Money Matters is a free financial literacy program for West Virginia’s classrooms.
Money Matters is an interactive personal finance presentation that offers specific information
about protecting your identity, avoiding fraud, understanding credit card abuse, and the basics
about saving and investing. Over 35,000 students have experienced the hands-on stock market game
and/or corporation game that have been part of the presentation since its inception in 2000. If
educators would like to go beyond the 30 to 90 minute presentation and game, an introduction and links
to the new Money Matters instructional guides are below.
Money Matters curricula have been created that include content developed by West Virginia teachers
that are aligned with the West Virginia Department of Education’s new Next Generation (NxG) content
standards and objectives. Teachers can utilize these new Money Matters Instructional Guides for middle
and high school grades (5-12), and can integrate Money Matters into the core curriculum for each grade.
Some grades are linked to math content, some to social studies and economics, or a little of both, and
many of the guides include group activities, writing, and the use of technology in their programs. Each
instructional guide includes a learning plan, academic prompts, worksheets, and links to resources.
The culminating product for each includes participation in a Money Matters presentation, which can be
scheduled with the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office by completing the Online Seminar Request Form.
FBLA-PBL Chapters: The West Virginia Online Stock Market Game curriculum can be found here:
West Virginia Online Stock Market Simulation 2014-2015
5th Grade: Money Matters Instructional Guide: It’s not what you buy; it’s where you buy it!
6th Grade: Money Matters Instructional Guide: Who makes the flakes?
7th Grade: Money Matters Instructional Guide: Hey Pop, who’s your daddy?
8th Grade: Money Matters Instructional Guide: Is it a markup, or a markdown?
9th Grade: Money Matters Instructional Guide: Don’t go it alone. Mutual funds are what to own!
10th Grade: Money Matters Instructional Guide: Time (and money) is on your side!
11th Grade: Money Matters Instructional Guide: What to know before you owe.
12th Grade: Money Matters Instructional Guide: Who are you?
If you are an educator interested in searching the Jumpstart’s online
clearinghouse for personal finance material, please go to the following website:
Download a free West Virginia specific investor education teaching guide.
Money Matters Newsletters
Money Matters Spring 2015 - Newsletter
Money Matters Winter 2012-2013 - Newsletter
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