K-5 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.
An MCEE curriculum for grades 2-5 with hands-on lessons incorporating math and economic benchmarks for each grade.*Check back Spring 2022 for updates as this curriculum is under review.

Award Winning Lessons

Grades K-2

An award-winning lesson in personal finance (2011).Rebecca Tennison - St. Paul Public Schools
An award-winning lesson in economics (2011).Sharon Overlien, Kate Sinakhone, & Diane Johnston - St. Paul Public Schools
An award-winning lesson in economics for Grade 1 (2013).Laura Nelson - Jacobson Elementary School, Rush City
An award-winning lesson in personal finance for Grade 2 (2014).Anna Cunningham - Andersen United Community School
An award-winning lesson in personal finance for Grade 2 (2014).Rose Simones - Chatfield Elementary School, Belle Plaine
An award-winning lesson in economics for Kindergarten (2014).Ann Shaw - Wilshire Park Elementary, St. Anthony
An award-winning lesson in personal finance for Grade 2 (2017).Ruth Krider - St. Anthony Park Elementary School, St. Paul
An award-winning lesson in economics for Grade 1 (2017).Kristan Nalezny - Meadowbrook Elementary School, Hopkins

Grades 3-5

An award-winning lesson in personal finance for Grade 3 (2011).Kellie Friend & Jeanette Weber - Turtle Lake Elementary School, Mounds View
An award-winning lesson in personal finance for Grade 3 & 4 (2012).Jessica Kocon - Hillside Elementary School, New Richmond
An award-winning lesson in personal finance for Grade 5 (2012).Travis Whiting - Hamline Elementary School, St. Paul
An award-winning lesson in economics for Grade 3 & 4 (2012).Jan Williams - Expo for Excellence Elementary Magnet School, St. Paul
An award-winning lesson in economics for Grade 3 (2012).Nicole Linscheid - Clarkfield Area Charter School
An award-winning lesson in personal finance for Grade 5 (2013).Jessica Williams - Lincoln Elementary, Faribault
An award-winning lesson in economics for Grade 3 (2013).Carl Nowlin - Wilshire Park Elementary School, St. Anthony
An award-winning lesson in economics for Grade 5 (2014).Ryan Higbea - Kaposia Education Center, St. Paul
An award-winning lesson in personal finance for Grade 4 (2015).Lena Mueller - Pinecrest Elementary School, Hastings
An award-winning lesson in personal finance for Grade 3 & 4 (2015).Jaci Sullivan - Barton Open School, Minneapolis
An award-winning lesson in economics for Grade 5 (2015).Debra Volkenant - Northwinds Elementary School, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose
An award-winning lesson in economics for Grade 3 (2015).Mary Dorow - Como Park Elementary School, St. Paul
An award-winning lesson in economics for Grade 3-5 (2016).See Vang - Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Elementary School, St. Paul
An award-winning lesson in personal finance for Grade 5 (2016).Paul Nelson - Groveland Park Elementary School, St. Paul
An award-winning lesson in personal finance for Grade 5 (2016).Lisa Wiener - Raven Stream Elementary School, New Prague
An award winning lesson in economics for Grade 3 (2017).Melissa Turk - Wellstone Elementary School, St. Paul
An award-winning lesson in personal finance for Grade 5 (2018).Hannah Swaden - Glen Lake Elementary School, Hopkins

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.
From initial introductions to concepts of time and money to skills like saving and investing, the focus of each lesson keeps elementary students in mind 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.
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.
The Indiana Council on Economic Education resource list of children's literature with economic and personal finance themes.
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.
Investigate how the supply and demand for goods and resources are globally intertwined with videos, lesson plans, and interactive games in Economics.