Finanacial Responsibility and Decision Making: Personal Information and Identity Theft

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Elementary schoolers look into the very real, and scary, practice of identity theft. They discover the main techniques used by people who steal other people's identity. Learners produce an identity theft tip sheet and share their tips with family and friends. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Introduce an article from the news beforehand that relates to the theme
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson requires the use of handouts, chart paper, and three different brands of soda
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Connects to a real threat at a young age to teach better practices
Cons
  • None