Literature-Based Finance Lessons for Kids

March 12th, 2007 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:
Wise Pockets

Note: Although this website is designed for students ages 8-11, older students and adults may benefit from the info here as

List member Anna Guy (in Australia) recommended today’s website provided by
the University of Missouri. It is designed to help classroom students in
grades 3-6 become more knowledgeable about personal finance including
saving, investing, and using credit. The lessons and activities can be
easily adjusted for homeschool students.

WHAT IS UNIQUE here, is that personal finance concepts and lessons are
taught through the use of children’s literature. Wise Pockets has selected
books with themes that relate to money, and developed lesson plans and
activities that extend the learning to help students become better money
managers. There are 13 book titles in all that include:

  • The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble With Money by Jan and Stan Berenstain
  • The Leaves In October by Karen Ackerman
  • Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
  • Not for a Billion Gazillion Dollars by Paul Danziger
  • Meet Molly, An American Girl by Valerie Tripp
  • From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
  • and more!

Click on any title and a new page opens with a free, printable, classroom
lesson containing objectives, detailed instruction procedure steps, activity
sheets, and extension/enrichment recommendations.

Bookmark this site so you can return to check out the new lessons that will
be added periodically.


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