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.
Superintendents, Principals, Educators 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. In addition, the FDIC wants to hear from educators who use the curriculum on what worked well, what could be improved, and promising approaches you may have used to deliver the curriculum. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and describe where the curriculum could be used and the grade-level range of the students.
This page provides details on the lessons that comprise Money Smart for Grades 3 - 5.
The first table helps you find lessons that align with key financial topics as defined through the My Money Five (mymoney.gov). The second table illustrates the topic and learning objectives for each of the lessons.
|Save and Invest||
Lessons at a Glance
|Lesson Number||Lesson Title||Topic||Learning Objectives|
|1||Money Matters||Buying Decisions||
|2||Get Set for Goals||Setting Goals||
|3||Make a Plan||Budgeting||
|4||Save Your Money||Saving||
|5||Which Way to Pay?||Payment Options||
|6||Get Invested||Introduction to Investing||
|7||It's Great to Donate!||Charitable Giving||
|8||Career Choices||Exploring Careers and Income||
Return to Money Smart for Young People to learn more or download the curriculum.