EconEdLink provides Economics and Personal Finance resources for grades K-12. Teachers have the opportunity to search by topic or select ready-made lesson plans. Lessons are divided into grade level sections and also by subject including financial literacy, math and social studies. This interactive, easy to use site is an excellent resource for teachers at any grade level.
This site features an online game developed for middle and high school students. It gives them the chance to learn personal finance skills while completing against their fellow classmates. It includes a 21 lesson teacher resources guide along with the website. Students will address specific financial issues throughout the 16 missions.
NBC Universal partnered with the Council for Economic Education in providing resources for common financial decisions. From the basics, such as setting a budget, to buying a home or saving for college, this site outlines any questions you would have throughout the process. This is a great resource for teachers and parents alike.
U.S. News ran a nationwide survey of 1,427 college students who own credit cards, asking them about their credit card habits and knowledge. The results conveyed that many students don’t have adequate knowledge of credit cards and aren’t currently using best practices needed to build a strong financial foundation.
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