FDIC Money Smart for Young People – New Resources for Teachers, Parents, and Caregivers to Strengthen Youth Financial Education

FDIC Money Smart

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The FDIC’s new instructor-led Money Smart for Young People series consists of four free curriculums available for immediate download.  They are Money Smart for:

  • Grades Pre-K-2,
  • Grades 3-5,
  • Grades 6-8, and
  • Grades 9-12.

This standards-aligned curriculum series empowers educators with engaging activities to integrate financial education instruction into subjects such as math, English, and social studies. Each of the four curricula includes:

  • Educator’s Guide with lessons and hands-on activities to promote student participation in the learning process. Grade level modifications are identified throughout the activities.
  • Teacher Presentation Slides, optional overhead visuals that include fill-in charts to support the activities of each lesson.
  • Student Giudes that explore the topics covered in each lesson and include worksheets that can be used at school or at home.
  • Parents’/Caregivers’ Guide with a summary of the key concepts covered in the module, and that offers exercises, activities, and conversation-starters for parents.

The curriculum is free and can be downloaded by using our download gateway.

Superintendents, Principals and other Administrators:

The FDIC would like to hear from school superintendents, principals, or other school leaders on how we can support educators in your schools using the Money Smart curriculum. Please contact communityaffairs@fdic.gov. In your email, please describe where the curriculum could be used and the grade level range of the students.


The FDIC wants to hear from educators who use the curriculum on what worked well and what could be improved. We also are eager to hear about promising approaches you may have used to deliver the curriculum that you feel we could share with other educators. Please contact communityaffairs@fdic.gov.

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