Help Them Start Out Strong

Help kids learn all about money—where it comes from, how to earn it and use it, and how to keep it safe. And help them figure out the difference between “need” and “want.

The Hands on Banking financial education program offers lessons, activities, and other resources you can download and use alone or as a supplement or complement to your teaching. This engaging and innovative program is modular and divided into scaffolding units; however, you can order and organize the content to best meet the needs of your students.

Standards Map

Use these handy at-a-glance guides to identify and select lessons that support the following standards:

  • Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
  • Common Core State Standards1
  • C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards
  • Family and Consumer Sciences National Standards, NASAFACS2
  • Council for Economic Education (CEE) National Standards for Financial Literacy

Featured Lesson Plans

These newly developed lessons offer an integrated approach to teach advanced financial concepts in an age- and developmentally-appropriate way. Check out these new lessons and help students understand important real-world financial concepts and situations.

Instructor Guides and Toolkits

The instructor guide condenses each online unit and includes activity worksheets for student use. The toolkit offers engaging activities that can be done in class to reinforce important financial topics in less than 45 minutes. Important financial concepts and problem solving are woven into all of the program’s units and materials to help students apply their understanding of responsible money management across different contexts.

1The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers are the sole owners and developers of the Common Core State Standards. © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

2The National Association of State Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences (NASAFACS) are the sole owners and developers of the Family and Consumer Sciences National Standards. © Copyright 2018. NASAFACS. All rights reserved.