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Kids’ Money for Teachers

Welcome to Kids’ Money for teachers and homeschoolers! Here, you’ll find important financial topics to cover by grade level, downloadable lesson plans, fun activities and games, and much more.

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National Standards for Personal Finance Education

Our Kids' Money cheat sheet covers all objectives for every grade level in the National Standards for Personal Finance Education and the corresponding Kids' Money lesson plans that teach each objective.

What Are The National Standards for Personal Finance Education?

The National Standards for Personal Finance Education are set by The Council for Economic Education (CEE) and the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy (Jump$tart).

The standards are organized around six topic areas:

  • Earning income
  • Spending
  • Saving
  • Investing
  • Managing credit
  • Managing risk

The standards outline learning objectives for each topic that progress from the basics to more advanced concepts as students get older.

Each objective is organized by cumulative grade level knowledge, specifying the knowledge and skills that students should have by the end of their primary (4th grade), middle (8th grade), and high school (12th grade) levels.

That doesn't mean that personal finance should only be taught in those grade levels though! These standards are meant to be cumulative based on learning happening every year.

Kids’ Money Lesson Plans cover each and every standard!

Topic Guides For Every Grade Level

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Searching for lesson plans and materials on specific topics? Check out our Teaching by Topic guides! We provide learning objectives, lesson plans, worksheets, games and activities, and tips for teaching the topic at every grade level. Check out our Teacher's Guide to Teaching Money Management for tips on how to approach each topic.

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How to Incorporate Personal Finance Into Your Curriculum

Struggling to fit personal finance topics among your other subjects like math, science, and social studies? Don't sweat it! Peter Brown, a National Board Certified Teacher and long-time financial literacy instructor, walks you through exactly how to do it.

Have a Question?

Let us know! We're happy to answer any questions you have and always want feedback from teachers on new topics to cover, changes to our lesson plans, or anything else.