Programs for Teachers and Students

 

Grade(s) & Subject(s) Curriculum/Resource
K – 12 Credit, Debt, Saving, Spending, Budgeting, Banking, Investing, and more

Junior Achievement of New Mexico
http://www.Newmexicoja.org
http://www.ja.org

Students in computer labJunior Achievement of New Mexico’s goal is to build young people’s capacity to spur economic development and contribute to America’s global competitiveness. Junior Achievement helps prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate and effectively manage wealth, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace.

K – 12 Saving, Investing, Using Credit, Understanding the Stock Market, Buying Smart, Managing Money

Financial Fitness for Life
http://www.fffl.councilforeconed.org/

The Financial Fitness for Life Curriculum consists of high quality materials that assist students from kindergarten to grade 12 make better decisions for earning income, and spending, saving, borrowing, investing, and managing their money. The materials at the four levels (grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12) focus on a fitness theme.

4 – 12 Saving, Earning, Investing, Stock Market, and more

Learning, Earning and Investing
http://lei.councilforeconed.org/

Learning, Earning and Investing is a comprehensive investor education program. This Web site offers a wide array of current data, investment education links, downloadable classroom visuals, interactive lessons and classroom-tested print lessons for students. Combined with the 16-lesson middle school print book and the 23-lesson high school print book, this curriculum is designed to teach the benefits of and strategies for long-term investing success. It’s time for students to learn what smart investing is all about.

6 – 12 Investing, Stock Market, Economics

Live “Stock” Adventure Game
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The Live “Stock” Adventure is a fun and educational activity for middle school students but could be adapted for high school students. The goal of the Live “Stock” Adventure is not only to raise students’ awareness of the value of saving and investing, but also to provide an innovative way to practice specific math skills such as calculating percentages and computing multi-digit numbers. The Adventure is free to download and may be played using a standard deck of 52 playing cards.

6 – 12 Investing, Fraud

FSI: Fraud Scene Investigator
http://www.wvsao.gov/suitableinvestments/

Fighting crime can teach you a lot. No matter how convincing a scam’s sales pitch may sound, there is always something that just doesn’t feel right. Fraud Scene Investigator is an interactive online game following the hero Kim as she digs out the truth about a million dollar investment scam. Along the way students discover more about companies, stock reports, investments and white collar crime.

6 – 12 Credit, Debt, Saving, Spending, Budgeting, Banking, Investing, and more

Risky Business: What Every Teenager Needs to Know About Living Smart
http://www.riskybusiness.councilforeconed.org/

This comprehensive educational package includes videos that show students how making well-informed decisions can help young people build a financially successful and more satisfying life. Each video is complemented with standards-based classroom lesson plans that teachers, parents and mentors can use to reinforce the concepts demonstrated in the videos.

6 – 12 Banking, Borrowing, Checking, Budgeting, Saving, Retirement Planning, Credit, Loans, Home Ownership

FDIC Money Smart for Young Adults
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Money Smart for Young Adults consists of eight instructor-led modules. Each module includes a fully scripted instructor guide, participant guide, and overhead slides. The materials also include an optional computer-based scenario that allows students to complete realistic exercises based on each module.

9 – 12 Credit, Debit, Spending, Budgeting

Celebrity Calamity
http://celebritycalamity.com/

In this casual video game, players become the financial manager for up and coming celebrities—Alice Albudget, Buster Buyin, and Missy Moolah—who spend beyond their means. Players must effectively use a bank account, debit card, and credit card to be successful.

9 – 12 Credit, Debt, Saving, Spending, Budgeting, Banking, Investing, and more

Financing Your Future
http://financingyourfuture.councilforeconed.org/

Financing Your Future is a complete personal finance program on DVD for high school teachers and their students. Each video is complemented with three standards-based classroom lesson plans that teachers, parents and mentors can use to reinforce the concepts demonstrated in the videos.

9 – 12 Saving, Investing

The Basics of Saving and Investing: Investor Education 2020 (PDF)
http://www.investorprotection.org/teach-investing/?fa=basics

This comprehensive four-unit curriculum guide covers the basics of saving and investing and is distributed for free by the Secretary of State’s office in partnership with the Investor Protection Trust. Each unit contains lesson plans, activities, handouts and worksheets.

9 – 12 Financial Planning, Budgeting, Saving, Investing, Credit, Debt, Insurance, Careers, and more

High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP)
http://hsfpp.nefe.org/

Created by the National Endowment for Economic Education (NEFE), this comprehensive seven-unit student guide and instructor’s manual covers a wide range of personal finance topics and focuses on performance-based learning.

9 – 12, college Credit, Debt, Saving, Spending, Budgeting, Banking, Investing, and more

Financial Football
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Created by VISA and the NFL and distributed for free through the Secretary of State’s office, this interactive computer game tests students’ financial knowledge as they compete to gain yardage and score touchdowns. There are three age levels for the game as well as lesson plans for teachers.

9 – 12, college Taxes

Understanding Taxes
http://www.irs.gov/app/understandingTaxes/index.jsp

Does teaching about taxes seem as intimidating as completing your yearly tax forms? Don’t worry! The Understanding Taxes curriculum is designed to help you teach your students about taxes. Resources available include worksheets, classroom activities, and assessment pages as well as online interactive activities and simulations.

All Credit, Debt, Saving, Spending, Budgeting, Banking, Investing, and more

Financial Soccer
http://www.financialsoccer.com/

Financial Soccer is a fast-paced, multiple-choice question game, testing players’ knowledge of financial management skills as they advance down field, and try to score goals. There are three levels of the game: Amateur (ages 11 – 14), Semi Pro (ages 14 – 18) and World Class (ages 18+). Educators are encouraged to review and download the curriculum for students, before actual game play.

All Credit

What’s My Score?
http://www.whatsmyscore.org/

The purpose of this website, created by VISA, is to educate young adults on the risks of using credit carelessly. This site shows students how to check their credit report and how to keep their credit score high.

All Credit, Debt, Saving, Spending, Budgeting, Banking, Investing, and more

Practical Money Skills for Life
http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/

To help students of all ages learn the essentials of personal finance, Visa has partnered with leading consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions to create the Practical Money Skills program. On this site, educators, parents, and students can access free educational resources including personal finance articles, games, lesson plans for all ages, and more.

All Credit, Debt, Saving, Spending, Budgeting, Banking, Investing, and more

Federal Reserve Education
www.federalreserveeducation.org/fred

America’s central bank, the Federal Reserve, has several resources for teachers on their Federal Reserve Education site, including a searchable database of personal finance curriculum.

All Credit, Debt, Saving, Spending, Budgeting, Banking, Investing, and more

New Mexico Jump$tart Coalition

www.nmjumpstart.org

Comprised of several organizations, government agencies, financial institutions, and corporations, this coalition exists to improve the personal financial literacy of all New Mexicans by promoting and teaching personal financial skills, particularly to New Mexico’s youth, so they can make informed, responsible financial decisions for a lifetime.

 

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