Financial Education Curriculum for Middle School Social Studies

Throughout the state of North Carolina, middle school social studies teachers are tasked with the job of including personal finance and economic standards into the rest of their curriculum, which is often a daunting task—how do you incorporate individual financial responsibility into a lesson on the Inca civilization? How do you teach the concept of credit to eighth graders when you don’t have any background in finance yourself?

Since creating the Students Achieving Proficiency and Prosperity-S.A.P.P. Curriculum in early 2016 as a resource for middle school social studies teachers to incorporate elements of personal finance into their classrooms, the Center for Smart Financial Choices has been busy promoting the no-cost set of lessons, resulting with teachers from ten different counties in North Carolina using the material.

CFSFC provides professional development opportunities for this curriculum. Contact our Youth Program Educator at for information on how to bring the  Curriculum to your students. 

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