Curriculum Overview

From the first Kindergarten lesson to last 12th grade lesson, each aspect of the ChooseFI Foundation financial literacy curriculum supports educators and their work fostering essential financial literacy skills in all learners.

Our Curriculum, The Common Core, and More

We know money intersects with every aspect of life, and the ChooseFI curriculum was designed with this in mind. The curriculum at each grade level has been carefully aligned to the Common Core State Standards in literacy and math, the Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics, and National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Students of all ages are challenged to develop their literacy skills, apply mathematical principles to real-life money problems, and discuss the impact of money on an individual and societal level. No matter your content area, our curriculum can help you integrate financial literacy into your classroom. Explore our curriculum to see how we can help you get started today!

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Elementary School

From initial introductions to concepts of time and money to skills like saving and investing, the focus of each lesson keeps elementary students in mind.

Sample lessons include:

1. Budgeting for your first pet
2. How to set goals
3. How to evaluate purchasing decisions

Pre-K Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd-5th Grade
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Middle School

The middle school curriculum will help students build on fundamental financial literacy skills, challenging them to learn new concepts and set goals with the future in mind.

Sample lessons include:

1. Debating the pros and cons of credit cards
2. Setting SMART goals for high school and beyond
3. Brainstorming possible future business ideas

6th-8th Grade
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High School

As high schoolers transition into adulthood, they need opportunities to strengthen financial skills that will set them up for success after graduation.

Sample lessons include:

1. Space Quest - needs versus wants
2. Investing in the stock market challenge
3. Entrepreneurship project

9th-12th Grade The Simple Startup
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Additional Curriculum Components

In addition to providing engaging and thought-provoking lessons, the ChooseFI Foundation has also gathered and created additional curriculum components to support, enrich, and extend classroom instruction.

Resources

Explore electronic glossaries, preview digital tools, and gather additional print and digital resources tailored to each grade level to extend and enrich each unit.

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Performance Assessments

Challenge students to demonstrate their knowledge and change their money behaviors with portfolio assessments and project-based learning opportunities.

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About Us

The ChooseFI Foundation Curriculum will guide students to become financially literate in today's world, with a focus on becoming financially independent. Certified and experienced educators with a passion for improving the financial literacy of our youth designed these lessons, resources, and assessments for any educator who wants to bring financial literacy into their classroom.

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Curriculum Contributors

PreSchool

Writing Team
Lindsay Giroux

Elementary School

Writing Team
Danielle Mendonsa
Jenna Reich
Kelli Thompson

Review Team
Denise Radecke
Yuki Yano
Steven Harms
Jenna Reich

Middle School

Writing Team
Mandy Bert
Scott Barrett
Nancy Bachety
Brian Barfoot
Tamar Snyder
Sean Guerrero McCormick
Hemang Srikishan
Ryan Moran

Review Team
Stephanie Belbis
Zachary Holz
Craig Mills

High School

Writing Team
Rob Phelan
Miriam Giardina
Shaun Nesheim
Tom Lewandowski

Review Team
Jolie Viguers
Yuki Yano
Denise Radecke
Jesse Carillo
Zachary Holz