### Play Money Lesson Plan: Create a Money Graph

The Play Money Lesson Plan is an activity designed to teach students about different denominations of currency and how to create and interpret bar graphs. They are given printed play money, construction paper, glue, and a pencil; they sort their bills according to denomination, line them up vertically on the page, then glue them down … Continue reading Play Money Lesson Plan: Create a Money Graph

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### Introduction to Taxes | Why Do We Pay?

A playful, educational animated video that makes learning about taxes easy and fun for beginners. Students get a grasp on the fundamentals of taxes and take the first steps towards understanding why we pay taxes with this entertaining and informative lesson. This educational video lesson covers the basics of taxes, how taxes help our communities, … Continue reading Introduction to Taxes | Why Do We Pay?

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### What is Simple Interest? How to Calculate

Learn the basics of simple interest, and how it is calculated using the simple interest formula. CONCEPTS Use this video lesson on the topic to discuss the financial terminology and basic economic and related concepts of Interest Saving Money Principal PROCEDURE Hand out the worksheet below (see the GET LESSON button near the bottom of … Continue reading What is Simple Interest? How to Calculate

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### Starting a Budget Introduction

Below are some budget lesson starters — printable worksheets to use with a teaching lesson introducing budgeting. Print both of the lessons below.   Suggested Grade Level 4th – 6th Grade. Fourth Grade.  Fifth Grade.  Sixth Grade. Special education. Teens Teenagers Kids.   Worksheet #1: PERSONAL BUDGETS – NEEDS WANTS Excerpt – Have you ever … Continue reading Starting a Budget Introduction

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### Introduction to Earning Money

An introduction to earning money. Teaching Objectives: Students will learn why they should earn money. Students will learn how to earn money. Students will understand what they can do with the money they earn.   Suggested Grade Level 4th – 6th Grade. Fourth Grade.  Fifth Grade.  Sixth Grade. Special education. Teens Teenagers Kids.   Earning … Continue reading Introduction to Earning Money

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### Good Times and Hard Times in America

Learn about good times and bad times in the United States in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Teaching Objectives: Students will be to identify the automobile, movie and radio industries as indicative of prosperity in the U.S. in the 1920’s. Students will be able to name the first “talkie” and tell what year it was produced. … Continue reading Good Times and Hard Times in America

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### Comparison Shopping – Needs and Wants

This lesson introduces students to the basics of comparison shopping. Teaching Objectives: Understand how to carefully consider alternatives before making a purchase. Suggested Grade Level 3rd Grade – 6th Grade Lesson Excerpt: This lesson introduces students to the concepts associated with comparison shopping and choosing the best option. The activities in this lesson will introduce … Continue reading Comparison Shopping – Needs and Wants

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### How Money Grows Through Saving and Investing

This lesson introduces students to the basics of how money grows through saving and investing. Teaching Objectives: Consider alternative ways to help money grow through savings. Apply simple math concepts to determine the future value of money. Introduce students to the concept of investment risk. Suggested Grade Level 3rd Grade – 6th Grade Lesson Excerpt: … Continue reading How Money Grows Through Saving and Investing

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### Money Responsibility

This lesson introduces students to the concept of being responsible for managing money through accurate record-keeping. Teaching Objectives: Apply math skills to balance a spending plan. Recognize the importance of keeping purchase records. Gain an understanding of spending behavior outcomes. Suggested Grade Level 3rd Grade – 6th Grade Lesson Excerpt: Successful money management includes keeping … Continue reading Money Responsibility

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### Allowances and Spending Plans

Students learn an introduction to allowances. Teaching Objectives: Recognize how to divide an allowance into a spending plan. Learn how to balance income and expenses. Gain confidence in preparing spending plans. Suggested Grade Level 3rd Grade – 6th Grade Lesson Excerpt: Children in grades three through six are capable of managing small amounts of money. … Continue reading Allowances and Spending Plans

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