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Keys to Financial Success

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Cost

Keys to Financial Success is offered free of charge to schools and teachers. With free professional development and no textbooks to buy, Keys to Financial Success represents an excellent option for getting teachers and students started with personal financial education quickly.

Standards

Each lesson in the Keys to Financial Success program is correlated with the national content standards in economics and personal finance.

National Standards in Economics PDF Document
Council for Economic Education, 2010. Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics, 2nd Edition. New York.

National Standards in Personal Finance External Link
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, 2007. National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education. Washington, D.C.

For More Information

Todd Zartman,
Economic Education Specialist
(215) 574-6457
todd.zartman@phil.frb.org E-Mail Address

Sources of Curricula

Each Keys to Financial Success teacher receives the 165-page Keys to Financial Success Teacher’s Manual. This manual provides the teacher with the complete 54-lesson Keys to Financial Success course and is available free of charge from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The manual directs teachers to additional resources in the following curriculum materials, all of which are provided free of charge to those teachers who attend the Keys to Financial Success teacher-training offered each summer. Those teachers who choose not to participate in the teacher-training program may purchase these resources directly from their publishers.

Color Title Source
  Capstone: Exemplary Lessons for High School Economics Teacher’s Guide Lopus, J., J. Morton, R. Reinke, M. Schug, and D. Wentworth, 2003. Capstone: Exemplary Lessons for High School Economics Teacher’s Guide. New York: Council for Economic Education.
Available at http://store.councilforeconed.org External Link
  Capstone: Exemplary Lessons for High School Economics Student Activities Lopus, J., J. Morton, R. Reinke, M. Schug, and D. Wentworth, 2003. Capstone: Exemplary Lessons for High School Economics Student Activities. New York: Council for Economic Education.
Available at http://store.councilforeconed.org External Link
  Financial Fitness for Life Teacher’s Guide Morton, J. and M. Schug, 2001. Financial Fitness for Life: Bringing Home the Gold Grades 9-12. New York: Council for Economic Education.
Available at http://store.councilforeconed.org External Link
  Financial Fitness for Life Student Workouts Morton, J. and M. Schug, 2001. Financial Fitness for Life: Bringing Home the Gold Grades 9-12. New York: Council for Economic Education.
Available at http://store.councilforeconed.org External Link
  Financial Fitness for Life Teacher’s Guide, Grades 6-8 Flowers, B. and S. Gallaher, 2001. Financial Fitness for Life: Shaping Up Your Financial Future Grades 6-8. New York Council for Economic Education.
Available at http://store.councilforeconed.org External Link
  Financial Fitness for Life, Student Workouts, Grades 6-8 Flowers B. and S. Gallaher, 2001. Financial Fitness for Life: Shaping Up Your Financial Future Grades 6-8. New York Council for Economic Education.
Available at http://store.councilforeconed.org External Link
  Financial Fitness for Life Parents’ Guide Flowers B., S. Gallaher, J. Morton, and M. Schug, 2001. Financial Fitness for Life: Shaping Up Your Financial Future Parents' Guide Grades 6-12. New York: Council for Economic Education.
Available at http://store.councilforeconed.org External Link
  Keys Materials A CD-ROM of materials created by the authors. Available free of charge by contacting Todd Zartman.
  Learning, Earning, and Investing Caldwell, J., J. Davis, S. Gallagher, J. Lopus, J. Morton, M. Schug, M. Suiter, P. VanFossen, D. Wentworth, and W. Wood, 2004. Learning, Earning, and Investing: High School. New York: Council for Economic Education.
Available at http://store.councilforeconed.org External Link
  State Farm Insurance Lessons Available on Virtual Economics: CD-ROM - Version 3.0.
Available at http://store.councilforeconed.org External Link
  VISA Practical Money Skills VISA, 2000. Practical Money Skills. San Francisco: VISA U.S.A., Inc.
Available at http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com External Link