Middle School
Cross-Curricular

Money Matters

Teaching children personal finance has, for a long time now, been seen as productive, useful and necessary. This collection provides a range of resources to help you give quality lessons to middle school students. There are many cross-curricular links, individual lessons and ongoing projects.
A Collection By Amy Watson
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  • 6 Collection Items
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Money Matters
  • Amy Watson says:
    This resource pack is brought to you by Barclays Bank. It includes a range of activities including a word search, money personality quiz and, my personal favourite, group party planning activity!
  • Amy Watson says:
    Biz Kid$ provide a range of resources, including downloaded lesson plans and worksheets, an cover topics from budgeting and saving to promoting young entrepreneurs! There are even short video clips to watch with your class.
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    My Money

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    Amy Watson says:
    This is essentially a guide for parents, but is an interesting read regarding what young people want to learn about money. It is helpful for teachers to get parents involved in the teaching of money management, but it can sometimes be a sensitive issue. The list of websites are the end are very useful.
  • Amy Watson says:
    Here is an extensive list of financial education games for students. The list provides you with the web address, the targeted age group, whether the game is a one-off or ongoing, and whether they are free or paid.
  • My Classroom Economy

    Website
    myclassroomeconomy.org
    myclassroomeconomy.org
    Amy Watson says:
    This resource allows you to set up your classroom to teach money management all the time, rather than as a subject of its own. It offers all the planning and preparation advice you need. I love that students each apply for a job and that they must pay rent for their desks! Oh, and you can issue fines for poor behaviour too! There is plenty of room for adaptability so you can suit the needs of your pupils.
  • Practical Money Skills

    Website
    practicalmoneyskills.com
    practicalmoneyskills.com
    Amy Watson says:
    At middle school age, pupils will not have the stress of balancing rent, car payments and the grocery bill, but they are at an age when they are starting to spend their own money in their own way. This extensive list of downloadable lessons (with teacher's guides) will help you deliver lessons not just on money management, but on goals and careers too. I would suggest using many of the ideas as 'research projects', giving them hypothetical amounts of money to work with.
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