Helping students take control

  • Spending and Taking Control – This is a link to a chapter in CFEE’s book “Money and Youth” that focuses on spending and taking control of your money.
  • Saving and Investing Money – This is a link to a chapter in CFEE’s book “Money and Youth” that focuses on saving and investing money.
  • Shopping and Spending – This is the section from the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education’s web site “Managing Your Money in Canada” that focuses on shopping and spending.
  • How to Save Money – The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada’s website teaching teens about how to save money.
  • Money and Youth – A web site of the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education.
  • The City – A program on the website of the British Columbia Securities Commission.
  • It’s My Life Game – U.S. site: PBS Kids – It’s My Life – free game teaching kids about wants and needs.
  • Learning to Give – U.S. site: Learning to Give includes a lesson for young children, introducing financial terms such as spend, save, invest and donate.
  • Sense and Dollars – U.S site:  Sense and Dollars – a game that teaches kids about earning, spending, budgeting and saving money.  It is sponsored by Maryland Public Television.
  • Shopping at a Virtual Mall - Note there are ads on this site: Math Playground – this game provides a chance for kids to practice math while shopping at a virtual mall.
  • The Money Instructor - U.S. site – Money Instructor website including lessons and worksheets on spending money.
  • When They Want Blueberries Lesson – U.S site: When They Want Blueberries – This free lesson plan package explores several economic concepts:  making choices, opportunity cost, saving, natural resources, capital resources, and human resources.

Videos:

  • Teaching Kids to Save ­- This is an Investor Education Fund short video that talks about teaching kids to save.
  • Why Teach Kids About Money - This is an Investor Education Fund short video that talks about the need to teach kids about money.
  • Money Management – U.S. site: A CBS video about young children learning in the classroom about money management.
  • The Berenstein Bears – Trouble With Money – This is a video the children get caught up in trying to earn money to buy things, and forget about other things that are important. There are also lessons about spending.