Saving Standards and Resources
Saving money: Easy to say but hard to do! At different points in their lives, people make different choices about saving. Consider concepts such as compound interest, the difference between real and nominal interest rates, present versus future value, and benefit programs. According to the Council for Economic Education, students should learn about the role of government agencies in protecting savings deposits. For example, recall the bank run in It's a Wonderful Life. Now consider how the FDIC helps prevent bank runs.
Use the News Savings articles and activities
Check out the standards alignments for some of our inquiry-based Use the News activities. Some of our latest lessons include student guides!
lessons on saving
The Federal Reserve has some lessons and resources on saving and investing that we have included in the following standards alignment.
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You can also download an instructional guide for the chapter, which include teacher instructions and standards alignment to Financial Literacy and ELA.
Practical Money Skills
Practical Money Skills has a calculator you can use for budgeting.
better money habits
Better Money Habits includes a variety of diverse texts that are excellent for an inquiry-based approach to teaching about Saving. Check out these Khan Academy Career Stories to engage your students in inquiry-based learning about different careers and saving.
Next Generation personal Finance (NGPF)
Check out the curriculum unit NGPF has on Saving. The lesson shows alignment to JumpStart, so we have included a matrix that aligns to Florida Standards below.
EconEdLink also has some lesson plans you can use.