6-8 Resources

Minnesota Council on Economic Education Resources

An MCEE curriculum for grades 4, 5, 7, & 8 providing teachers with lessons and materials to incorporate economics into geography & history.
Classroom-ready lesson plans for grades K-6 based on books written by BIPOC authors. Book titles & accompanying lesson plans include Same, Same but Different (Kindergarten); We are Water Protectors (1st Grade); Daddy, What is Money? (2nd Grade); Madison's 1st Dollar (3rd Grade); Last Stop on Market Street (4th Grade); Dream Builder (5th Grade); & Harmoney & the Empty Piggy Bank (6th Grade). 

Award Winning Lessons

An award-winning lesson in economics (2019).Gina Nelson - Minnetonka Middle School East
An award-winning lesson in economics (2021).Jingbo Wang - Minnetonka Middle School West
An award-winning lesson in economics (2014).Tatianna Stoll - Stadium View School, Minneapolis
An award-winning lesson in economics (2019).Michelle Morse-Wendt - Turtle Lake Elementary School, Mounds View
An award-winning lesson in personal finance (2012).Patty Ormson - Hopkins High School
An award-winning lesson in economics (2013).Stephanie Kramer - Menahga High School
An award-winning lesson in personal finance (2011).Susan Karvonen - Rush City High School & Paulette Roorada - Farmington High School
An award-winning lesson in economics (2020).Joseph Eustice - James Knoll Elementary School
An award-winning lesson in economics (2011).Lori Urke - Northfield School of Arts and Technology
An award-winning lesson in economics (2012).Carol Gutt - Anoka-Hennepin School District

State & National Resources

The mission of the AFSAEF is to educate consumers of all ages on personal finance concepts and help them realize the benefits of responsible money management while gaining a better understanding of the credit process. 
BestPrep is a Minnesota-based nonprofit organization that provides educational programs to students in grades 4-12. Providing resources to ensure that students are college-prepared, work-ready, and career-bound. 
Financial literacy curriculum from the ChooseFI Foundation tailored to meet the specific needs of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders including interactive activities
Free building blocks to help youth achieve financial capability: Measurement guide
This resource guide produced by MCEE contains articles to better understand culturally relevant teaching; webinars that support the need for culturally sustaining pedagogy; and webinars and websites that contain curriculum and lessons relevant to racial justice. 
The National Council on Economic Education's database of curricula, resources, and articles.
The St. Louis Federal Reserve's database of educational videos, lessons, and more.
The U.S. Federal Reserve's database of educational videos, lessons, and more
The National Council on Economic Education hosts multiple webinars each month on a variety of unique and interesting topics.
Journey 2050 is a FREE agriculture education program that challenges participants to answer the question “How will we sustainably feed 9 billion people by the year 2050?” 
Through age-appropriate curricula, Junior Achievement programs begin in kindergarten, teaching children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers. Junior Achievement programs continue through the middle and high school grades, preparing students for their future and teaching them how to succeed in the global economy. 
MN Education Equity Partnership (MEEP) uses a race equity lens to transform educational institutions, organizations, and leaders to ensure that students of color and American Indian students achieve full academic and leadership success. 
Minnesota Ag In the Classroom provides free curriculum, educational resources, grants, outreach and professional development opportunities to increase ag literacy through K-12 education. 
The CSSE is a collaboration of organizations that supports educators with standards implementation, classroom resources and opportunities for professional development. 
NEFE champions effective financial education. We are the independent, centralizing voice providing leadership, research and collaboration to advance financial well-being.
Next Gen Personal Finance offers a variety of Virtual PD sessions, Certification courses, and On-demand modules. All professional development sessions, curriculum, and resources are FREE!