Financial Literacy Infographic Scavenger Hunt

A lesson 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 that prompts teenagers to answer a series of questions based on an array of infographics. Topics range from compound interest, investment tools, budgeting, and emergency funds.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the activity to introduce a unit on banking and personal finance
  • Host an economics seminar for high schoolers before graduation
  • Organize a trip to a local bank to learn more about investments and interest rates
  • Consider projecting the posters on the board or making them available on class tablets
Classroom Considerations

  • Links provide ways to download or order professional prints of the infographics
Pros

  • Engaging for pupils who are unfamiliar with banking terms as well as advanced economics students
  • Promotes analytic reading skills
  • Includes answer keys for both worksheets
Cons

  • None
Common Core