Just One Resource - PROJECT: Create a Scam Guidebook

May 23, 2018
Just One Resource, Financial Literacy, Identity Theft


  Just One Resource  


In this new weekly blog post, Jessica will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later. 


[The Resource]  PROJECT: Create a Scam Guidebook

The Gist: Financial scams are everywhere, out to get you if you're not vigilant. As the school year draws to a close, why not have your students deep dive into the nitty-gritty of how different scams work and how to protect themselves using this fun group project and presentation?  

The Best Parts: 

  • Students start from the same foundational resource -- a comprehensive guidebook of different types of financial scams -- but then have the option to do their own online research, too, to increase their knowledge base. 
  • This is a group project, perfect for the end of the school year when students are chatty and maybe too worn out to do a full project on their own
  • Each group prepares slides and presents to the rest class, so communication and presentation skills are on display. They also gain experience working in Google Slides
  • A "follow along" graphic organizer is provided so that students are accountable for notetaking while other groups present

Cheating by adding another cool resource -- this infographic from Visual Capitalist talks explicitly about investing scams. 


About the Author

Jessica Endlich

When I started working at Next Gen Personal Finance, it's as though my undergraduate degree in finance, followed by ten years as an educator in an NYC public high school, suddenly all made sense.