Introduction to Financial Literacy


Money matters! In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to be financially literate. This lesson plan is the perfect foundation for teaching kids about money. They’ll learn key vocabulary and practice using it in sentences. Then, they’ll play a matching game to put their new knowledge to the test. Finally, they’ll participate in a small group discussion about how to handle various financial situations. By the end of this lesson, your students will be thinking about money in a whole new way!

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Financial literacy is an important life skill that everyone should learn. And it’s never too early to start! With this introductory lesson plan, your students will begin to develop the foundation for financial literacy. They’ll learn key vocabulary terms, and practice using them in a matching game. Then, they’ll discuss how they would handle various financial situations in a small group discussion. By the end of this lesson, your students will be thinking about money differently – and you’ll have opened the door to more in-depth conversations about finances. So why wait? Get started on teaching your students financial literacy today.

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3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade



State Educational Standards


Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of
most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact
your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.