Aug 12, 2021

Money Memes That Make You Smile

We all love to smile, teachers and students alike, and sometimes it’s just a simple meme or pun that can do the trick. A couple of months ago there were a few teachers sharing memes and puns that do just that in the FinLit Fanatics FaceBook community where over 6,000 teachers exchange ideas to teach personal finance: 

Thanks to Mary Barber and Mary Anne Bugbee for sending us a few fun memes. They inspired us to pull together 11 fun memes you can use with your students as a classroom hook or if you just need a chuckle. Click here to access the folder and download them for yourself.

We regularly offer the very popular Virtual Professional Development session “Creative Instruction: Money Memes”:

  • Click here to for the current Virtual Professional Development Schedule
  • Click here to register for the one-hour session on Aug 16, 2021, from 4:00 pm ET

At this session, teachers collaborate with one another to construct their own fun memes. Teachers will also have access to the template they can use to assign a similar activity for their own students. Below is a screenshot from the session of the template, group board, and attendee constructed examples:

If memes and puns interest you, have a look at our cartoon collection for each unit! Here are a few of my favorite:

About the Author

Brian Page

Making a difference in the lives of students through financial capability is Brian’s greatest passion. He comes to NGPF after fifteen years of public school teaching where he was the ‘11 Ohio Department of Education recipient of a Milken National Educator Award, the CEE Forbes Award winner, and a Money Magazine/CNN "Money Hero". He served on the working group for President Obama's Advisory Council on Financial Capability. He has private school experience as a Trustee for the Cincinnati Country Day School and was a past Ohio Jump$tart President. Brian holds a BBA and M.Ed. When Brian isn’t working alongside his NGPF teammates he is likely spending time with his wife, three children, and dog; hiking, or watching Ohio State football.

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