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Lesson Plan
PricewaterhouseCoopers

The Stock Market

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Keep or sell? Young learners simulate as buyers in the stock market while learning about the benefits and important factors to know when purchasing. The thorough resource allows for observation of case studies and provides an assessment...
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Lesson Plan
PwC Financial Literacy

Saving and Investing: Investing for the Future

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A fine lesson on saving and investing is here for you and your middle schoolers. In it, learners explore the values of time and money, and discover how small amounts of money invested over time can grow into a large "pot of gold." They...
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Unit Plan
Federal Reserve Bank

It's Your Paycheck

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Beyond reading and arithmetic, one of the most important skills for graduating seniors to have is fiscal literacy and responsibility. Start them on the right financial track with nine lessons that focus on a variety of important personal...
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Workbook
Cengage Learning

Economics and Personal Finance

For Students 9th - 12th
You don't have to be an economist to understand this packet packed with information and exercises about economics and personal finance. Designed for high schoolers, the activities explain why setting short and long terms goals is...
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Federal Reserve Bank

So How Much Are You Really Paying for that Loan?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Loans are rarely provided without a cost. Pupils evaluate the high cost of using a payday loan or payday advance through discussion and worksheets, and finally work in groups to develop short public service announcements that outline the...
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Federal Reserve Bank

Creditors’ Criteria and Borrowers’ Rights and Responsibilities

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Discover what criteria creditors use for making loans (the 3 Cs of Credit), and impress upon your young adults the rights and responsibilities related to using credit. Pupils role play as individuals seeking or providing credit, as well...
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Federal Reserve Bank

Your Budget Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What do Whoosh and Jet Stream have in common? They are both characters in a fantastic game designed to help students identify various positive and negative spending behaviors. Through an engaging activity, worksheets, and discussion,...
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Federal Reserve Bank

Cash the Check and Track the Dough

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
From checking and savings accounts to learning the importance of maintaining records and balancing a bank account, prepare your high schoolers to become financially independent and savvy adults, and explore all the intricacies of owning...
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Federal Reserve Bank

“W” Is for Wages, W-4 and W-2

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Don't let your young adults get lost in the alphabet soup of their paychecks and federal income taxes. Using sample pay stubs and reproductions of government forms, your class members will identify the purpose of such forms as a W-4 and...
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Federal Reserve Bank

Invest in Yourself

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What are the different ways that people can invest in their human capital for a better future? Pupils participate in an engaging hands-on activity and analyze data regarding unemployment, the ability to obtain an education, and median...
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Lesson Plan
Visa

Kindness Counts: Understanding Charitable Giving

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Financial literacy is generally focused on personal spending and saving, but consider an opportunity to talk to your pupils about how charitable giving can also factor into money management and how it can enhance life for both oneself...
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Lesson Plan
Visa

Financial Forces: Understanding Taxes and Inflation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take the opportunity to offer your young adults some important financial wisdom on the way taxes and inflation will affect their lives in the future. Through discussion and review of different real-world scenarios provided in this...
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Lesson Plan
Visa

The Danger of Debt: Avoiding Financial Pitfalls

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can our perspectives of borrowing and returning influence the way we view credit? Pupils explore the concept of debt, how it impacts our ability to obtain credit, and finally the ways in which we can work to alleviate debt.
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Lesson Plan
Visa

Using Credit Wisely

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Receiving credit can be both a benefit and a curse. Prepare your learners to make wise credit choices by studying how credit influences credit scores, identifying the different components of credit cards, and exploring major consumer...
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Lesson Plan
Visa

Nothing But Net: Understanding Your Take Home Pay

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce your young adults to the important understanding that the money they receive from their paychecks is a net amount as a result of deductions from taxes. Other topics covered include federal, state, Medicare and social security...
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Lesson Plan
Visa

Bank or Bust: Selecting a Banking Partner

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why shouldn't we just save all our money in our mattress? Couldn't our money disappear? Pupils discover the benefits of utilizing banks and credit unions for saving money, as well as how to evaluate different types of institutions by...
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Lesson Plan
Visa

Savvy Spending: Sharpening Money Decisions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do you really need that new laptop/phone/dress/jacket/etc.? Financial decisions require us to distinguish between our wants and our needs. Through discussion and the evaluation of scenarios on provided worksheets, this resource will...
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Lesson Plan
Visa

Make It Happen: Saving for a Rainy Day

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Every little penny counts, especially when it comes to saving for emergencies or long-term goals. Pupils evaluate different saving and investment strategies, such as a CD or money market account, through worksheets and by researching...
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Lesson Plan
Visa

Making it Work Together: Money and Roommates

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Balancing money and first-time roommates can feel like a daunting prospect. Support your class members in understanding how financial agreements between roommates function, as well as the underlying importance of how to communicate about...
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Lesson Plan
Visa

The Cost of College: Financing Your Education

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
With college tuition at an all-time high, high school students must consider the financial obligations of attending higher education, as well as the impact of college on future career opportunities. Pupils will complete worksheets,...
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Lesson Plan
Visa

Money Matters: Why It Pays to Be Financially Responsible

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What does it mean to be financially responsible? Pupils begin to develop the building blocks of strong financial decision making by reviewing how their past purchases are examples of cost comparing, cost-benefit analysis, and budgeting.
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Unit Plan
We are Teachers

What Goes Up Must Come Down

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
From understanding stock market performance and return on investment to identifying the costs and benefits of credit and avoiding debt problems, this is an absolute must-have resource for financial planning and literacy.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Marriage and Financial Goals, Budgeting Strategies

For Teachers 7th - 9th
There is no more useful life skill to learn than budgeting and setting financial goals. It's math that is used by every person, everyday. Learners examine the responsibilities and costs involved in family economics. Through a series of...
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Center for Literacy and Disability Studies

Personal Financial Literacy: Checking

For Teachers 10th Standards
After researching local banks and the checking account benefits offered by each, class members practice filling out a deposit slip, writing a check, and keeping a transaction register.