Ready-to-Go Resources: Money in Motion - What Teens Should Know About Managing Finances

Welcome to Money in Motion: What Teens Should Know About Managing Finances.

In 2003, teens spent a whopping $175 billion(1), yet less than 40 percent of high school students receive any formal financial education. The American Bankers Association Education Foundation, in collaboration with Scholastic Inc., has developed this comprehensive education package to help make a real difference in the lives of teens. This program includes lessons and reproducibles that meet the following standards:

Lesson Plans for Teachers
Classroom Poster

Print out each lesson and corresponding student reproducible. As you teach each lesson, distribute the accompanying student reproducible.

Introduction: The Quiz: Money in Motion (PDF)
Lesson 1: Depositing the Dough
Lesson 2: Credit—or?
Lesson 3: Check It Out
Lesson 4: Banking on the Future
Lesson 5: A Taxing Question

Teacher Resources

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Standards and Benchmarks (PDF)
Classroom Poster (PDF)
Quiz Answer Key (PDF)
Background & Definitions (PDF)

Student Resources

Reproduce and distribute these student resources.

Student Finance Guide (PDF)

Source: 1. Teen Research Unlimited, Jan. 9, 2004.

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