From the commercials to the billboards, holiday shopping (and spending) can often spark great conversations with students. If you’re looking to start a financial literacy conversation with your students during this time of year, or if you want to share some great curriculum resources with parents, take a look at one of our partners in education, PwC. Formerly Price Waterhouse Cooper, PwC and Discovery Education have built a solid collection of videos, lesson plans, PowerPoint handouts, and assessments focused on topics like credit and debt, financial responsibility and decision-making, home buying, and even the stock market. Click on the Planning and Money Management section from the PwC Financial Literacy Curriculum to help prepare your students and even build financial acumen this holiday season.
Additionally, head on over to the Financial Literacy Award section of the site where PwC is accepting submissions until December 15, 2012. Part of PwC’s Earn Your Future program, the Financial Literacy Award recognizes the achievements of educators who prepare their students to make responsible financial decisions and contribute to a healthier economy. All you have to do is create a 1-3 minute video showing how you are bringing the topic to life, enter the application process, and have the opportunity to win up to $5,000 for your school. Good luck!