Teaching Dollars and Cents

April is National Financial Literacy Month—a topic sure to get extra attention in classrooms this year. When teaching financial literacy, what could be more appropriate than free resources to get you started? Read on!


Pardon the pun, but you’ll find a wealth of classroom-tested economics lessons and materials for students K-12 at EconEdLink, part of the Verizon Foundation Thinkfinity site. Teach the difference between wants and needs, explain the basics of money and banks, and much more. It’s all here, and it’s all free!


Tune in to the new episodes of Biz Kid$, a public television show that teaches students about money and business. This Emmy Award-winning show airs on most public TV stations around the country. For local show times–and to download the free curriculum–visit bizkids.com.


And as for your own financial literacy, what could be more beneficial than pursuing an advanced degree? Full Sail University offers an online master’s degree in Education Media & Design–plus scholarships worth up to $12,000. Scholarship opportunities are available through May 3, 2010, so apply today. Click here now to learn more!


More freebies, contests, and timesaving resources to come soon!


One thought on “Teaching Dollars and Cents

  1. Thanks to our local community’s business community
    program,Junior Achievement,our students are benefitting
    from hands-on,meaningful lessons about finance.
    They are astounded to find out where money goes,once it’s earned…and how hard they must work in order to realize their dreams.

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