Information from the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Financial Education Resources for High School

Financial education curriculum and resources for high school classrooms.

Take Charge Today: Curriculum from University of Arizona
Grades: 7-12
Cost: Free

Ready-to-teach, activity-based lesson plans free of charge from the University of Arizona.

Financial Fitness for Life
Grades: K-12
Cost: Yes there is a cost. It varies per curriculum

The Financial Fitness for Life Curriculum consists of high quality materials that assist students from kindergarten to grade 12 make better decisions for earning income, and spending, saving, borrowing, investing, and managing their money.

Council for Economic Education: Financing Your Future DVD
Grades: 9-12
Cost: Yes there is a cost. Please see their website.

Financing Your Future is a complete personal finance program on DVD. This personal finance program contains five videos that cover topics such as investing , banking, credit, and debt. Each video is complemented with three standards-based classroom lesson plans.

Hands On Banking Program from Wells Fargo
Grade Levels: K-12
Cost: Free

Lessons, activities, and teacher guides from Wells Fargo. Covers kids, teens, and young adults.

FDIC Money Smart
Grades: Pre K-12
Cost: Free

Standards-aligned curriculums that can be incorporated into subjects such as English language arts, Mathematics and Social Studies. Multiple lessons and resource guides for teachers.

The Basics of Saving and Investing - Investor Education 2020
Grades: 9-12
Cost: Free

Investor education curriculum and teaching guide developed for high school teachers and students.

Debt Slapped: Student Loans
Grades: 9-12
Cost: Free

A guide to financing education. Website features YouTube documentary that can be viewed in classroom, worksheets, and other classroom materials.

Council for Economic Education: Risky Business DVD
Grades: 9-12
Cost: Yes, please check their website.

A comprehensive life skills education program on DVD. Teaches students how to make well-informed financial and life decisions.

Financial Beginnings
Grades: K-12
Cost: Free

Financial Beginnings offers elementary, middle, and high school programs. All of the materials and presenters are available at no cost to schools or participants.

MoneySkill
Grades: 6-12
Cost: Free

MoneySKILL educates students of all ages on the basic understanding of money-management fundamentals. The course includes the content areas of income, expenses, saving and investing, credit, and insurance.

NextGen Personal Finance
Grades: 6-12
Cost: Free

12 personal finance units that feature 65 lessons, 200 activities, over 400 curated videos, and much more.

EVERFI K-12
Grades: K-12
Cost: Free

EVERFI’s free online resources, videos, and lessons help elementary, middle and high school teachers equip their students with essential life skills.

Consumer Jungle
Grades: K-12
Cost: Free

Interactive, web-based program that provides engaging and relevant consumer education curricula covering a variety of topics such as credit cards, transportation, living on your own, personal finances, telecommunications, health, and e-commerce fraud.

Khan Academy Personal Finance
Grades: 9-12
Cost: Free

Khan Academy videos covering personal finance topics.

Ted Talks: Finance
Grades: 9-12
Cost: Free

Ted Talks covering markets, the economy, personal finance and more.

Financial Lessons: Utah’s Finance in the Classroom
Grades: K-12
Cost: Free

Finance in the Classroom is a repository of K-12 financial education resources from Utah’s State Office of Education. Resources include curriculum, lessons, and videos.

Financial Lessons and Games: Visa’s Practical Money Skills
Grades: K-12
Cost: Free

Lesson plans and materials by grade level from Visa. The Practical Money Skill’s website includes lesson plans, resources, instructor guides, and games for the classroom.

Financial Lessons: Federal Reserve of Philadelphia
Grades: K-12
Cost: Free

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia publishes lessons for K-12 teachers to use to teach economics and personal finance in their own classrooms. The lessons emphasize active- and collaborative-learning teaching methodologies.

$martPath
Grades: K-12
Cost: Lesson plans are free

Lesson plans and activities that teachers can bring into the classroom. $martPath website also has additional resources for educators.