Compound Interest Pitfalls

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In this activity, students discover the power of compound interest and learn how to avoid costly pitfalls.   ...

How Do I Budget? Lesson Guide

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Click to download this Lesson Guide that challenges students to track and evaluate spending habits and expenses, determine priorities and financial goals, explain how a budget can help achieve those g...

Money Magic Reflection Worksheet

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Click to download this Reflection Worksheet (plus Teacher Tips) for Money Magic, a game that challenges students to take on the role of  the magician Enzo's budgeting manager.  Students learn to budge...

Money Magic Game Trailer

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This trailer features a quick overview of Money Magic, a game in which students take on the role of Enzo the magician’s budgeting manager.  Student learn to budget wisely and watch the profits from En...

Create a PSA or Ad for Predatory Lending Activity

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In this activity, students create a PSA warning people to stay away from predatory lenders.        ...

Shady Sam Loan Agreement Activity

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In this activity, students examine details of a payday loan agreement to understand its various components. Then, they answer questions using the agreement.    ...

Shady Sam Video Teacher Tip

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Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) Fellow Amanda Volz explains how she uses the interactive finance game Shady Sam in her classroom. Watch for some great tips on how to implement and modify this resourc...

Shady Sam Reflection Worksheet

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Click to download this Reflection Worksheet for Shady Sam, a game that challenges students to take on the role of a loan shark, using strategies to maximize their profits at the expense of their borro...

Five-Paragraph Essay Discussion Prompts & Pause Points

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Before the Movie What do you think is the purpose of a five-paragraph essay? (Predict) What do you hope to learn about it to improve your writing? (Set goals)    During the Movie (Pause P...

Supporting an LGBTQ+-Inclusive Curriculum

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Our blog post 5 Ways to Support an LGBTQ+-Inclusive Curriculum describes why inclusion of LGBTQ+ learning is valuable to all students, and provides guidance and strategies for promoting diversity and ...