As a business teacher, you know how common it is for students to graduate high school without having a solid grasp on personal finance. Often, your more money-savvy students can figure things out on their own and turn out alright. But for other students, this lack of understanding can lead to critical mistakes that financially cripple them for life.
Financial literacy has become an increasingly popular topic in middle school business and career readiness programs. Unfortunately, personal finance isn’t a particularly engaging topic to discuss with middle schoolers. That means you need to find a personal finance curriculum that meets your standards, is easy to implement, age-appropriate, and interesting for your students. While we provide personal finance lessons as part of our business and career readiness curriculum, teachers sometimes ask us for other financial literacy resource recommendations. In this article, you’ll learn about four financial literacy curriculum options we often hear about from middle school teachers like you:
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It’s all too common for high school students to enter adulthood without a solid grasp on personal finances. In the worst cases, this can lead to financial mistakes or disasters that follow students all their lives. This is exactly why it’s critical to have business or finance teachers truly dedicated to providing students with the financial education they need to succeed.
Personal financial literacy is a crucial soft skill for middle school students and is required in many career readiness and elective classes.
Where can you find personal finance projects? Where should this topic be covered? And how do you fully cover the topic of personal finance? If you have scratched your head over these questions, join the club. The term "finance" automatically sounds business curriculum-related. But then there's that "personal" aspect that really points towards life skills and consumer science. So where is personal finance being covered?