THE CITY where youth explore a world of money and temptation

Designed for either in-class or self-guided on-line use, THE CITY’s approach blends fictional characters with real-life financial activities and decisions, organized in hands-on, activity-based format. Eleven modules introduce key financial topics, starting with the basic lesson of distinguishing needs from wants. Along the way, students learn from eight ‘life stage characters’ – a collection of “reality show”-style personalities who face various financial circumstances. Easy to grasp, the program can be adapted to any classroom and includes downloadable lesson plans, student handouts and on-line modules.

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THE CITY Financial Life Skills Web Conferences
Teacher Training Available!
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Educators are invited to check out The Money Belt, an online resource that is dedicated to teaching financial life skills — the basics about money and the financial world in an easy-to-understand way that is relevant to high school students.

The Money Belt offers interactive tools, quizzes, polls and more attention-grabbing resources to interest your students in financial matters. To visit the website, click here.