Financial Literacy Resources from the Council for Economic Education

Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The seventh of these programs is the Council for Economic Education.

The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is a leader in providing economic and financial education resources for teachers across the country. To celebrate Financial Literacy Month, CEE compiled a calendar of its own resources that is available here. In addition to these, check out the ones below:

  • 2018 Survey of the States – a biennial survey that tracks progress (or – in the case of 2018 – the lack of progress) on state education policies related to requiring personal finance instruction
  • EconEdLink – search hundreds of videos, lessons, and interactive tools on both economic and personal finance topics plus demonstrations of popular lessons and resources
  • Gen i Revolution – a free, online personal finance game for high school students in which students perform 15 missions as a secret agent assigned to solve a variety of financial problems
  • National Personal Finance Challenge – a financial literacy challenge where middle and high school students show off their understanding of personal finance topics for a chance to win prizes
  • National Standards for Financial Literacy – provides a framework for teaching personal finance in kindergarten through 12th grade
  • Never Too Young: Personal Finance for Young Learners – a personal finance program for students in grades K-5 that is designed to be offered in an after-school or out-of-school setting
  • Online Assessment Center – teachers can securely administer assessments, gain real-time data, and measure student knowledge and understanding of economic and personal finance concepts (sponsored by PWC)
  • Professional Development Webinars – hour-long evening workshops on a variety of topics such as Homelessness in Children’s Literature: Tales of Struggle and Survival (April 17th) and Cryptocurrency (May 15th)

Look for more featured resources throughout April: Financial Capability Month. 

Disclaimer: Resources included on the Making Cents blog have been reviewed by Pennsylvania educators and deemed worthwhile for classroom or professional use. Inclusion does not indicate endorsement by the Pennsylvania Department of Education or Penn State University.

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