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High School Resources

In addition to the wealth of financial education curricula for high school students, there are also many websites, games and other resources for teaching young adults about money.

Banks in Action (from Junior Achievement)
Join your friends online and see if you have what it takes to run a successful financial institution. Learn about the principles of banking as well as how to thrive in a competitive environment.  Learn more…

Consumer Jungle (from Young Consumers Education Trust)
Consumer Jungle focuses on teaching young consumers how to recognize rip-offs and scams. Students can learn about topics such as buying a car, picking out a cell phone plan, and living independently. Each topic includes worksheets, quizzes, and resources. The Consumer Jungle Student Forum lets users post questions and get answers from others. Learn more…

Financial Futures – Talking Money with Tykes, Tweens and Teens
Marketplace Money provides a kid’s perspective on money through videos and podcasts. Learn more…

FSI: Fraud Scene Investigator (from the Pennsylvania Securities Commission)
In this online interactive investor education program, students detect and stop a million-dollar investment fraud and put the mysterious con man, “Mr. X,” behind bars. Through this free resource, students learn how to research companies and understand the warning signs of fraudulent investment pitches. Learn more ...

Generation Money (from FINRA)
Teens and young adults can learn about money topics on this site filled with quizzes, games and  videos. There are also lesson plans available to teachers.  Learn more...

Hands on Banking (El Futuro en Tus Manos) (from Wells Fargo)
Interactive activities for young adults explain concepts like managing money, higher education, and living on their own, with self-tests and corresponding teacher’s guide with lesson plans and suggestions for use. The interactive programs and teacher’s guides can also be ordered on a free CD-ROM (email Turn on JavaScript!). All student sections have been designed to meet national and state educational standards for literacy, math and economics. The site contains no product promotion or commercial content. Also available in Spanish.

Investor Ed 101 (from the Alliance of Investor Education)
A one-stop shop, according to the AIE, this is a compilation of the best financial education content in one convenient location for educators.  Learn more…

It All Adds Up (from the Council for Economic Education)
Through interactive games, high school students can learn financial management skills and the proper care and use of credit. Five modules cover getting a credit card, buying a car, saving for college, investing and budgeting. A complete teacher’s guide is also available. Learn more…

Life Smarts (from the National Consumers League)
This ultimate consumer challenge for high school students helps them develop consumer and marketplace knowledge and skills on topics of personal finance, health, safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities. The program complements other curriculum or programs and can be used as an activity for classes, groups, clubs, and community organizations. LifeSmarts, run as a game-show style competition, is open to all teens in the U.S. in grades 9–12. Teams of four to five teens compete in district and state matches, with the state winners going to the national competition to vie for the national LifeSmarts title. Learn more…

The Mint (from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation and the National Council on Economic Education)
The Mint helps parents and educators teach children about sound money management through online activities and quizzes for kids, calculators, definitions of terms and business start-up information.
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The Missing Semester(from Matt Kabala and Gene Natali, Jr.)
This book by Pennsylvania authors Kabala and Natali provides a short course for students on how to build a strong financial foundation as they leave school and begin their young adult lives. Learn more...

Next Generation (from Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE))
Through this free multimedia program students can learn the basics about life, health and disability insurance, as well as financial planning fundamentals. The program includes interactive game, quizzes and educational content. Learn more...

Sense and Dollars (from Maryland Public Television)
Sense and Dollars lets kids practice effective ways of earning, spending, saving, and investing money in a safe interactive environment. They can explore concepts surrounding economics and personal finance and apply that background to engage in some real-life money problems, such as planning for a dream prom, handling a family checkbook for a month, and seeing how credit cards can impact the actual price you pay for items. Sense and Dollars also offers teacher and family resources. Learn more…

Stock Market Savvy (from the New York Stock Exchange)
Students will receive an introduction to the stock market, making informed investment decisions and understanding long-term savings through this free program.  Learn more…

What’s Up in Finance? (from Thirteen Ed Online)
Teens can learn about some key financial concepts through video segments and interactive web resources. Educators can find lessons on topics (financial management, credit, risk, and interest) along with a teacher’s guide.  Learn more…