A reader wrote saying she’s concerned with teaching her children a “get rich” mentality, so offered these economics and personal finance lesson plans as an alternative to financial education sites that focus on making money. She wrote,
“There are other economics/finance oriented educational websites which seem to stick more with the “informational” approach. For example, one that I like is Econedlink.”
Whether you prefer to teach your children how to make money or how to save money, or both, or you’d simply like them to be informed about money, I think you may find lessons that work for you at Econedlink.
Informative economics and personal finance lesson plans for K-12
EconEdLink offers economics and personal finance lesson plans for K-12 in the form of full lesson plans for different grade levels. You’re able to search the site by grade or topic.
Here are the name of a few of the lesson plans. I haven’t used any of them, so can’t give an opinion on their quality, but want to show you the range of what’s available:
- Cybersecurity and Economics: Goldi and the Three Passwords
- Inflation Date: Is the Economy Healthy?
- The Little Red Hen (this one is the reader’s favorite for little ones)
- Capital Investments: Human vs. Physical
There are also interactive tools on EconEdLink — finance simulations, games and videos for students.
As always, look through the material to make sure it’s a match for your homeschool. Different teachers wrote the lesson plans, so it is possible that some may not align with your opinions.