Teacher Resources

  • Teacher resources including lesson plans and training programs. 

  • Economics and personal finance education resources for teachers. Select audiences from elementary up to high school level to teach lessons to any group. FREE videos and other resources available. 

  • Gen i Revolution, developed for high school students, provides students the chance to learn important personal finance skills in an engaging way. Students are challenged to complete a series of 15 missions, playing and competing against fellow classmates while going head-to-head with the "Murktide," a network of double agents spreading false information about finance across the country.

  • The document pairs CEE and online lessons with each of the high school economic benchmarks in the MN academic standards.

  • K-12 Minnesota Academic Standards are now in place for the arts, language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. The Minnesota Academic Standards in History and Social Studies for grades K-12 define a common foundation of knowledge and skills in United States history, world history, Minnesota history, geography, economics, and government and citizenship.

  • Literature Connection is a resource list of children's literature with economic and personal fiannce concepts. Comprehension/discussion questions included.

  • Making Personal Finance Decisions is a MCEE curriculum designed for secondary teachers recently revised in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. This free resource includes 10 units (20 lessons) with interactive activities and handouts on topics like budgeting, saving, and investing.

  • Hands-on lesson for each grade-level that integrates the Minnesota math and economic (social studies) benchmarks for each grade.

  • The National Standards for Financial Literacy provide a framework for teaching personal finance in kindergarten through 12th grade. A student who masters the knowledge embodied in the standards should be able to avoid making poor financial decisions, understand the economic reasons behind trade-offs between financial choices, and know the basis for their own decisions. These standards include six standards including benchmarks outlining what a students should be able to understand and examples at the 4th, 8th, and 12th grade levels of how the student might demonstrate this understanding. Use these standards to build a framework for teaching financial literacy at your school.
  • Teachers attending MCEE's 2014 Annual Conference on Teaching Economics and Personal Finance put together this resource. Led by Jamie Shaw, Champlin Park High School.