Financial Literacy Curriculum
The FirstRoot financial literacy curriculum empowers both teachers and students to learn core life skills in financial literacy, civics, design thinking and democracy. With our curriculum resources, teachers can bring Participatory Budgeting programs to their school.
Our financial literacy curriculum has been developed based on the Jump$tart National Standards for Financial Education and is available for anyone. So, join the FirstRoot community, download our app, create your account, and run Participatory Budgeting programs in your school with our education curriculum resources!
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Lesson plan for financial education via Participatory Budgeting
Discover phase in a PB Cycle is about making sure you’re prepared: you understand the theme, have established your budget, and understand who is involved. In the FirstRoot financial literacy curriculum, Discover phase is about making sure that your students are prepared for financial literacy.
Dream phase in a PB Cycle is about dreaming big: creating ideas that align to the theme. In the FirstRoot financial literacy curriculum, Dream phase is about giving your students permission to explore their world and the options that make sense for them.
Design phase in a PB Cycle is about making sure proposals are desirable, viable, feasible, and sustainable. In the FirstRoot financial literacy curriculum, Design phase is about helping your students develop the skills to realize their financial goals.
04. Ballot Creation
Ballot Creation in a PB Cycle is about selecting the best proposals. In the FirstRoot financial literacy curriculum, you can discuss the ballot creation process with students or just keep moving into the next lessons.
Decide phase in a PB cycle is where students get to make their choices. In the FirstRoot Financial Literacy curriculum, you can help prepare students for voting by helping them consider how they make decisions.
Do phase in a PB cycle is where students can experience the impact of their choices. In the FirstRoot Financial Literacy curriculum, students use the Do phase to learn how to put their personal financial plans in action.
07. Additional Lessons
The duration of each phase of a PB cycle is unique: sometimes Ideation will be done in a few days, while other times Ideation will take a few weeks. To help educators manage