Educator Resources for Debt

Spending more than you have is a risky enterprise. But sometimes, it can be a wise investment! In this BrainPOP movie about debt, you’ll learn why individuals, businesses, and even governments sometimes need to borrow money in order to invest in the future. Discover how lenders charge interest to borrowers, and how this interest is calculated. Learn why your credit history is so important, and how late payments and defaults affect it. Find out why governments borrow money, and you’ll hear a little about the securities that governments sell. Finally, you’ll learn about America’s burgeoning national debt. Debt is a timely topic, so click this movie and learn more about it!

Lesson Plans

Lesson plan coming soon.