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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

How to Find Personal Finance Curriculum for the K-12 Classroom

Today was the first day of school for many Washington students.

DFI is a proud supporter of financial education in Washington schools. One of the questions I frequently get asked by educators is where can I find good, free curriculum?

There is a lot of financial education curriculum out there and it's easy to get overwhelmed when you do a simple web search.

To help you educators out, here are five good websites that let you search and evaluate financial education curriculum that can be used in the K-12 classroom.
  • Jump$tart Financial Education Clearinghouse
    The national Jump$tart Coalition maintains a clearinghouse of searchable financial curriculum and resources. Through the clearinghouse you can search by grade level, topic, and many other requirements you may have.
  • Financial Education Public Private Partnership Curriculum List 
    The Washington Financial Education Public Private Partnership (FEPPP) links to curriculum that it has reviewed and assessed as effective tools in Washington classrooms. The FEPPP website features both core curriculum and supplemental curriculum.
  • DFI’s Financial Education Clearinghouse
    DFI’s own financial education clearinghouse links to curriculum and local resources for Washington educators. Curriculum is organized by grade level and there are links to many organizations that support financial education in Washington classrooms.
  • Council for Economic Education Website
    The Council for Economic Education provides a searchable database of financial education curriculum, games, topic ideas, and a whole lot more. Be sure to bookmark them today as their website is updated frequently.
  • Visa’s Practical Money Skills Website
    Free financial education curriculum, games such as financial football, and more is available from Visa through their Practical Money Skills website.