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FDIC Money Smart
The FDIC’s new instructor-led Money Smart for Young People series consists of four free curriculums available for immediate download. They are Money Smart for:
This standards-aligned curriculum series empowers educators with engaging activities to integrate financial education instruction into subjects such as math, English, and social studies. Here is a brief overview of what you will find:
- Educator’s Guide with lessons and hands-on activities to promote student participation in the learning process. Grade level modifications are identified throughout the activities.
- Teacher Presentation Slides, optional overhead visuals that include fill-in charts to support the activities of each lesson.
- Student Guide features worksheets for students based on topics covered in each lesson that can be used at school or at home. The worksheets can be found in the Educator Guide for grades Pre-K-2, and in a standalone Student Guide for grades 3-12.
- Parents’/Caregivers’ Guide with a summary of the key concepts covered in the module, and that offers exercises, activities, and conversation-starters for parents.
The curriculum is free and can be downloaded by using our download gateway.
Superintendents, Principals and other Administrators:
The FDIC would like to hear from school superintendents, principals, or other school leaders on how we can support educators in your schools using the Money Smart curriculum. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please describe where the curriculum could be used and the grade level range of the students.
The FDIC wants to hear from educators who use the curriculum on what worked well and what could be improved. We also are eager to hear about promising approaches you may have used to deliver the curriculum that you feel we could share with other educators. Please contact email@example.com.
Success stories on how previous versions of Money Smart have been used with young people are contained in the links below. These have been published in Money Smart News, FDIC's quarterly newsletter featuring tips, updates, and success stories for financial educators. Sign up to receive Money Smart News.
- Practical Experience Supports Financial Education for Students
- Money Smart for Young Adults: Success Stories and Strategies for the School Year
- Passing the Test: Success Stories and Tips for Teaching Kids About Money
- Students Use Money Smart for Young Adults in Financial Education Competition
- Teaming Up with School Districts and Schools on a Financial Education Program: One Bank's Tips for Success
- Florida School for At-Risk Students and Bank Team Up to Educate Students on Financial Services
- Helping Low-Income Teens Save For Financial Independence: A Money Smart Success Story