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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. As part of this partnership, we asked teachers to submit their most innovative approaches to financial literacy projects and invited them to create lesson plans that aligned to the activities. We’re excited to share these teacher-developed lesson plans with you. Choose any of the lesson plans below to bring to financial education to life in your classroom. And check back for new resources soon!

Pre-K–2nd Grade


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

VIRTUAL REALITY BANK: AN IMMERSIVE INFORMATIONAL STUDENT VIDEO PRODUCTION
Mr. Gumpert | See the project | See the curriculum
This project is a part of a series. See other parts of the project here: Part 1 and Part 2.

TEACHING KINDERGARTENERS WANTS VS. NEEDS THROUGH DRAMATIC PLAY
Mrs. Koenig | See the project | See the curriculum

FINANCIAL LITERACY DISGUISED WITH DINOSAURS!
Ms. Rigney | See the project | See the curriculum

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

 

3rd–5th Grade


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


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


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.


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