For October 15, 2008: Money and financial planning. Too boring for kids, right? NOT! Have them blast off to Planet Orange to explore the world of money, and they’ll be soon be setting a budget, understanding credit, and building savings goals for the future.
Cedric and Amy guide the virtual traveler to each continent where different concepts are explored. In Moneyland the topics deal with currency, value, and exchanging money. South Spending concentrates on prioritizing and organizing spending. Bargains, brands, and generic products are compared. The Republic of Savings provides insight into the challenges and rewards of saving strategies. Finally, visit Investor Islands to explore how money can grow. Profits and investing, the stock market, bonds, diversifying, and mutual funds are all explained. Really!!
There are lots of illustrations to supplement the text. Quizzes at the end of each continent test student understanding. Immediate feedback is provided. Teachers can register to enter the Teacher Resource Center for free educational materials. ING Direct sponsors this excellent site for explaining the many facets of money.
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