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The Council For Economic Education (CEE) provides curriculum tools, workshops, and other teacher resources that are also available to parents, designed to instruct, inspire, and guide the financial education of American students from kindergarten through high school.
An online game in which High School students assume the role of a secret agent and tackle a series of 15 missions. Each mission focuses on a specific aspect of personal finance, such as budgeting, stock market fundamentals, or building long-term wealth.
The United States Mint offers an interactive site for kids, plus one for parents and teachers.
While this site is focused on coins, the history of currency, and coin collecting, it offers a broad array of games and printable pages to encourage coin familiarity, counting, and other basic money skills.
A site for parents and educators that offers a range of coin-centric activities and accompanying printables to teach mathematical concepts and basic economic understanding.
Sponsored by American Public Television, the Emmy Award-winning show ‘Biz Kids’ airs on WETA in the Metro DC area. It offers 65 episodes and reaches over one million viewers per episode. It is considered a ‘recommended educational resource’ by the State Board of Education in Virginia.
Based on the popular TV series of the same name, this site is aimed at middle and high schoolers. It includes video highlights from the show on a wide range of financial topics; tools, worksheets, and other resources for young entrepreneurs; and a monthly blog accessible via Facebook and Twitter.
Maryland Public Televison (MPT), supported by a grant from the US Department of Education, offers an online portal that features money facts, resources, and games aimed at middle schoolers and above.
Divided into Earn, Spend and Save sections, this small yet vibrant site provides a good balance of longer informational articles (‘Budget Basics’, ‘What’s Up With Wall Street?’) with quick fun facts, quizzes, and games. Online calculators reinforce the fundamentals of finances through real-life illustrations of saving, credit costs, etc.
Visa offers a selection of financial literacy games for a variety of ages on their website.
Visa and NFL join forces to offer an online financial game with a football theme. Choose a ‘play’ in the form of an easy, medium or hard financial question. You have 40 seconds to answer correctly. The harder the question, the more yardage you gain and the further you move your team towards the end zone. Three age groups: Rookie (ages 11-14), Pro (Ages 14-18), and Hall of Fame (Ages 18+).
Like Financial Football but soccer (aka football everywhere else in the world other than America)! A FIFA-branded multiple choice question game that tests your financial knowledge. Answer correctly to move your team towards the goal. Three age levels (Amateur 11-14, Semi-Pro 14-18, and World Class 18+), each of which also comes with lesson download modules for teachers/parents.
Navigate the map, saving money towards goals such as purchasing a pet or throwing a zoo party. You can play a variety of mini-games at locations across the city to earn money, e.g., pumping gas at Aidan’s gas station, or mowing the lawn at Mae’s house. Spend your money wisely to avoid blowing your budget and to ensure you reach your financial goals. Age 7+.
This game encourages younger children to save as much money as possible by depositing coins into the piggy bank as the game begins. Youngsters then visit the store to figure out what they can afford to purchase.
Like an online ‘Game of Life’, you get to select a character, job, housing, and transportation as the game begins. As the game progresses, make wise financial decisions, earn promotions to increase your salary, and save as much as you can so that you’re financially prepared for retirement. Each turn represents one year closer to retirement (36 turns).