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Video Contest: Teaching K-12 Students Financial Literacy

By Francesca Duffy — March 26, 2013 1 min read

In an effort to recognize Financial Literacy Month in April, the Council for Economic Education has announced a Facebook contest for teachers to demonstrate creative ways to incorporate personal-finance lessons in the classroom.

The CEE is asking K-12 teachers to record a 30-second video of themselves demonstrating a class activity or project related to financial literacy, and to post it to the organization’s Facebook page. Two winners (one selected by popular vote and one by the CEE) will receive awards of $1,000 each and a complimentary registration to the CEE’s annual conference.

The idea of infusing financial lessons into classroom instruction seems to be a hot topic as of late. Just last month, the U.S. Treasury Department announced their plan to unveil a website for teachers that will offer ready-made personal-finance lessons, aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.