Necessary and Relevant

    In the third installment of this series, guest blogger Brian Page shares three principles he applies when teaching financial literacy to high school students, and presents additional lesson plans and resources.
  • Revolution, Responsibility, and Football: Teaching Financial Literacy to Middle Schoolers

    In the second installment of this series, guest blogger Brian Page offers three more financial literacy resources, this time focusing on an educational site and two online games to engage middle schoolers in understanding personal finances.
  • 5-Minute Film Festival: We the Economy

    We interact with the economy every day, but how well do we really understand it? This new video series aims to change that, with 20 short films explaining concepts like debt, money, and supply and demand.
  • Finding the Sweet Spot: Creativity, Candy, and Commerce

    Through the design, manufacture, and marketing of their own signature chocolate bars, these middle school students brought curiosity and passion to their STEM learning.
  • Financial Literacy for High School Students

    In his third and final blog, Ohio's 2011 Milken National Educator Award winner, Brian Page, provides a list of financial literacy resources for high school students.
  • Financial Literacy: Make the Money "Real"

    To make money less of an abstract concept, give students hands-on financial literacy experiences through simulations, games, and real-world entrepreneurial projects.
  • Resources and Lesson Plans for Financial Literacy

    Educators from Ariel Community Academy, in Chicago, have provided lesson plans and web resources to help you get started.