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Council for Economic Education

Satisfaction Please! (Part 3)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Understanding the US government's role proves very important in the American economy, especially for consumers. Scholars learn about how varying government agencies help them when facing an issue. The third and final resource in the...
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PricewaterhouseCoopers

Credit and Debt: Decisions, Decisions...

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Borrowing money seems like a great idea until you are in over your head. High schoolers learn the benefits and risks associated with credit and how to be a responsible borrower. More than just credit cards, they learn trustworthiness is...
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PricewaterhouseCoopers

Credit and Debt: Understanding Credit Reports and Managing Debt

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Credit cards are tempting to use right out of high school. Teach your upperclassmen the benefits and challenges of credit and how it can affect their future. The lesson covers credit scores and ways to strengthen credit if learners find...
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PricewaterhouseCoopers

Consumer Fraud

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Falling into the hands of a credit scam is much too common these days, and the young adults in the classroom need to be prepared. Through the activity, learners discover how to be a safe spender and use common sense when presented with a...
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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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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

Credit Reports—and You Thought Your Report Card Was Important

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Get the facts about credit and take a close look at what factors into a consumer credit report with this fantastic lesson. Your pupils will read informational texts, read sample financial documents, and discuss the advantages and...
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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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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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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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Curated OER

Extra Credit: It’s No Fairy Tale

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss their knowledge of payday loans and credit cards. In this Economics lesson, students complete a read an article and Q&A activity in groups, and play a vocabulary bingo game and a quiz game on payday loans. Students...
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Curated OER

Wise Pockets

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Using children's picture books and role-playing activities, youngsters begin to learn about personal finance management. These lesson plans are engaging and intend to endow pupils with skills for making wise decisions with money as they...
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Carolina K-12

Personal Financial Literacy: Using Credit Wisely

For Teachers 10th Standards
What is credit, and what are its advantages and disadvantages for purchases? Your class members will learn about different types of loans, such as student and mortgage, how interest factors into credit use, credit reports, and ultimately...
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Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Credit Scores and Your Financial Future

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
How important is a credit score, anyway? Scholars view a PowerPoint and take notes about credit scores. Next, they write essays explaining their plans for achieving a good credit score.
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Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Identity Theft and Credit Safety

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Deter, detect, defect. Pupils watch a PowerPoint presentation and video about identity theft and credit card safety, taking notes to use later. Next, they develop a plan for maintaining credit safety and write an essay about the topic. 
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Radford University

Money and Finance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Make the connection between money and exponential equations. Pupils continue financial lessons as they learn about compound interest in savings accounts. They extend the investigation of savings by looking at annuities, and then...
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New York City Department of Education

The Game of Life

For Teachers 12th Standards
Academics use their research skills to create a financial guidebook for young adults. They also learn about the skills needed to be successful as an adult, including how to use credit cards and how to buy a car. Hands-on activities and...
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Council for Economic Education

New Sense, Inc. vs. Fish 'Till U Drop or Coase Vs. Pigou

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who is responsible for protecting the environment, and who should pay when it is damaged? The role of government and private industry is complicated. A role-play simulation prompts individuals to decide how to protect a fictitious town...
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Council for Economic Education

A Penny Saved

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A penny saved is a penny earned! Scholars research the different ways to save money over a lifetime. They investigate the Rule of 72, compound interest, and sub-prime loans to gain an understanding of how banks aid in the saving process....
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Council for Economic Education

Banks and Credit Unions (Part 1)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine you have money you want to save ... where do you put it?  Pupils investigate the similarities and differences of banks and credit unions as they determine where exactly to place their hard-earned money. Through a WebQuest, they...
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California Department of Education

Choosing My Lifestyle

For Teachers 10th Standards
How much does it cost to live the life your dream life? Scholars explore the pitfalls of personal finance through planning, discussion, and research. The first lesson in a five-part series tasks individuals with determining an...
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Federal Reserve Bank

Lesson 3: A Fresh Start

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The members of your economics class may be busy earning graduation credits, but the credit they should be concerned about is their financial credit. The third lesson in a unit about Hurricane Katrina and other events that can result in...
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Federal Reserve Bank

Financial Literacy Infographic Scavenger Hunt

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A lesson plan in personal finance can be the most valuable part of a high school education. Connect the basics of banking with informational reading skills in a lesson plan that prompts teenagers to answer a series of questions based on...
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Conneticut Department of Education

Personal Finance Project Resource Book

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Balancing a budget, paying taxes, and buying a home may feel out of reach for your high schoolers, but in their adult years they will thank you for the early tips. A set of five lessons integrates applicable money math activities with...