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Financial Fitness for Life Grades K-2

The Financial Fitness for Life® grades K-2 Teacher Guide and Student Storybook each contain 16 lessons. Lessons for younger students frequently emphasize narrative drama, and physical representations of economics and personal finance concepts. Specific to grades K-2 are a variety of activities, including making coins out of salt dough or cookie dough; a song that teaches students about opportunity cost and decisions; and a game which students learn the importance of savings.

 

The Financial Fitness for Life  Grades 3-5

The Financial Fitness for Life® grades 3-5 Teacher Guide and Student Storybook each contain 15 lessons. Lessons for elementary school students emphasize narrative drama, and physical representations of economics and personal finance concepts. Specific to grades 3-5 are a variety of activities, including a guessing game using clues to identify various occupations; the story Urban Mouse and Rural Mouse which teaches students about entrepreneurs and opportunity recognition; and a role-playing activity in which students learn which method of payment is appropriate in a variety of situations.

 

Financial Fitness for Life, Grades 6-8

The Financial Fitness for Life  grades 6-8 Teacher Guide and Student Workbook each contain 17 lessons. Lessons for older students illustrate certain uses of more abstract representations. Specific to grades 6-8 are a variety of activities, including developing criteria that students think would make a good graham cracker and taste-testing to determine which graham cracker meets their needs; deciding which activities are better suited to careers or hobbies; and learning how important planning is to the success of any goal or event.

 

 

Financial Fitness for Life  Grades 9-12

The Financial Fitness for Life® grades 9-12 Teacher Guide and Student Workbook contain 22 lessons. Lessons for older students illustrate certain uses of more abstract representations. Specific to grades 9-12 are a variety of activities, including The Millionaire Game, which teaches students about the importance of savings; and a chapter on finding the best deal on an auto loan.

 

 

 

Hands on Banking 

Hands on Banking is an online program that offers all the basic money tools, skills, and information you need. The lessons for school-aged children are aligned with national and state educational standards for economics, financial literacy, mathematics, and English language arts, making it easy to integrate the Hands on Banking program into the classroom.

 

 

Financing Your Future

Financing Your Future is a complete personal finance program on DVD for high school teachers and their students. This personal finance program contains five videos that cover topics such as investing in one's own human capital, developing a banking relationship, understanding credit and debt, and creating a budget. Each video is complemented with three standards-based classroom lesson plans that teachers, parents and mentors can use to reinforce the concepts demonstrated in the videos.