Lesson Plans

The American Bankers Association Teach Children to Save curriculum incorporates the national standards for financial literacy for grades K--8. Lesson plans include talking points and activity sheets, and are available in PDF format for easy download. Each resource may be used alone, incorporated into a classroom lesson plan, or used in addition to any of the Financial Genius learning materials that relate to your curriculum goals.

 


Teaching Lesson Plans

 
Grades
K-2

Students learn about safe places to keep money, how to identify coins and their value and how living green can save “green.”

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Grades
3-5

Students recognize the importance of tracking money earned and money spent, identify information that is considered personal and private and learn the economic flow of money from consumers to businesses.

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Grades
6-8

Students learn how to differentiate imprecise from specific goals, determine the benefits of saving money for unexpected problems and identify actions that save money and conserve energy.

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Standards Correlations

The following chart shows how the American Bankers Association lessons are aligned with the National Standards in K--8 Personal Finance established by the Jump$tart Coalition for Financial Literacy.

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