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1. A Critical Examination of Financial Literacy Education (external link)
Abstract: This paper will take a critical look at the economics and industrial organization of the FLE industry through case studies of the homeownership education and counseling (HEC) and the consumer credit counseling (CCC) industries
Resource Type: Article



2. Bills, Bills, Bills: A Real-Life Math Unit (internal link)
Abstract: This unit brings teaching decimals to life by giving students the experience of paying bills and managing a checkbook. The unit also integrates literature, music, and cooperative learning, and was designed for a 6th-grade classroom.
Resource Type: Curriculum



3. Can Financial Literacy Enhance Asset Building? (external link)
Abstract: Even when incentives to save and invest are strong, many low- and moderate-income families lack the basic knowledge to manage their income wisely, build wealth, and avoid excessive debt. This brief examines financial literacy research and programs to improve financial knowledge and decision-making. While research suggests that existing programs do make a difference in financial behavior, data collection and policy concerns make financial literacy a fertile ground for further development as part of an asset-building agenda.
Resource Type: Article



4. Center for Popular Economics (external link)
Abstract: CPE is a non-profit organization that teaches economic literacy to activists for progressive social change. The website contains data and research, as well as an events calendar and information about summer retreats and workshops.
Resource Type: Website



5. Community Voices Heard - Student Guide (internal link)
Abstract: A semester-long unit about conducting and analyzing community surveys. Students learn about randomization, sampling, and different techniques for data analysis. Can be adapted for any grade, 6 - 12.
Resource Type: Curriculum



6. Community Voices Heard - Teacherss Guide (internal link)
Abstract: A semester-long unit about conducting and analyzing community surveys. Students learn about randomization, sampling, and different techniques for data analysis. Can be adapted for any grade, 6 - 12.
Resource Type: Curriculum



7. Credit Cards: Teaching Students About the Plastic Peril (internal link)
Abstract: This multi-day unit helps students to understand how Credit Cards work, focusing largely on the issue of debt in the U.S. Math involved includes percents, compound interest, quadratic equations, exponents, and more.
Resource Type: Curriculum



8. Financial Education in Latino Communities: An Analysis of Programs, Products and Results/Effects (internal link)
Abstract: This report finds that the US financial industry has failed to connect with Hispanics and many low-income families via financial education products and services, and explores the impact that this has on such communities
Resource Type: Article



9. Financial Literacy Survey (internal link)
Resource Type: Curriculum



10. Financial Literacy Survey Answers (internal link)
Resource Type: Curriculum



11. How Debit Cards Can Burn a Hole in Students Pockets (internal link)
Abstract: The article begins: "To avoid sending their children off to college with a financial time bomb -- a credit card -- in their pockets, many parents have begun telling them to carry a debit card instead. But though its pitfalls are not as well known, this substitute can be just as dangerous to a student's finances and credit rating."
Resource Type: Article



12. Jumpstart Coalition on Financial Literacy (external link)
Abstract: Jump$tart's purpose is to evaluate the financial literacy of young adults; develop, disseminate, and encourage the use of standards for grades K-12; and promote the teaching of personal finance. The website contains a tremendous amount of lesson plans, fun games, resources, and much more for anyone interested in teaching students about financial literacy.
Resource Type: Website



13. Teaching About Stocks for Fun and Propaganda (internal link)
Abstract: This article provides an important critique of the way many schools teach students about the Stock Market, including the often used (and generally fun) Stock Market Games. It focuses on the downside of these games, specifically what they teach students about capitalism, consumerism, greed, etc.
Resource Type: Article




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