Money Management for Your Students – Resources
The MoneySkill program is an interactive educational module – usually administered by an instructor – that teaches students about general financial management skills. The module comes in two versions: middle school level and high school/college level. However, the main site features a “Resources” page that compiles a number of useful links for people of any age.
Scholastic – NextGeneration
A resource designed to teach high school students about financial responsibility, like risk management, life insurance, financial planning, etc. It uses free online videos, lessons, and quizzes to make the learning process experiential, and focuses specifically on helping high school students plan for their financial futures.
Practical Money Skills – Lessons for Grades 9-12
Practical Money Skills offers a complete crash-course curriculum for high school students to learn general financial responsibility skills. Instead of being tailored for college, these lesson plans focus on more general skills like credit and budgeting, all of which is available in both activity form (designed for students) and lesson guide form (designed for educators). The entire curriculum is free, and includes a glossary of useful key terms at the end for reference.
Tips for Educators on Helping Students and Families Get Financial Aid
This user-friendly guide to paying for college is powered by the Department of Education, and offers a good starting guide for educators to connect their students to helpful financial aid resources. While some of the recommended tips seem beyond the reach of an average teacher (for example “Offer child care” to free up parents to play an active role in the process), this is generally a good starting point for educators to help their students.