Research shows that students learn a considerable amount of their economic decision making outside of the classroom. Therefore, a key ingredient for any student’s successful learning is the involvement of caring adults in their education. These Parent Guides contain fun activities that parents and students can do together to enhance learning personal financial principles and skills. The Parent Guides link to the content contained in the FFFL Teacher Guide and Student Workbook at the same grade level, and are a valuable out-of-classroom enhancement to the lessons students are learning during the school day.
Lessons for younger students frequently emphasize narrative drama, and physical representations of economics and personal finance concepts. Lessons for older students illustrate certain uses of more abstract representations.