Educator Classroom Resources
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Youth financial education teaching strategies, tools and resources.
Delaware K-12 Financial Literacy Standards
Passed in 2018, Delaware’s K-12 Financial Literacy Standards will ensure that students have access to resources and instruction that help them set financial goals, participate in financial planning and make sound financial decisions.
Delaware State Standards for Social Studies, including Economics: K-12
DDOE standards for K-12 civics, economics, geography and history as well as explanation of how those standards are integrated in history and social studies for each grade, including 6-8, 9-10 and 11-12.
The Council on Economic Education (CEE) nationwide network’s EconEdLink resources include free and for-sale K-12 lesson plans and news stories on current issues in economic and financial literacy.
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
FRB-Atlanta offers secondary school lessons, videos, infographics, historical info on U.S. currency and coin, a jobs calculator to determine change needed to achieve targeted unemployment and more.
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
FRB-Dallas delivers engaging secondary school classroom-ready lesson plans for both personal finance and economic education, including lessons on building wealth and everyday economics.
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
FRB-Philadelphia offers professional development and free K-12 classroom resources for teaching economics and personal finance, including publications, lessons and the video series “The Federal Reserve and You.”
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
K-16 educators can download and use the FRB-St. Louis’ FREE econlowdown® classroom resources to teach about money and banking, economics, personal finance and the Federal Reserve System. These include videos and online courses for flipping your classroom, podcasts and flashcards for student review, lesson plans, whiteboard activities and more.
Federal Reserve Education
Here you can find links to free instructional materials and tools that can increase your understanding of the Federal Reserve, economics and financial education.
Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE)
FTE offers high quality materials correlating with both Common Core and all 50 state standards in economic education. Find lesson plans, economic reasoning propositions and benchmarks and hot topics for classroom discussion.
This FDIC financial education program offers free, age-appropriate curriculum, tools and strategies for educators and parents of students in grades K-12. Young adult curriculum is also available.
Next Gen Personal Finance
Free resources for your secondary school personal finance class including activities, case studies, data crunches, number chugs, questions of the day, quiz games and videos.
This extensive collection of short, engaging videos presents educational news pieces related to personal finance, economics, entrepreneurship and business issues. Topics cover issues related to the home, budgeting, career, credit, risk protection and savings and investing.
Solman Classroom video playlist
This playlist of videos promotes economic and financial literacy, selected from the Solman Classroom and produced by PBS NewsHour “Making Sen$e with Paul Solman.”
Economic Educator Data Resources
Bureau of Labor Statistics
This website offers BLS databases, tables and calculators by subject and includes sections for both teachers and students.
Congressional Budget Office
As a nonpartisan analysis for the U.S. Congress, this website provides historical data and economic projections.
FRASER® Economic Research
Visit this website to capture economic history in the making, with regular updates from a wide variety of economic and monetary policy websites.
FRED® Economic Research
Download, graph and track 600,000+ U.S. and international time series from 80+ sources.
GeoFRED® Economic Research
This website offers tools that create, customize and share geographical maps of data. Easily access the details and adjust how the data are displayed.
International Monetary Fund
This resource provides range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators.
Office of the United States Trade Representative
This website contains a database for specific agreements and treaties, with tools to search by countries and regions or issue areas from this government agency, which is responsible for developing and recommending U.S. trade policy.
U.S. Census Bureau
This resource provides current economic indicators and includes an option to search by specific indicator.
World Bank Open Data (WBO)
WBO offers free and open access to global development data. Browse by country or by indicator.
Parent and Student Resources
Visit this site to listen to recent broadcasts of the popular National Public Radio show on personal finance. The resources section includes listings of web sites, books and other supporting information related to weekly broadcasts. There is also a forum for sharing tips on saving money.
The Mint has valuable information about how to talk to kids about money. Designed for 6-12 grade students, the site offers info and activities (quizzes, calculators and budgets) that prepare users to make wise financial choices regarding saving, spending, earning, investing, tracking and borrowing. Find tips on teaching good personal finance habits including giving an allowance, writing checks and saving.