The Securities and Exchange Commission wants to help make sure that teachers have the resources they need to promote financial education in their classrooms – whether they are virtual or physical. Times may be uncertain, but there’s no question that your students will be better prepared for their future when armed with basic financial knowledge. On this page, teachers can find helpful tools and educational resources for online learning, including the FDIC’s Money Smart for Young People, a free financial education series featuring four age-appropriate curriculums and lesson plans for students grades Pre-K to 12.
“During the current crisis, we recognize that schools throughout the country are using virtual platforms to conduct distance learning on a variety of subjects. It has never been more important than now to understand the fundamentals of finance, including the important topics of saving and investing for the future. We hope you find these resources helpful during this time, and thank you for the important work you do.”
– SEC Chairman Jay Clayton
ONLINE RESOURCES FOR CLASSROOMS:
- Money Smart for Young PeopleAn interactive curriculum with age specific lesson plans for students created by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
- Teacher Online Resource Center FDIC and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s “one-stop-shop for educators,” with tools to help teach financial education including lesson plans, videos, and other resources.
- Investor.gov’s Introduction to Saving and Investing, including suggested activities
- Notes from the Chairman Short videos featuring Chairman Clayton that each address a basic investing concept. You can download the Chairman’s personal, handwritten notes on investing here.
- Free Publication: Saving and Investing for Students To order printed copies, please send the following information to Outreach@SEC.gov: (i) mailing address; (ii) and quantity of brochures requested. Most orders will arrive in 1-2 weeks.