Financial literacy is a critical life skill, and sharing personal finance lessons with students will prepare them to be financially responsible adults. Learning about money can start with the youngest students as they learn to count and identify different types of money, and the differences between wants and needs. As students progress to middle school and personal finances become more important, it is crucial that they learn how checking and savings accounts work, especially online accounts. High school students benefit from understanding the power of compound interest, as well as financial accounting, stocks and other economic factors.
April is Financial Literacy Month. Help your students be more financially literate with Thinkfinity.org’s special collection of finance-related lessons and interactive games.
- Students learn how to build wealth over the long term in the Gen I Revolution: Mission 1 interactive. (6-12)
- Compound Interest Simulator allows students to see how money increases with interest as time progresses. (9-12)
- Buying vs. Renting takes students through the basic economics of buying a house versus renting. (9-12)
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