Global Money Week

Holding sessions as part of the classroom activity is a beneficial way for students to get a better overview of managing money wisely - budgeting, investing, spending, earning money, and developing entrepreneurial skills.

What is Economic Citizenship Education?

Economic Citizenship Education (ECE) is a combination of financial, social, and livelihood’s education – building the knowledge, skills and competences of youth, for their economic, social and personal well-being. Global Money Week provides a valuable opportunity for teachers, educational practitioners and others to get involved in advocating for greater economic education for children and youth through the Week’s activities, with the aim of fostering the long-term inclusion of financial, social and livelihoods skills and knowledge in their teaching.

The Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI) Team promotes ECE globally, and has developed a framework for linking ECE with access to appropriate financial services for young people to help them become financially capable and empowered economic citizens. We have created GMW Classroom Materials in collaboration with Aflatoun. These programs have been specifically adapted for the two age groups shown below. These files can be used for sessions to develop students’ financial literacy and skills, or as part of a wider plan for incorporating financial education in to your teaching lessons.

GMW Classroom Materials are made available for two different age groups:

1) Example programs for classroom involvement 10-14

2) Example programs for classroom involvement 15-18

Who can use these materials?

1) Teachers

2) Bankers who go to schools and give talks

3) Everyone else who is interested

Example GMW Classroom Materials for students age 10-14

These materials are divided into 6 different categories.

1. Needs and Wants

GMW Classroom Materials - Needs and Wants (English) Download here

GMW Classroom Materials - needs and Wants (French) Download here

GMW Classroom Materials - needs and Wants (Spanish) Download here

2. Saving Money

GMW Classroom Materials - Saving Money (English) Download here

GMW Classroom Materials - My Account (French) Download here

GMW Classroom Materials - My Account (Spanish) Download here

3. My Account

GMW Classroom Materials - My Account (English) Download here

GMW Classroom Materials - My Account (French) Download here

4. Saving Resources

GMW Classroom Materials - Saving Resources (English) Download here

GMW Classroom Materials - Saving Resources (French) Download here

GMW Classroom Materials - Saving Resources (Spanish) Download here

5. Introduction to Budgeting

GMW Classroom Materials - Intro to Budgeting (English) Download here

GMW Classroom Materials - Introduction to Budgeting (French) Download here

GMW Classroom Materials - Introduction to Budgeting (Spanish) Download here

6. Budgeting to Save

GMW Classroom Materials - Budgeting to Save (English) Download here

GMW Classroom Materials - Budgeting to Save (French) Download here

GMW Classroom Materials - Budgeting to Save (Spanish) Download here

7. Action Plan

GMW Classroom Materials - Healthy Friendships (English) Download here

GMW Classroom Materials - Action Plan (French) Download here

GMW Classroom Materials - Action Plan (Spanish) Download here

8. Life Goals

GMW Classroom Materials - Life Goals (English) Download here

GMW Classroom Materials - Life Goals (French) Download here

GMW Classroom Materials - Life Goals (Spanish) Download here

9. My Future

GMW Classroom Materials - My Future (English) Download here

GMW Classroom Materials - My Future (French) Download here

GMW Classroom Materials - My Future (Spanish) Download here

Example GMW Classroom Materials for students age 15-18

These materials are divided into 8 different lessons.

1. Budgeting

GMW Classroom Materials - Budgeting (English) Download here

2. Spending

GMW Classroom Materials - Spending (English) Download here

3. Learning about saving money

GMW Classroom Materials - Learning about saving money (English) Download here

4. Learning about spending money

GMW Classroom Materials - Learning about spending money (English) Download here

5. Creating a Budget

GMW Classroom Materials - Creating a Budget (English) Download here

6. Savings Options

GMW Classroom Materials - Savings Options (English) Download here

7. Learning about spending money

GMW Classroom Materials - Smart Savers (English) Download here

8. Borrowing Money

GMW Classroom Materials - Borrowing Money (English) Download here