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Lesson Plans & Activities for Educators

Financial literacy lesson plans and activities for educators

Charles Schwab Foundation partners with DonorsChoose to bring financial literacy projects to classrooms for pre-K to high school students across the country. We recently asked teachers to submit their most innovative approaches to financial literacy projects and invited them to create lesson plans to share with anyone hoping to open kids’ eyes to financial literacy applications in the real world and give them access to information that will help build secure financial futures. The lessons plans we received exemplify unique and creative approaches to financial literacy concepts and many can be easily modified to virtual learning.

Choose any of the lesson plans below to bring to financial education to life in your classroom or from home. All projects with an asterisk (*) can be modified for virtual learning.

Pre-K–2nd Grade


ENTREPRENEURS IN THE MAKING
Ms. Bains | See the project | See the curriculum*

MAKING SENSE OF MONEY AND BECOMING FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE
Ms. Trochez MacLean | See the project | See the curriculum*

ROLLER COASTER + RUBE GOLDBERG = FINANCIAL LITERACY
Mrs. Martel | See the project | See the curriculum*

TEACHING MONEY SKILLS AND INSPIRING KINDNESS
Ms. R. | See the project | See the curriculum

CULTIVATING FINANCIAL "CENTS"
Ms. Estes | See the project | See the curriculum

SUPER SPENDERS AND SAVERS
Mrs. Walker | See the project | See the curriculum

 

3rd–5th Grade


CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION: CLASSROOM ECONOMY
Ms. Witherell | See the project | See the curriculum

ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS WITH OSMO PIZZA CO.
Mrs. Brown | See the project | See the curriculum*

SUSTAINABLE FINANCING
Dr. Robinson | See the project | See the curriculum*

FOOD TRUCK FINANCIAL LITERACY
Mr. Hall | See the project | See the curriculum

MISSION TO MARS: PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY PROJECT
Mr. Lewis | See the project | See the curriculum

 

6th–8th Grade


CREATING A MINI CLASSROOM ECONOMY
Ms. Posluszny | See the project | See the curriculum*

SET US UP FOR THE FUTURE! – SCHOOL BASED BUSINESS & FOOD TRUCK
Dr. Bagby | See the project | See the curriculum

BALSA BRIDGES AND FINANCIAL LITERACY
Mr. Mitchell | See the project | See the curriculum

LEARNING FIN LIT THROUGH GROCERCY SHOPPING
Ms. Pemberton | See the project | See the curriculum

"GROWING" OUR EDUCATION
Mrs. Roberts | See the project | See the curriculum

 

9th–12th Grade


TALES FROM THE CRYPTO (CURRENCY) KEEPER
Mrs. Novicky | See the project | See the curriculum*

THE BIG DEAL BEHIND THE NEW DEAL!
Mr. Barbosa | See the project | See the curriculum*

VOCATIONAL T-SHIRT TIME!
Mrs. Chappell | See the project | See the curriculum

THE REAL WORLD: FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR LIFE
Mrs. Muhammed | See the project | See the curriculum

CREATE INSURANCE
Mrs. Rose | See the project | See the curriculum

 

Interested in support for your innovative financial literacy lesson plan? Visit DonorsChoose.org/teachers to learn how to qualify.
*Indicates lesson plan has suggested modifications for virtual learning.

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