Money Sense


    “It’s very important to teach students basics of finance and help them understand the importance of financial responsibility early in life” ~Prof. Lidiya



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    Stacks and a jar of coins and paper for the Money Sense course at Athena's Advanced Academy
    InstructorProf. Lidiya Gettya
    Content LevelsGrades 5-6 • Upper Elementary
    Grades 6-7 • Middle School
    Grades 7-8 • Junior High
    Course Length16 weeks
    Live Webinars Held OnThursdays, 10:00 - 10:50 AM Pacific - 1/25/24 - 5/18/24

    We’ve all heard the phrase “money makes a world go ‘round”, but what does it actually mean? Where does money come from? Where it’s going? And how do we earn it? In this class, I’m excited to provide the opportunity for students to receive early financial education and training that will promote good financial habits all throughout their lives.

    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to all early concepts of Money Sense and Finance. This class is not designed to turn your kids into professional investors, rather, the main goal is to teach students basic yet important information needed to develop early financial responsibility and teach skills that will help them make smart financial decisions later in life.

    In this course students will learn:

    • History of Money
    • How people earn money
    • Money around the world
    • Charity starts at home
    • Banks and growing money
    • Credits and borrowing money
    • Credit cards and loans pros and cons
    • Saving Money
    • Investing
    • What is a Stock Market?
    • What is a Bond Market?
    • Money and Economy
    • Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Crowdfunding, Peer-to peer lending
    • Set Financial Goals
    • Make a budget
    • Job vs. Career
    • Avoid bad financial habits

    What to expect in the Required section in the classroom each week:

    • Read information on financial topics and discuss findings in a classroom forum.
    • Complete online and hands-on activities on the discussed topic.
    • Install and use various education apps.

    What to expect in the Highly Suggested & Optional sections in the classroom each week:

    • Videos and video tutorials about different financial topics.
    • Online games and interactive activities.
    • Listen for financial Podcasts for kids.
    • Curated resources, including websites & videos, are provided to excite learners and to add depth to the subject matter, or just for fun.

    What to expect during the weekly webinar:

    • Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Webinars are recorded and are available for students with schedule conflicts.
    • Primary instruction and guided discussions are provided during live webinars.
    • Active Participation (via the microphone and chat) is expected.

    Before taking this course, students should be able to: 

    • Respond constructively to their classmates’ ideas, even when disagreeing.
    • Follow the teacher’s instructions.
    • Be an active learner.

    Students should be willing to:

    • Actively participate (via the microphone and chat) in the class discussion.
    • Encourage class discussion by adding their questions/ideas in the chat window during the webinar.

    Required books & materials: