Financial Education Program Teaches Kids about Money

Your BBB® has learned that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has scheduled a webinar to introduce its Money Smart program for kids of all ages. The webinar will be presented on two different days; attendees may choose which day is more convenient. The webinar is scheduled from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) on August 3 and will repeat on August 4, 2016.

According to the announcement, the program features four free age-appropriate curriculums that are designed to promote financial understanding in young people: Grades Pre-K – 2, Grades 3 – 5, Grades 6 – 8, and Grades 9 – 12. Each curriculum features:

  • multiple lessons that can be taught alone or incorporated into English language arts, math, and social studies subject areas,
  • ideas for modifying the lessons to accommodate various ability levels,
  • real life exercises and examples, and
  • suggestions for related content that can extend the lesson.

The lessons are available for immediate download at https://catalog.fdic.gov/. In addition, FDIC along with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) offers videos and other resources for teaching about money or other financial topics at The Teacher Online Resource Center. FDIC also publishes a quarterly newsletter, Money Smart News, containing tips, updates, and success stories for financial educators. Sign up to receive Money Smart News.

To register for the August 3, 2016 webinar, click here. To register for the August 4, 2016 webinar, click here.

For more information you can trust, visit bbb.org/evansville.

About Jackie 246 Articles
Jackie is the Operations and Education Foundation Assistant with the BBB. She assists consumers with business inquiries, and does presentations to senior groups and high school students. She is a regular contributor to the blog.

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