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Five Lesson Plans, Resources for Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month, and educators can take advantage of this month to teach their students about money and financial literacy. Education World has gathered a list of lesson plans and resources teachers can use in their classroom during Financial Literacy Month: 

  1. Practical Money Skills for Life: With this site, educators can access lesson plans for K-12, background information about financial literacy, games, apps, calculators, videos and more. This is a great website for high school educators looking to teach their students how to earn and save their money. 
  2. National Education Association: This website offers a list of resources for teaching financial literacy in the classroom. It has a number of lesson plans for K-12, lesson sets, WebQuests, background resources, games, and more. 
  3. Family Economics: This page offers teachers nine, free personal finance lessons for high school students. The lesson plans are fully equipped with Power Points, guides, handouts, activities, and more. 
  4. Thirteen Ed Online: Teachers can access a list of Web-savvy lesson plans and activities to use in the classroom. These lesson plans include learning how to start a business, invest in their future, learn the real cost of college, learn about taxes, spending, and more. 
  5. California Department of Education: Grades K-12 Financial Literacy Resources: With this website teachers can grab a list of lesson plans from this electronic resource library. These resources include financial calculators, credit card lesson plans, inside scoop to financial news, games, and more. 


Article by Kassondra Granata, Education World Contributor