I started thinking about where I would find information about why teaching personal financial literacy to students is important. I also wanted to know more about the various programs schools have developed to teach our kids about personal financial literacy. To answer those questions I visited the Wisconsin Digital Archives! Here are just a couple of reports available in the Wisconsin Digital Archives detailing the importance of teaching personal financial literacy as well as the various programs schools use to engage students:
Wisconsin Financial Literacy Report : an Interim View of Wisconsin’s Financial Literacy Legacy and Future
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To help support educators in the development of Personal Financial Literacy programs, I’ve also provided a few additional online resources:
Resources from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction:
- Wisconsin’s Model Academic Standards for Personal Financial Literacy
- Planning Curriculum in Personal Financial Literacy
- Consumer and Family Sciences Standards
Additional Online Resources:
- Financial Literacy: TEACH IT! A companion to the standards and curriculum guide from the Department of Public Instruction, in conjunction the Educational Communications Board (ECB), these resources will provide educators with the tools they need to effectively teach financial literacy.
- Financial Resource Literacy Center Access games to increase students’ money smarts for K-12 educators from the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions.
- Department of Financial Institutions Kids Page Access financial literacy resources designed especially for younger students.
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