Consumer Credit Conseling Service (CCCS) CCCS is a non-profit, community service organization dedicated to helping households resolve financial problems by promoting the wise use of credit. This site is loaded with helpful information on budgeting, tips for reducing spending, and tools for determining what credit really costs, savings growth projections, and mortgage costs. Lesson sets for use in the classroom are available for purchase.
Search for k-12 lessons by one or all of the following characteristics: economic concept, subject, grade level, and standard, and read reviews written by teachers who have used the lesson in their classrooms.
This site includes lessons about budgets, credit cards, producers and consumers, opportunity costs, and business plans.
Federal Reserve Education
Here you can find links to free instructional materials and tools that can increase your understanding of the Federal Reserve, economics and financial education.
National Council on Economic Education (NCEE)
The NCEE is a nationwide network to promote economic literacy in students and their teachers. Programs include Economics America , which creates standard-setting materials and resources for teachers and students; Economics International , which is primarily supported by the US Department of Education and provides educational assistance to teachers in societies that are in transition to market economy; and Economics Exchange , which is designed to reach out to adults and give them applicable economic and personal finance skills. Online resources include free and for sale lesson plans for K-12 teachers and their students and recent news stories for education on current issues in economic literacy. It also provides information on affiliated networks and centers in states throughout the country.
Practical Money Skills for Life
This web site offers free lesson plans, classroom tools, and student activities relating to personal finance. Also allows you to match the information provided on the site to your state standards.
UM-St. Louis Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education
Your secondary students will benefit from these free lessons, complete with interesting classroom activities, visual aides and discussion questions, focusing on economics concepts.
US Securities and Exchange Commission
You're devoting your time and talents to teaching others. Here's some information to help you learn how to save and invest wisely. Also included on this site are some useful resources for teaching others about saving and investing.
Student Resources & Games....
Tackle financial questions like a professional in this fast-paced, quiz-style game. Gather your friends and form two teams. Then answer some finance-themed questions to earn yardage and score touchdowns!
It All Adds Up
This site was designed for high school students and will help you to understand responsible personal finance management skills and the proper care and use of credit. It features exciting games that address real-world situations, suc h as using credit cards, budgeting, saving and investing. You can also learn about buying a car and going to college.
Here you'll find a student's guide to a healthy credit rating. Included is an introduction to credit and many tips on how to keep your score up where you want it!
Discover Planet Orange, and open your eyes to the world of money! The Planet Orange Teachers Resource Center (TRC) provides fun ways to explain the basics of earning, spending, saving and investing to your students. The TRC offers free educational materials, such as lesson plans and quizzes, and many other great resources. Brave the desert, climb mountains, and dodge alligators while you explore everything there is to know about earning, spending, saving, and investing. You'll encounter real-life money situations presented in dynamic animation in this entertaining make-believe land!
6 Steps to Raising Financially Responsible Children
This site outlines 6 steps to promote financial literacy in your children. Steps include addressing family culture surrounding money, cash flow, goals, saving and investing, credit and debt, and planning.
This site provides smart, practical, and easy-to-use online tools that help parents teach their children about money management and budgeting. PAYjr’s Allowance and Chore system helps parents instill valuable work ethics in kids by rewarding them for a job well done. PAYjr also makes is easy for parents to monitor their children’s spending with an electronic payment system.
Practical Money Skills for Life
For Parents: offers news and practical money tips for all ages including budget calculators and much more. Also includes activities for parents to do with their children about personal finance topics.These exciting online games will challenge your "money smarts," while providing you with hours of free entertainment and fun!!
Visitors can listen any time (via this site) to recent broadcasts of this popular radio show on personal finance. The resources section includes listings of web sites, books, etc. related to weekly broadcasts. There's also a forum for sharing tips on saving money.
The Mint has valuable information about how to talk to your kids about money and tips on how to get the most out of your money. This site is designed to help teach 6-12 graders to manage money. The information and activities (quizzes, calculators, and budgets) will prepare you to make wise financial choices in the areas of saving, spending, earning, investing, tracking and borrowing. You can find tips to teaching your children good personal finance habits including giving an allowance, writing checks, and saving.
This interactive site is for kids, parents, and teachers and assists in learn about managing money. You'll meet Wisepockets and fellow characters and discover their adventures as they learn to earn, save, spend responsibly, lend and borrow money. After each story, is a quiz you can take to earn fun and useful prizes, such as an exciting spending log. Parents will find important tips in communication with their children about finances, as well as several educational activities on income, spending, saving, and credit to be done together.