Spring 2016

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


This project aims to prepare our youth to be successful in the global economy by addressing the issue of financial literacy. Findings reveal that there is no consistent source from where our elementary aged children receive their financial knowledge. In response, this project implements four lesson plans in a third grade classroom with the goal to find out if third graders are capable to grasp different financial topics. The efforts were a success; the class was able to understand most of the financial literacy concepts and they seemed very interested in money-management skills and pretending to be entrepreneurs.