Warren Buffet, one of the most successful investors in the world, has joined with AOL Kids to create a website for children called Secret Millionaires Club. The economics-based site has a weekly video episode, cartoon-like, for your students to view. Your students may also play finance-related games, or create a practice stock portfolio.
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Especially for Elementary Grades
Very Nice. Thank you!
gina brown says
Very cool link! Lots of possibilities there to learn about finances and money planning. Thanks for sharing!
This looks great! Thanks for sharing.
Probably a minority viewpoint, but I’ll post nonetheless. I agree that children need accurate grounding in economics and in financial matters at an age younger than such usually are provided. It bothers me greatly, though, when children are taught that making money for the sake of making money is a positive value. Just as bad, that such activity is promoted as “fun”. That worldview is what I sense at the website.
Lori Seaborg says
Thanks for posting, Antonia! Great point!
You are so gracious, Lori! I struggled with whether or not I should post my reaction. There are many who would disagree with me, and I would have offended them, for no useful purpose. . . . There are other economics/finance oriented educational websites which seem to stick more with the “informational” approach. For example, one that I like is
I remember using this lesson from there when my children were young: http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=389&type=student
Again, thank you.
Lori Seaborg says
Ooo, I hadn’t seen that one yet. I like informational better, too. In all things, actually, now that I’m thinking about it! Thanks for the link!