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Financial Literacy Resources to Support Learning During COVID-19


  • BizKids
  • Book list - Check out this book list from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that lists children’s books that teach financial concepts.
  • Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Free classroom resources for K-16 educators to use to teach about money and banking, economics, personal finance, and the Federal Reserve.
  • Iowa State University Extension Lesson Plans - This curriculum provides four lessons for each grade level, K-5, to address Iowa's financial literacy content standards. Most lessons use storybooks as the main activity, supplemented by activities to extend learning and to initiate discussions at home.
  • Junior Achievement Program Resources - Free online resources.
  • Kiddynomics: An Economics Curriculum for Young Learners - A set of lessons designed to introduce young children to the economic way of thinking. Informed decision-making is a critical thinking skill that students can use throughout their school, personal, and work lives.


  • Adam Carroll - Adam Carroll, an Iowa native, is a nationally recognized speaker on financial literacy. His website includes several resources as well as information on his books, including Winning the Money Game and The Money Savvy Student. Information is also included about his latest documentary, Broke, Busted, and Disgusted.
  • America Saves - A campaign managed by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America, this campaign seeks to motivate, encourage, and support low- to moderate-income households to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth.
  • American Bankers Association (ABA) Financial Education - Offers several ways to get involved with financial literacy, including its Teach Children to Save program each April; Get Smart About Credit program each October; and Lights, Camera, Save! video contest.
  • Banzai - A free online financial literacy program for teachers, which fulfills many state-mandated requirements for personal finance and financial literacy.
  • Building Wealth from the Dallas Federal Reserve - A personal finance education resource that presents an overview of wealth-building strategies.
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Many financial education lesson plans for K-12 students. 
  • Consumer Jungle - Master your money. This resource is from the University of Arizona.  
  • Council for Economic Education - An organization focusing on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school.
  • Digital Lessons for Remote Learning - EVERFI
  • Earn Your Future - Interactive curricula designed to empower young minds with financial and economic knowledge. 
  • EconEdLink - Brought to you by the Council for Economic Education this collection of curated resources that align with different economic and personal finance ideals. Collections will help guide you and your students through different discussion areas.
  • Edutopia - Financial Literacy - Contains resources, links, and downloads for educators teaching financial literacy.
  • EVERFI - Supports schools and families across Iowa with interactive, online financial literacy resources for elementary through high school students. Check out EVERFI’s remote learning resources for educators and families.
  • Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Free classroom resources for K-16 educators to use to teach about money and banking, economics, personal finance, and the Federal Reserve.
  • Financial Football and Soccer - Ready to get your game on? Test your money skills and give your brain a workout with these fun and educational games.
  • Foolproof Education - Foolproof gives middle school and high school students a unique and ethically-driven financial literacy and consumer life skills curriculum. We teach students the power of healthy skepticism and how to identify and neutralize misinformation. Our curriculum is module based, is all online and digital. All modules have self grading pre and post test. FoolProof is free of charge.
  • Hands on Banking - Online financial courses include free instructor guides with classroom lessons and activities that will help you guide students through real-life scenarios, group discussions and other activities designed to teach valuable money management skills and help them take control of their finances.
  • Invest - Insurance education for future leaders.
  • Junior Achievement Program Resources - Free online resources.
  • Money Smart: A Financial Education Program - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation provides financial education curriculum and resources free of charge for consumers or small businesses.
  • My Money - This U.S. government website provides training resources for teaching the basics about financial education, from balancing a checkbook to investing in a 401(k).
  • - This site describes five principles related to money: earn, save, invest, spend, protect, and borrow. Checklists, calculators, and other financial worksheets are included on the site.
  • My Next Move - This website helps students explore potential career options.
  • National Endowment for Financial Education - A private, nonprofit national foundation providing youth and adult financial education resources, training tools, and research.
  • Next Gen Personal Finance - This site connects educators with a multitude of free and high quality financial literacy resources. There are lesson plans, video clips, case studies, a semester-long sample course, and more. See the online PD they offer.
  • OppU - This website includes links to several free online courses on money management.
  • Pathway to Financial Success - Find tools to teach your students key financial success skills, including lessons, educator guides, and videos. 
  • Stock Market Game - An online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students grades 4-12 in the world of economics, investing and personal finance, and prepares them for financially independent futures.
  • Take Charge Today - A program and curriculum with a decision-based approach to personal finance.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on August 05, 2021 at 3:54pm.