These important lessons seem hard to teach. Happily you don’t have to be a resident of Wisconsin to benefit; a great deal of information is available to everyone through Wisconsin’s Educational Communications Board.
The Financial Literacy: TEACH IT! site features a series of videos to help educators introduce topics like saving and investing, risk management, and being a critical consumer. Sound dry? Watch the video in which a teacher helps her children understand the relationship between risk assessment and insurance and you may change your mind.
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The financial literacy lessons are divided by age: pre-kindergarten to grade four, grades five through eight, and grades nine through twelve. This website is an outstanding resource for teachers, but also for parents who want to teach their kids about money management but are not sure where or how to start. The ideas and videos are great starting points for important conversations that will help kids make smart decisions for years to come.
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