Financial Literacy in Content Area by Kelly Grandgenett
As a substitute teacher and mother of 3 children, financial literacy is a topic that is an ongoing conversation and one that can be infused in many situations. This can take the form of a spontaneous mini lesson as the opportunity arrises or also part of a defined curriculum topic. Across subjects, in language arts for example, literature can be a jumping point as characters are explored (including their choices or lot in life). These situations can be real learning opportunities for students as they explore how a character's financial unraveling could have been prevented. In my own home, this is an ongoing conversation with our children about decision making, impulsiveness (cause & effect) and seeing the bigger picture and planning ahead.