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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.

A Gift for Mama

(Source: Money Management International)

In this lesson for grades 4-6, from Money Management International, students read A Gift for Mama, by Esther Hautzig. After reading and discussing the story, students will create a booklet in which they compare Sara's short-term savings goal with their own short-term savings goals

The book, A Gift for Mama, may be available at your local bookstore, public library, or at Amazon.com.

Tarantula Shoes

(Source: Money Management International)

In this lesson for grades 4-6 from Money Management International, students read, Tarantula Shoes, by Tom Birdseye. After reading the story, students will analyze various spending and saving decisions that the main character encountered.

Blue Bullet BizKid$ Curriculum

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.


Junior Achievement's Careers with a Purpose™

JA Careers with a Purpose introduces students to the importance of seeking careers that help them realize their life potential and noble purpose. The program demonstrates the importance of positive values, life maxims, and ethical decision-making within the context of career and life decisions. Seven required, volunteer-led sessions.

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Your Money: Keeping it Safe and Secure

(Source: NEFE Unit 5)

Designed for teens and new graduates, this lesson plan prepares older teens for an independent lifestyle so they will be ready as they face more financial decisions on their own.

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A Quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, one more than a dime.

There is a tiny "spider" hidden in the top right corner on the front of a one dollar bill (on the shield of the "1").

"Novus Ordo Seclorum" - the Latin phrase shown below the pyramid on the one dollar bill - means "New Order of The Ages".

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A nickel is the only U.S. coin that is called by its metal content, even though it is only 25 percent nickel (the rest is copper).