Financial Literacy

Teaching Students About Credit

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Now more than ever, it’s essential that young people know how to use credit cards wisely and manage their debt, before they learn the hard way. This video features Lauren Popkoff, a teacher at Brooklyn College Academy in Brooklyn, New York. As Lauren lifts the veil off of credit, she outlines a lesson she teaches her high school students to arm them with the knowledge they need to make wise financial decisions. In this lesson, Lauren presents the advantages and disadvantages of credit, compares credit card offers with her students, discusses ways to establish credit, and highlights the credit card act of 2009.

Mentors Helping First-Generation College Students

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Learn how tnAchieves helps first generation college students as they prepare for college through mentoring, scholarship opportunities, and advising in this video from American Graduate Day 2013. The steps required to prepare for, apply to, and finance a college education are challenging for all students, but they can be especially daunting when you are the first person in your family to pursue higher education. tnAchieve helps students with challenging tasks, such as completing the FAFSA application, and connects the students with mentors. Use the FAFSA Guide handout in the Support Materials section to help students apply for financial aid.

Making Money: Rosen Real Readers (Unabridged)

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Financial literacy can start at an early age, leading to a lifetime of benefits. Here's a children's book on the all-important topic of how to make money.

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Making Money: Rosen Real Readers (Unabridged)

Modern Art

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Buy your way to fame & fortune with Modern Art, the high stakes gallery auction game.

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High
Content Area: 
Math
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
60 min.
Modern Art

Chicago Express

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America's industrial boom would have been unthinkable without the railroads. It was only possible to open up this huge country by transporting the necessary materials over long distances.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
60 min.
Chicago Express

Power Grid

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Earning money with electric power? Earning lots of money with electric power? A very good idea!!! Should I use coal or oil to generate power in the old-fashioned way or will their be a shortage of those resources in the future? Will there be a future in burning garbage?

Grade Level: 
High
Content Area: 
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
90 min.
Power Grid

Black Friday

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When you invest in the stock exchange, you want to buy low and sell high! But it does not always go that way, so sometimes you will need subsidies from the government to keep investing.

Grade Level: 
High
Content Area: 
Math
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
60 min.
Black Friday

High Society

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In Reiner Knizia's High Society, players bid against each other to acquire the various trappings of wealth (positive-number and multiplier cards) while avoiding its pitfalls (negative number and divisor cards).

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
Play Time: 
20 min.
High Society

For Sale

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Going once! Going twice! Sold to the highest bidder! In this perfectly-crafted bidding game, players are forced to make a multitude of difficult decisions every minute…and that’s just in the first phase of the game!

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
Family/Consumer Science
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
20 min.
For Sale