2013-2014 Curriculum

What is Currency?

Recommended for Grades K-1
Supports GPS MKN1, SSKE3, and M1N1

  • Identifying coins and their values
  • Identifying bills and their values
  • Exchanging coins and making change
Wants and Needs

Recommended for Grades K-3
Supports GPS SSKE4, SS1E4, SS2E4, and SS3E4

  • The difference between wants and needs
  • The importance of saving
Earning and Saving Money

Recommended for Grades 1-3
Supports GPS SS1E1, SS2E1, SS1E4, and SS3E4

  • What it means to earn money
  • What to do with earned money
  • The importance of saving
Saving and Spending

Recommended for Grades 4-5
Supports GPS SS4E2 and SS5E4

  • What it means to save earned money
  • Decision Making
  • Tracking money saved and spent
Budgeting with Goals

Recommended for Grades 4-5
Supports GPS SS4E2 and SS4E5

  • The definition of a goal
  • Setting savings goals
  • Budgeting
Checking and Money Management

Recommended for Grades 6-8
Supports GPS SS6E4, SS7E4, and SS8E4

  • How to write checks
  • Using a check/transaction register
  • Managing real life expenses
Budgeting and Saving

Recommended for Grades 6-8
Supports GPS SS6E4, SS7E4, and SS8E4

  • Calculating earned interest
  • Managing a savings account
  • Budgeting
Personal Finance 101

Recommended for Grades 9-12
Supports GPS SSEPF1, SSEPF2, SSEPF4, and SSEPF6

  • Managing a checking account
  • Managing expenses with a budget
  • Using credit

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