9-12 Lessons & Resources

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  • American Financial Services Association Education Foundation:  The AFSA is a nonprofit focused on educating consumers of all ages on personal finance concepts and responsible money management. AFSA offers a free personal finance course, MoneySKILL, that is accessible entirely online for students in middle school and above. The course is fully customizable and includes 37 modules available in English and Spanish that address topics such as budgeting, saving, investing, and more. Educators (including parents) can visit the website to view a demo and complete a brief registration form to access the full course content.
  • Council for Econ Ed:  Peruse a collection of K-12 resources for educators and students.
  • Econ Ed at the St. Louis Fed:  Find hundreds of resources that can be used to teach economics and personal finance to K-12 and college students.  All of the resources are free, including an online learning management system stocked with over 400 resources for teachers to use in an online or blended classroom setting to teach economics and personal finance.
  • Econ Ed Link:  Search by grade between hundreds of free lesson plans, videos, and more. To access all resources on EconEd Link, please register for a free online account here.
  • Econ Lowdown:  Econ Lowdown is a FREE platform with online courses and videos for K-12 and college classrooms.  
  • Economics Media Library:  This site contains a mix of television, movies, comedy specials, and news clips that help students understand economic concepts.
  • EverFi:  EVERFI’s no-cost digital resources covers financial literacy and career readiness.  Teachers can create an account and set up their classes in less than 5 minutes.
  • Financial Literacy Month Resources (NextGen):  Access to a month's worth of resources that support synchronous and asynchronous teaching.
  • Formative:  Formative enables teachers to build their own assessments and assignments, or pull and customize “formatives” from our Library of thousands of pre-made materials. Educators can act on live student responses to intervene as needed; give feedback and auto-grade students’ work; track student growth over time; visualize student performance across assignments/assessments; and easily integrate supportive tools, like Google Classroom, Flipgrid, Desmos, Padlet and other resources.
  • High School Financial Planning Program:  Explore how to adapt to a distance learning experience.  Lesson pages are designed for students and all handouts and related resources can be found on the HSFPP lesson pages.
  • Jump$tart! Clearinghouse:  Access to an online library of financial education resources for teachers, parents, and caregivers
  • Lemonade Stand:   K12 entrepreneurship platform designed to teach 10 - 16 year old students the fundamentals of entrepreneurial thinking and doing.
  • Online Assessment Center:  The Council for Economic Education is a leading designer of high-quality resources facilitating instruction and assessment. The Online Assessment Center (OAC), builds further upon this record providing a free service where teachers can securely administer assessments, gain real-time data, and measure student knowledge and understanding of economic and personal finance concepts. In four easy steps teachers can use this service to analyze the efficacy of their instruction and modify their approach
  • PBS Learning Media - Economics:  Investigate how the supply and demand for goods and resources are globally intertwined with videos, lesson plans, and interactive games in Economics. Preview a lesson on personal finance using a video on "Digging Out of Debt," practice running a start-up business with an interactive game, or initiate a classroom debate over the use of vouchers for private schools using a pre-developed lesson plan. The Federal Reserve Bank (the Fed), entrepreneurship, and mercantilism are also explored in Economics.
  • Population Education:  Creates classroom activities for K-12 students that focus on human population change and related issues including environmental sustainability.
  • Saving the Environment with Economic Ideas Curriculum: Saving the Environment with Economic Ideas is a set of lessons for high school that provide students with the opportunity to participate in simulations. These simulations demonstrate the potential results of economic-related actions and policies taken and made by the government, businesses, or individuals to conserve and protect many of the natural resources used in the production and consumption of goods and services. Students see in action concepts such as resource allocation, scarcity, value, property rights, negative externalities, and emissions taxes and are encouraged to have lively discussions about what they observe and apply it in various situations. Engaging students in hands-on simulations and application of real environmental concerns helps students learn and analyze how economics plays a significant role in developing ideas and solutions that are put into action to save the environment.
  • Scholastic:  Scholastic has created a learning hub that provides 20 days of learning experiences for students in grades PreK-9+ across the content areas. The company is also providing free access to other digital learning programs.
  • Smart About Money:   A free, unbiased resource where you can find in-depth personal finance courses, articles, calculators and tips to help you manage your money through life's ups and downs.
  • Teachers-Pay-Teachers:  Use this link to access free economics worksheets.
  • Wide Open School: Wide Open School is a free collection of online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.