Middle School

Middle school is a great time to get students started on a solid financial success path. Each unit includes:

  • One student video introducing key personal finance concepts from the Council for Economic Education (CEE) financial literacy standards.
  • Three standards-aligned classroom activities—English Language Arts, Math, and Social Studies.
  • One educator video that guides your instruction with best practices.
Unit 1

Being Financially Responsible

Help your students map out their financial success with budgeting basics. Examine different budget frameworks and map them to a variety of real-life scenarios.

  • 1 Student Video
  • 1 Educator Guide Video
  • 3 Classroom Activities

Explore Unit 1 : Being Financially Responsible

Unit 2

Getting Paid

Explore the relationship between education, careers, and income. Students will have the opportunity to understand this relationship through statistical analysis, research, and cultural comparison.

  • 1 Student Video
  • 1 Educator Guide Video
  • 3 Classroom Activities

Explore Unit 2 : Getting Paid

Unit 3

Paying Yourself First

How can you get the most from your money? Take your students on a journey to understand savings and compound interest.

  • 1 Student Video
  • 1 Educator Guide Video
  • 3 Classroom Activities

Explore Unit 3 : Paying Yourself First

Unit 4

Using Credit Wisely

Examine both the benefits and risks of using credit. Invite your students to explore how credit cards work, how much credit card interest rates can cost them, and how credit scores can impact their lives.

  • 1 Student Video
  • 1 Educator Guide Video
  • 3 Classroom Activities

Explore Unit 4 : Using Credit Wisely

Unit 5

Making Major Financial Decisions

Investigate the major financial decisions most adults must make. Students will be prompted to consider the various factors that go into making sound decisions on major expenses.

  • 1 Student Video
  • 1 Educator Guide Video
  • 3 Classroom Activities

Explore Unit 5 : Making Major Financial Decisions

Unit 6

Growing & Protecting Your Finances

Learn how to responsibly invest to grow and protect your finances. Students will examine the risks versus potential benefits of investments and explore different investment options.

  • 1 Student Video
  • 1 Educator Guide Video
  • 3 Classroom Activities

Explore Unit 6 : Growing & Protecting Your Finances