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Can fifth graders help create a class full of millionaires?

Each year, millions of people are crushed by the burden of debt. Millions more are empowered by the miracle of savings and investment. In this project, students will learn the essentials of financial literacy—and use those skills for good by getting high school students “interested” in making smart financial decisions. Watch as your students form meaningful relationships while coaching teens on important money management skills. 

Imagine if kids could help themselves and others make smart financial decisions. The skills they learn today could build solid habits to last a lifetime!

Project Learning Targets

Lesson 1: Students understand the way interest grows.

Lesson 2: Students understand the importance of delayed gratification.

Lesson 3: Students use division to calculate interest. 

Lesson 4: Students learn to apply the power of investment to their own lives.

Lesson 5: Students plan to teach the lessons they’ve learned to high school students.

Lesson 6: Students understand components of strong lesson plans.

Lesson 7: Students work collaboratively to create a lesson on debt and investment. 

Lesson 8: Students understand the incredible power of iterative thinking.

Lesson 9: Students change the lives of others by teaching them about debt and investment.

For lesson descriptions, download the project overview.

What is included with your project? 

Sample Online Resources
  • Financial Literacy and Rabbits (YouTube 3:47) 
  • Donut Cost Calculator 
  • Million Dollar Challenge (YouTube 5:54) 
  • ”Money Multiplies” Game 
  • Risky Business Simulator 
  • And so much more!
Kit Supplies
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Dry Yeast
  • Dish Soap
  • Food Coloring
  • One-Liter Bottle
  • Dice
  • English Language Arts: Opinion Writing
  • Math: Division with Decimals
  • Science: Physical and Chemical Changes
  • Social Studies: Collaborative Action
  • Social-Emotional Learning: Self-Management and Responsible Decision-Making
  • Investing Advice from a Finance Expert
  • Ask the Banker
  • Invest in the Future
  • Connect with Community
Compound Ideas

Money isn’t the only thing that grows faster and faster over time; help your class realize how ideas can, too!

  • Rules and Routines
  • Risk-Taking and Perseverance

To see a complete list of what’s included in your project, download the project overview.

Each Blue Apple Project Includes:

  • Engaging lessons designed to make learning memorable, meaningful, and fun
  • PBL Supports such as: real-world connections, collaboration options, cross-curricular content, and just-in-time professional development
  • Time-saving links to dozens of curated online resources
  • Kit of supplies that bring your project to life
  • Access to a Project Coach to ask questions and share ideas... you're never alone!

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