What’s After Graduation?

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In this lesson students will be learning about the different options that they have after graduating high school. They will be looking at different careers and learning about what skills and level of education is required to be successful in those careers.

Taxation

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In this lesson students will be learning about income tax and why certain states have an income tax. Students will be learning about taxes from the start to finish, from filling out tax forms to calculating what percentage will be taken out of their income.

Sales Tax, Tips and Discounts

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In this lesson students will learn what sales tax, discounts and tips are. These are important things for students to know and learn because they will be interacting with these terms in their everyday life. Students will walk away being able to calculate all of these terms in a variety of situations.

Owning a Car

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In this lesson students will be learning about the different costs that come with buying and owning a car. This lesson is important because there are many costs that students do not think come with owning a care and it is important to take them all into consideration before owning a car.

Opportunity Cost

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This lesson introduces the concept of opportunity cost in the eyes of both the consumer and the producer. Students will walk away from the lesson thinking about the opportunity cost that comes with each decision that they make.

Needs and Wants

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This lesson plan in an introduction to “Needs” and “Wants”, and how we use that distinction to make decisions throughout the day. The class activities also start to bridge the gap between the basic concepts, up through integrating concepts of money, and the foundations of budgeting.

Credit Cards

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In this lesson students will learn about the basics of what a credit card is and the different responsibilities that come with owning a credit card. Students will learn about what both a credit report and credit score are and the impact they have on someone’s finances. By the end of the lesson students will be able to implicitly and explicitly think about situations that … Continue reading Credit Cards »

Comparison Shopping

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This lesson plan will introduce students to the concept of comparison shopping. There are a variety of activities that all center around comparing different items in order to get the best value for your money. Students will be able to find the unit prices of various items and also how and where to research different prices of items both big and small.

Buying Your First Stock

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This lesson is an introduction to buying a stock. Students will be introduced to basic vocabulary that is involved with a buying and owning a stock. Students will be going through the entire process of buying a stock from looking up the stocks ticker symbol to buying a stock on the market.

Balancing A Checkbook

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In this lesson students will be learning all about checking and how to track their purchases. Throughout the different activities students will be interacting with checks and connecting that back to budgeting and spending. Students will go through the entire bill paying process from reading a billing statement to writing a check in order to pay the bill and reconciling their out standing payments with … Continue reading Balancing A Checkbook »

Avoiding Scams

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In this lesson students will be learning about different types of scams that could happen over the phone or on the computer. They will be able to identify when they find a scam and will learn the importance of not falling into the scam. Includes 5 customizable activities

Investing Lesson Plans

Teaching about investing in your class? We have you covered! Check out our collection of investing lesson plans, divided up by age group, with great ways to incorporate the stock game into the lessons! Click Here for other Personal Finance Lesson Plans Click Here for Savings Lesson Plans Click Here for Budgeting Lesson Plans Click Here for Economics and Taxation Lesson Plans Click Here for … Continue reading Investing Lesson Plans »

Economics Lesson Plans

Economics lesson plans are usually the most interesting to students, since it shows how the entire economy around them is flowing! We have some great places to start when you want to talk about economics in your classroom. This also includes lesson plans on taxes. Click Here for Investing Lesson Plans Click Here for Savings Lesson Plans Click Here for Budgeting Lesson Plans Click Here … Continue reading Economics Lesson Plans »

Budgeting Lesson Plans

Budgeting is perhaps the most essential skill a person can have as they begin living on their own. Whether it is the simple act of balancing a check book, managing bank accounts, or deciding whether it is time to buy or rent, building a budget is the basic core of personal finance. Browse this collection of lesson plans, and find great ways to incorporate the … Continue reading Budgeting Lesson Plans »

Savings Lesson Plans

There is no better time to start saving than right now! We have gathered dozens of savings lesson plans together to help your students see exactly how saving and investing will impact their future. All too often young people get started in the “real world” saddled with so much debt that it is hard to grasp what is really going on around them. Avoiding the worst crunches … Continue reading Savings Lesson Plans »

Math Lesson Plans

Students can never have too much math! These lesson plans are applied lessons in math, from showing how to calculate simple interest to determining “Price Per Unit” when shopping. Click Here for Investing Lesson Plans Click Here for Savings Lesson Plans Click Here for Budgeting Lesson Plans Click Here for other Personal Finance Lesson Plans Click Here for Economics and Taxation Lesson Plans Math Lesson Plans … Continue reading Math Lesson Plans »