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Financial Literacy Curriculum

The resources, lessons and activities in this guide are aligned with Ohio’s high school Model Financial Literacy Curriculum. The guide covers 18 weeks (1 semester) and is divided into 3-week long units for each of the six topics. Each topic’s content statements have been sequenced so that new subject matter builds on concepts already covered. Learning expectations are found under each day's lesson selection.

This guide contains resources drawn primarily from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’s Econ Lowdown® economic education website, with additional material from the Cleveland Fed and other Federal Reserve System websites, and from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Multiple resources are provided for teaching each content statement to allow for more choice when tailoring lesson plans.

Many of the resources in the curriculum guide are housed on Econ Lowdown, educators are able to access the entire guide on this platform.

Click here for instructions on how to use Econ Lowdown and create the free accounts needed to use the curriculum guide.

Once classes and student accounts are created, teachers can select lessons and other material and track student progress using the online teacher portal. For a more tailored experience teachers can digitally select which resources to assign and which ones to delete when using the guide within the Econ Lowdown platform.