Activity Idea: Service Project Teaches Savings Concept to Elementary School Students
Great service project idea for your high school students: Develop a skit to teach younger students about an important personal finance concept: saving, budgeting, being careful with your purchases, etc..
From the Arlington Citizen:
Students in Shawna Koger’s macroeconomics class at Arlington High School wrote and performed skits to teach elementary students about financial literacy last week as part of Money Smart Nebraska Week. One group even created a video parody of Meghan Trainor’s song “All About That Bass” to teach the students about saving.
As for the learning that took place…
“It’s good for some of these kids who have never been on stage in front of people, so it’s more of a learning experience for the high school kids, too,” Koger said.”
It looks like they had fun too!
Check out the NGPF Lesson on How To Create A Public Service Announcement.
About the Author
Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.