Lesson Plans

Council for Economic Education
EconEdLink provides a premier source of classroom-tested, Internet-based economic and personal finance lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students. With over 767 lessons to choose from, teachers can use as many of the lessons as they would like and as often as they would like.

Nebraska Council on Economic Education
Through out five Centers for Economic Education, the Council serves as a resource to educators, administrators and public officials by providing directed training, graduate education, workshops and classroom activities and competition to teachers and students in K-12 and post-secondary institutions.

Federal Reserve Education
The Federal Reserve offers lesson plans, games, and publications for teachers and students. is an initiative from the George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF). The goal of is to inspire, inform and accelerate positive change in schools and districts by shining a spotlight on evidence-based strategies and best practices that improve learning and engagement for students. The organization collaborates with researchers, teacher leaders and curriculum experts to advance the field and increase understanding of how strategies, such as project-based learning, can improve student learning. Download lesson plans from a K-8 school where financial literacy has dramatically improved student achievement.
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Online Games & Programs

Gen i Revolution Online Personal Finance Game
The Gen i Revolution consists of fifteen interactive missions in which students complete a variety of activities to help them learn important personal finance concepts. Within each mission, students are introduced to a character who is facing a particular financial crisis. As a part of the Gen i Revolution, the student learns about the crisis, strategically selects “Operatives”, and then completes activities with the ultimate goal of solving the mission.

Hands on Banking
Whether you’re a classroom teacher, a program director, or a college instructor, you understand the importance of a solid financial curriculum. Now, by using Hands on Banking®—the free, fun, and engaging financial program from Wells Fargo—you can help students of any age build a brighter financial future.

Practical Money Skills Games