12 sessions, each 45-55 minutes in length
Young Adult (16-24+)
This instructor-led course is for young adults. Students need access to Stash101 on their own device to successfully engage in all simulated activities within the course.
- Lesson 1: Your Money Personality Quiz
- Lesson 2: Explore Stash101 and Money-Related Terms
- Lesson 3: Budgeting for Your Simulated Life
- Lesson 4: Unexpected Life Expenses and Exploring a Company’s Benefits
- Lesson 5: All about Credit
- Lesson 6: Credit Cards, Scores, and Choices
- Lesson 7: Investing 101 & Diversification Jenga
- Lesson 8: Investment Simulator & The Power of Compound Interest
- Lesson 9: Research and Gallery Walk
- Lesson 10: The History and Future of Money
- Lesson 11: Behavioral Finance
- Lesson 12: Reflection
- Lesson 13: Stash101 Fantasy Investing
Original PayGrade Lesson Plans for Units 4-8 of Financial Literacy Course
Old PayGrade Lesson Plans
Here you'll find the original PayGrade lesson plans for Units 4-8 of the Financial Literacy Course (now Secondary). You'll also find lightly revised lesson plans for all of Primary (Classroom Economy), along with Secondary Units 1-3.
(job training sheets, parent consent forms, community donations, etc)
Here you will find all of the additional add-ons to Stash101 like banker/entrepreneur/hr/payroll training cheat sheets, parental consent forms, community donation letter for auctions and more.
1 unit, 8 lesson plans
Primary (classroom economy)
Primary lesson plans are designed for grades K–8+. These lessons focus on using Stash101 as an online classroom economy and classroom management system that features hands-on money management and rewards for positive behaviors. The lessons are fairly short and gradually roll out the economy for both educators and students. Lessons align to Jump$tart personal finance standards and integrate CASEL competencies. *Note—while K–8 is suggested, teachers of other grades may find these lessons appropriate. We encourage you to pick and choose the lessons that work best for you.
3 units, 30+ lesson plans
Secondary (Stash101 roll out, all about banking, intro to crypto)
Secondary lesson plans are designed for grades 8+ to explicitly teach personal finance skills. Key concepts build on each other in every unit and from unit to unit. Each lesson connects to a Stash101 feature, so students learn skills through an activity, apply the skills to their simulated banking lives, and then revisit those skills throughout the course. Lessons align to Jump$tart personal finance standards and integrate CASEL competencies. While grades 8+ are suggested, teachers of other grades may find these lessons appropriate. We encourage you to pick and choose the lessons that work best for you. NOTE: You'll find the original PayGrade lesson plans for Units 1-8 can be found at this url https://www.stash.com/stash101/lesson-plans-homepage