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Many young people graduate without a basic understanding of money and money management, business, the economy, and investing. We hope to help teachers, parents, individuals, and institutions teach these skills, while reinforcing basic math, reading, vocabulary, and other important skills.
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- Are you a teacher, parent, individual, or institution who is interested in teaching money concepts, personal finance, money management, business skills, and real life skills?
- Do you want to use the subject of money as an interesting way to reinforce basic consumer math, reading comprehension, writing, and other basic skills?
Then we are here for you...
Why teach money and personal finance?
According to the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, the average student who graduates from high school lacks basic skills in personal money management. Many can not balance a checkbook, and have no understanding of basic concepts involved with earning, spending, saving, and investing.
As a result, many young people fail early in the management of their first credit experience and establish bad financial management habits, unable to correct themselves, only learning by trial and error.
According to the US Education Secretary, "Our goal at the Department of Education is to meet the President's goal of educating every child in our public schools, so that no child is left behind. Not only does that include teaching them to read and write and learn all the skills they need to excel in school – they also need to know the skills to excel in life. And one of the skills most critical to their success is knowing how to manage money."
The Departments released a report that identifies different options for incorporating financial education into schools. Some of these options are including financial education in standards set by state school boards; incorporating financial concepts into material being asked on tests; urging textbook publishers to include more financial education content; incorporating financial education materials into classroom lessons; and training teachers on the importance of financial education.
The fact is that an increasing number of young people are growing up today without a necessary understanding of money basics. We will help you increase your students' understanding of money, while providing an interesting way to reinforce other basic skills, such as math and reading comprehension. Teaching and learning about money need not just be a separate part of the curriculum.
Incorporate lessons about money into your regular curriculum.
Do you teach math, social studies, or other subjects? Then make your lessons more interesting and valuable to students by teaching money concepts.
Examples for teaching and learning money:
- If you teach young children or elementary education, do they understand how to count coins?
- Also, do your students know how to make change with coins?
- If your students are older, or for secondary education, do you want to help them understand how to save money and how to use a bank savings account?
- Older students and adults need to know how to write a check.
- Teach students budgeting and to do their own personal budget.
Use the subject of money as a strategy to reinforce basic math and reading comprehension skills in a more interesting way. Meanwhile, you will be teaching your students necessary skills for life.
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