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Black Friday Financial Literacy Lesson

Would you like to take advantage of the upcoming Black Friday as a way to get your students to be financially literate? Use this two-day lesson with students to explore comparison shopping and credit card use. Groups of students prepare for a fictional news conference where they release resources both in print and digital formats […]

Financial Literacy Infographic

We came across this fantastic financial literacy infographic and just had to share it!  Credit for this  infographic goes to Aldo Baker http://www.online-accounting-degrees.net/financial-literacy/.   If you want to help your students be more informed regarding economics and financial literacy, sign up for a 30 day trial of our Econ Alive! The Power to Choose program! […]

Happy Hunger Games! Three Content Connections for Social Studies

Good teachers take advantage of hot books/movies  to make connections with their students all the time. One of the white-hot movies out right now (based on a best-selling series) is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. While some might wonder how to incorporate a fantasy book set in a post-apocalyptic North America, I’ve got three […]

How Do You Encourage Financial Fitness in Secondary Students?

As is the case with most all subjects, education regarding financial literacy certainly does and should begin in the home.  As parents we set examples for our children as they grow with every financial decision they witness.  Everything from purchases on the credit card, decisions to save or “pay yourself first” and whether or not […]

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