April 1, 2018

Banzai – More than Tiny Trees

Banzai – More than Tiny Trees Throughout April, we will be 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 first of these programs is Banzai! No, we’re not talking about the tiny trees but rather a great online financial literacy program. Banzai […]
September 14, 2017
Consumer Action Handbook

The Consumer Action Handbook

THE CONSUMER ACTION HANDBOOK There is no shortage of financial information and resources. Private companies, financial institutions, professional organizations and non-profit organizations, to name a few provide financial education materials and educational programs. One source secondary teachers should not overlook is the federal government. A primary advantage of government provided financial education resources is the objective presentation of facts and […]
August 22, 2017

Back to School Shopping: Financial Education Curriculum

Back to School Shopping: Financial Education Curriculum It’s that time of year again. If you’re a parent of school-aged children, you’re likely figuring out backpacks and finding new shoes. If you’re a teacher, you’re probably organizing your classroom and revisiting your lesson plans. Kids need different size backpacks with different features at different ages: what we send with a second […]
August 15, 2017

He Talked to Oprah, Now He’s Talking to Me?

He Talked to Oprah, Now He’s Talking to Me? Dan Kadlec has a passion for financial wellness. And he has a passion for those who work to raise the world’s financial know-how. That’s you.   Dan writes for Time, USA Today, and Money magazine. He’s talked with Oprah. And, in March 2017, he offered a Money Cents webinar for PA […]
June 27, 2017

Improving Financial Education in PA Schools

Pennsylvania Task Force on Economic Education and Personal Financial Literacy Education The Pennsylvania Task Force on Economic Education and Personal Financial Literacy Education, established by Act 104 of 2010, spent fourteen months studying research, best practices and trends in financial education in order to formulate recommendations on how to improve financial education in Pennsylvania’s schools. The entire report can be […]
May 27, 2017

Resources That Travel With You

MAKING CENTS WEBINARS TO GO Making Cents webinars are offered throughout the school year on a variety of topics and are appropriate for teachers of all subjects and grade levels. The 2016-2017 series has concluded; however, you may access these and previous year’s webinars in our archive below. Watch this page for details about the 2017-2018 webinar series. The dates […]
April 22, 2018

Next Gen Personal Finance Makes Teaching Personal Finance Easier

Next Gen Personal Finance Makes Teaching Personal Finance Easier In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 22nd in this series is Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF). NextGen Personal Finance offers a wide array of financial education resources – everything from […]
April 23, 2018

Discover Helps Students Find a Pathway to Financial Success in Schools

Discover Helps Students Find a Pathway to Financial Success in Schools 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 23rd in this series focuses on Discover’s Pathway to Financial Success program. Pathway to Financial Success is one of […]
April 24, 2018

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Helps Teachers Brings Insurance to Life for Students

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Helps Teachers Brings Insurance to Life for Students In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 24th in this series is the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has identified three types of insurance as being top-of-mind […]
April 25, 2018

Visa Provides Students with Practical Money Skills for Life

Visa Provides Students with Practical Money Skills for Life 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 25th in this series focuses on Visa’s Practical Money Skills for Life program. Provided at no cost and with no product advertising, […]
April 26, 2018

Earn Your Future Digital Lab and Other Resources Available from the PWC Foundation

Earn Your Future Digital Lab and Other Resources Available from the PWC Foundation In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 26th in this series features the Earn Your Future Digital Lab and other financial education resources from PWC. The Earn […]
April 27, 2018

Help Children and Parents Get Right on the Money

Help Children and Parents Get Right on the Money 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 27th in this series focuses on Right on the Money. Right on the Money is a financial education developed by Penn […]
April 28, 2018

Engage Elementary School Students with $martPath

Engage Elementary School Students with $martPath In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 28th in this series is $martPath from the Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati. $martPath is an engaging, interactive, and easy-to-use way for teachers of students […]
April 29, 2018

Popular Stock Market Game Simulation Helps Students Learn about Investing

Popular Stock Market Game Simulation Helps Students Learn about Investing 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 29th in this series focuses on the SIFMA (Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association) Foundation’s Stock Market Game and InvestWrite […]
April 30, 2018

Help Your Students Take Charge Today

Help Your Students Take Charge Today In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 30th and final featured resource in this series is Take Charge Today from the University of Arizona. Are you looking for lesson plans and active learning strategies […]