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BizKid$ is a public television series that has a website available to
students, teachers and parents to participate in online activities engaging
them in money management and business. Highlighted are videos of real
kid-entrepreneurs who have implemented this program in their lives.
Additional links are provided to encourage kids to seek out other
opportunities to encourage habits of good money management. Games, budgeting
worksheets and credit calculators are given as well to have students think
about saving and investing.
HowTheMarketWorks.com was created to help beginners understand how stocks work
by giving them virtual cash of $25,000 to $1,000,000 so they can practice
trading U.S. Stocks, ETFs and Mutual Funds.
In addition to the practice account, this website features hundreds of
educational articles, glossaries, Words of the Day, and Quotes of the Day so
that students learn a little more each time they visit.
Secret Millionaires Club
This great resource teaches students, parents, and teachers about financial
literacy and entrepreneurship with free activities for the classroom. Many
webisodes are available with fun, interactive activities to accompany each
Entrepreneur Career Guide
Tons of resources here
Lesson plans for business, economics, finance and law are also
U.S. Small Business Administration
Tips for teens as they start their own businesses.
Free Lesson Plans
Open for Business!
This engaging lesson gives students the opportunity to identify risks and
rewards of entrepreneurship and distinguish between entrepreneurs who start a
business to produce a good or provide a service.
Business Ownership: The Franchise Option
Students explore an alternative to starting a business from scratch Ė
investing in a franchise. They begin by considering the pros and cons of a
franchise and whether this form of business is an option that would fit their
personality and needs. Students then research and analyze franchise
opportunities, ultimately selecting one that they think they might be able to
successfully operate in their own community. While making their choice,
students consider a variety of factors including their personal interests and
abilities, the reputation of the product or service, the franchisorís ability
and willingness to assist the franchisee, and market factors such as consumer
demand and anticipated competition.
Financial Literacy Resources
today face more financial choices than any previous generation. Mastering
basic personal finance skills will impact students for life.
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360 Degrees of Financial Literacy Website
Calculator, Downloadable resources, Online Article, Online learning
360 DEGREES OF FINANCIAL LITERACY
is a website where consumers can find extensive free resources to help them
make sound financial decisions through every stage of life, from childhood to
retirement. The site is free from all advertising, sales and promotions.
A Gift for Momma - Lesson Plan
In this lesson, students read a
story about a young girl, Sara. Having always made gifts, Sara wants to buy a
gift for Mama. Students create/illustrate a booklet describing Sara's and
their short-term savings goals. Lesson uses the children's book, A GIFT FOR
MAMA, by Esther Hautzig.
Resource Type: Game,
Online Video Game, Online learning
teaches students about advertisements using an interactive, online game. While
playing students learn about ads targeted audience, what they are saying to
listeners, and what they ultimately want. Also included is a curriculum tied
to national standards of learning in language arts and social studies that
teachers can use to inform students of ongoing marketing issues.
Avengers: Saving The Day
Book, Teaching guide (multiple topics), Downloadable resources, Online
AVENGERS: SAVING THE DAY is a free
financial literacy comic book created by Marvel Comics and Visa Inc. Marvelís
iconic characters, including the Avengers, Hulk and Spider-Man, introduce
children to basic money concepts, such as budgeting, saving, banking and rate
Avoiding Credit and Charge Card Fraud
Booklet/Pamphlet, Downloadable resources
Avoiding Credit and Charge Card
Fraud identifies steps to make it more difficult for a crook to get your
credit or charge card or card numbers. It provides tips on how to report
losses and fraud as well as to how to protect yourself against fraud.
Avoiding Student Credit Card Debt
Avoiding Student Credit Card Debt
is a free online article providing information about credit cards marketed to
college students. Topics include card marketing techniques, interest rates,
how to comparison shop for the best card, proper use of cards, and the
importance of credit education.
Bank at School: A Teachers Guide for Comprehensive Learning
Game, Book, Booklet/Pamphlet, Lesson plan (single topic), Teaching guide
Bank at School Teacher's Guide is
offered in cooperation with local banks to help students build financial
skills. Schools open educational bank branches in the classroom and give
students access to their own savings account. On "bank days", students can
make deposits. The emphasis is on saving. The teacher's guide provides
classroom lessons complete with benchmarks and activities to accompany the
students' banking experience.
Simulation, Booklet/Pamphlet, Lesson plan (single topic), Student workbook,
Teaching guide (multiple topics), Online learning
BANZAI is a free online
application designed to introduce students to principles of personal finance
using a series of scenarios developed in conjunction with experienced
educators. Banzai users hail from all 50 states and many countries. The system
is appropriate for business, CTE, accounting, and financial literacy courses.
The content can be adapted for grades 8-12, post-secondary, and adult
education. Free lesson plans, grading tools, and online support are included.