High School Financial Literacy Resources FEFE (Family Economics

High School Financial Literacy Resources
FEFE (Family Economics & Financial Education) - http://takechargetoday.arizona.edu/
o In this free curriculum, “Take Charge of Your Finances,” any teacher will be
fully equipped to meet 21st century financial literacy standards. A highly
flexible curriculum including 70+ lessons 145-225 minutes each, packed full of
activity ideas and student worksheets, this curriculum is the real deal. This
curriculum could be taught in 2, 9 (quarter), 12 (trimester), 18 (semester), or 36
(yearlong) weeks. This curriculum covers:
 Values Auction
 Introduction to Investing
 Needs vs. Wants
 Language of the Stock Market
 Setting Financial Goals
 Identity Theft
 A College About Me
 Understanding Credit Reports
 Life Cycle of Financial Planning
 Understanding a Credit Card
 Interest Inventory
 Types of Insurance
 Career Research
 Renting vs. Owning a Home
 Investment in Yourself
 Securing a Living Space
 Comparing Job Offers
 Researching an Automobile
 Understanding Your Paycheck
 Shopping for an Automobile Loan
 Spending Plans
 Automobile Insurance
 Depository Institutions
 An Evaluation of Convenience
 Electronic Banking
 Life in… (story form financial planner
 Online Banking
 Choosing to Save
 Test Banks and Questions for all Units
 Savings Tools
NEFE’s (National Endowment for Financial Education) HSFPP – www.hsfpp.org
o NEFE’s High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) is a free
turnkey financial literacy program focused on personal finance. HSFPP is
organized into 6 modules and each student receives a booklet for each
module. All of the HSFPP is free and can be shipped directly to your
school. The HSFPP curriculum includes a teacher’s guide, Power Points,
and easy to use activities. HSFPP also has many great stats and research backing its teacher and student
content. This program includes:
 Module 1 – Money Management
 Module 4 – Investing
 Module 2 – Borrowing
 Module 5 – Financial Services
 Module 3 – Earning Power
 Module 6 – Insurance
EverFi – http://finlit.everfi.net/
o This is a free online simulator geared for 9th-12th grade
students. EverFi is brought to you free by Iowa Student Aid
Commission and is back by the Iowa Department of
Education via I Have a Plan Iowa! In this simulator students
will move through 10 learning modules and cover 600 core financial literacy concepts. Students enter an
online environment and at the same time they will be meeting 21st century financial literacy skills. This
online simulator takes about 45 minutes to complete each module totaling approx. 8 hours to complete the
program. This program includes:
 Overview
 Financing Higher Education
 Savings
 Renting vs. Owning
 Banking
 Insurance & Taxes
 Payment Types, Interest Rates,
 Consumer Fraud
and Credit Cards
 Investing
 Credit Scores
Stock Market Game - http://www.stockmarketgame.org/
o Created by the SIFMA Foundation and offered free of
charge for Iowa schools by Dordt College’s Center for
Economic Education this online stock market simulator is fun and educational. Open to students 3rd12th grades, students compete to see who can be the most profitable investor. With the online
simulator complemented nicely with free online curriculum for teachers this will for sure be a great
addition to your classroom.
Budget Challenge - http://www.budgetchallenge.com/
o Budget Challenge is a low cost online simulator that teaches
students about income, bills, retirement and the sometimes
tough lesson about cash flow. Will students have what it takes to pay bills in time and have money at the
end of the month? In this simulator students will learn this skill.
JA (Junior Achievement) - http://www.ja.org/programs/programs_high_overview.shtml
o The JA curriculum comes in a packet in which a volunteer from the community
comes in and teachers to a class of students for 6-8 weeks. The JA is a cost and is usually sponsored by a
local business that organizes and helps to integrate the curriculum into the classroom.
 Exploring Economics (7 sessions)
 Banks in Action (8 sessions)
 Financial Park (6 session with 1 supplemental
 Be Entrepreneurial (7 sessions)
 Business Ethics (7 lessons with 5
 Job Shadow (3 session)
supplemental sessions)
 Personal Finance (5 sessions)
 Careers with a Purpose (7 sessions)
 Success Skills (7 sessions)
 Company Program (12 sessions)
 Titan (7 sessions in an online simulation)
 Economics (16 sessions)
Adam Carroll’s book, “Winning the Money Game.” A great resource in teaching students about
debt and how to build wealth.
PBS movie, “Your Life, Your Money.” In this hour long video students are
exposed to real people trying to pay off debt, start a business, graduate
college, and follow their career dreams. This is a great tool to start a
discussion on money management.
Hands on Banking (created by Wells Fargo for Kids, Teens, Young Adults, Adults). In
this online simulator students of all ages learn from the basics of money management to
wealth building. These are fun online interactive lessons helping students of all ages
learn while having fun.
o Teens (7 Topics)
o Young Adults (6 Topics)
1. Introduction
1. Getting Started (8 lessons)
2. Your & Your Money (8 lessons)
2. Earning Money (5 lessons)
3. Budgeting (8 lessons)
3. Spending Smart (6 lessons)
4. Savings & Checking Guides (16
4. Save, Invest, & Build Wealth (6
5. Credit and You (7 lessons)
5. All About Credit (8 lessons)
6. Smart Investing (7 lessons)
6. School & Money (6 lessons)
7. Assessment
Virtual Economics (provided by Council for Economics Education)
o Primary focus is economics & financial literacy
o Grades 6-8 = 301 lessons (119 online)
o Grades 9-12 = 748 lessons (216 online)
Credit: Personal Finance Basics from ABA
o 1 Lesson on credit with 3 handouts & answer keys, also includes PPT