Money Smart - A Financial Education Program
Money Smart for Young People
The FDIC's new instructor-led Money Smart for Young People series consists of four free individual grade-level curriculum available for immediate download below. The materials are available for immediate download.
The innovative standards-aligned curriculums can be incorporated into subjects such as English language arts, Mathematics and Social Studies.
Special features of each curriculum are:
- Multiple lessons that can be taught alone or in combination;
- Ideas for grade-level modification;
- Real-life exercises and examples;
- Suggestions for optional books or online games/tools that can reinforce student understanding; and
- Parent and Caregiver guides to engage parents.
Additional Resources for Educators:
The Teacher Online Resource Center offers teachers videos and other resources from the FDIC and the CFPB to help teach children from Pre-K through age 20 about money and other financial topics.
Other Money Smart Products for Youth
The FDIC’s Money Smart for Young Adults curriculum helps youth ages 12-20 learn the basics of handling their money and finances, including how to create positive relationships with financial institutions. Each of the eight instructor-led modules includes a fully scripted instructor guide, participant guide, and overhead slides. The materials are fully scripted to allow you to pick up the guides and begin teaching without having previous teaching experience or extensive subject matter expertise. The curriculum is available for Download and distributed on CD.
Money Smart for Elementary School Students introduces key personal finance concepts to children ages 5-8. This resource includes age-appropriate activities designed to teach children about “paying yourself first,” “wants versus needs,” and other important lessons. Money Smart for Elementary School Students offers a manual for use by anyone leading a discussion with a group of youngsters and a coloring/activity book for the students. This resource was created to meet the needs of bankers and their community partners and is for use in the classroom or at home. The Instructor Guide (1MB) and Student Activity Book (5MB) are available for immediate download.
For questions or comments about the content of the Money Smart curriculum contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on how the curriculum can be used within your community, please contact your FDIC Community Affairs Officer.