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.

This site provides K-12 lessons by searchable characteristics: economic concept, subject, grade level and standard. Read reviews written by teachers who have used these lessons in their classrooms.

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.

Money Smart
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.

NAEE Tools for Selecting Classroom Resources
These evaluation instruments assist educators in the vetting of instructional packages, lesson plans, textbooks, video and other resources to ensure that resource content is accurate, standards-based, grade-level appropriate and unbiased and that the pedagogy is sound. A glossary of related terms is also provided.

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.

Practical Money Skills for Life
This website offers free lesson plans, classroom tools and student activities relating to personal finance. It also helps users to match the resources provided to state standards.

Radio America
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.

Both the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) and the Social Studies Coalition of Delaware (SSCD) offer economics and financial literacy education resources on this DDOE-managed learning management system. The organizations grant access to this resource to any Delaware public school educator attending CEEE-, DDOE- or SSCD-produced professional learning.

Social Studies Coalition of Delaware
Representatives from DDOE, Delaware public school districts, the CEEE and other affiliate social studies organizations make up this coalition, which exists to help students meet the Delaware Social Studies Standards. The coalition provides contact information for affiliates who serve as consultants and provide training and resources.

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
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.

Wise Pockets
This interactive site is for kids, parents and teachers to help them learn about managing money. Meet Wise Pockets and other characters and travel with them on their adventures as they learn to responsibly earn, save, spend and borrow money. Earn fun and useful prizes through mastery of quizzes that follow each story. Parents will find tips on how to communicate with children about finances.