If You Made A Million by David M. Schwartz Illustrated by Steven Kellogg
What would you do if you made a million?
Through a mathematical magical tone, children learn how earning money, investing it, and accruing dividends and interest can turn into a million dollars.
I like how the illustrations include life-like coins and bills. This book is a wonderful writing prompt to get kids writing and drawing about what they would do with a million dollars or another large sum of money and promotes "making money means making choices." This can then lead to a lesson on wants versus needs and generous giving. .
Recommended for Grades K to 5th.
EarlyStart = MoneySmart Receives 2016 Financial Literacy Award from the Wisconsin Governor's Council on Financial Literacy
Governor Walker Honors 15 with 2016 Financial Literacy Award
Friday, January 6, 2017 - Press Release
Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced 15 individuals, businesses, and organizations as recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award, as selected by the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy.
“These individuals and organizations have a significant impact on citizens of all ages across the state by helping to enhance their personal financial knowledge and skills," Governor Walker said. “By developing their financial capabilities, our citizens become more savvy consumers, improve their quality of life, and, in the process, contribute to strengthening our economy.”
The recipients will be honored at a ceremony at the Capitol later this year. They were selected from 32 nominations submitted for consideration. Criteria considered during the screening process included innovative implementation, demonstrated measurable results, collaboration with partners, and whether the effort was focused on needs-based groups.
Recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards are:
Synopses of the recipients’ efforts can be found on the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) website here.
The Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy was created by Executive Order #24 and held its inaugural meeting in April of 2011. The mission of the Council is to measurably improve the financial literacy of Wisconsin citizens.
Council members include:
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