Lessons » Lesson 1: Money Matters
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Teaching Your Preschooler About Money
(Source: Thrive By Five)
Teach your preschooler the basic lessons about money with the Credit Union National Association’s Thrive by Five curriculum.
- How can I teach my preschooler that when money is spent, it is gone?
- How can I teach my preschooler about using money to buy something?
- ¿Cómo le puedo eseñar a mi niño de edad preescolar que cuando el dinero se gasta, se acaba?
- ¿Cómo le puedo eseñar a mi niño de edad preescolar a usar el dinero para comprar algo?
(Source: Money Management International)
Designed for students in grades K-3, this lesson defines goods as objects that satisfy people's wants and explains that spending occurs when people buy goods and services.
Junior Achievement's Elementary School Program
JA Dollars and $ense teaches students about earning, spending, sharing, and saving money, and businesses they can start or jobs they can perform to earn money. The program includes six after-school, volunteer-led activities.
(Source: Credit Union National Association)
This 21-page series of worksheets explains the basics of a Savings Account and a Checking Account and provides exercises to help students understand the concepts.
(Source: Money Math - Unit 3)
Designed for students in grades 6-8, this lesson plan explains the concepts of budgeting and saving money to make future purchases.
Teachers, parents, credit union staff and volunteers can use the financial education curriculum below. The online curriculum includes instructions on how to teach Biz Kid$ lessons to children. Five core Biz Kid$ lesson plans in expanded formats in both English and Spanish are available. The curriculum can be downloaded, unzipped, and then burned to CD for distribution.
(Source: NEFE Unit One)
Learn about the financial planning process and create your own personal financial plan.