Nebraska State

State Standards

We compared our curriculum and the core financial literacy concepts that are covered in our Budget and Stock Games to the personal finance standards for the state of Nebraska.

A list of the Nebraska Social Studies Standards are below, along with a selection of activities from our games and library that align with each standard. Our curriculum library contains over 300 total lessons that can be customized for every class, so this may not include every lesson that may apply for each standard.

Course Outlines, Lesson Plans & Student Activities

Students will learn through playing the interactive online games, as well as completing the self-graded lessons that were designed to keep young learners engaged.

When you order PersonalFinanceLab™ for your class, you’ll also get access to course outlines, lesson plans, student activities and grading rubrics that tie everything together.

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We’re here to help engage your students to learn how to manage their money responsibly. Learn more about each of the main features and see how we can help transform your class.

Personal Budgeting Game

A monthly budget game with real-life scenarios and consequences.

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Stock Market Game

Build your students confidence in the financial markets as they learn how to invest their money wisely.

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Embedded Curriculum

Self-graded lessons aligned to National and Jump$tart Standards.

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Nebraska Financial Literacy Standards Alignment

Find out which of our lessons or games reinforce the individual
knowledge statements from the Nebraska Social Studies Standards.

Notice (last updated July 2022): Nebraska recently passed a graduation requirement for a new Personal Finance class for high school students. Our curriculum team will update our standards alignment for Nebraska will be updated as soon as the updated standards are made available, along with any required revisions to our library.


Long-Term Game
Comprehensive Chapter
Short Lesson
Interactive Calculator
Includes Automatically-Graded Assessment

Standard Activity
Economic Decision Making
Make decisions by systematically considering alternatives and consequences through the use of cost benefit analysis. Budget Game – Core Component
Lesson – Budgeting
Lesson – Budgeting and Spending Strategies
Lesson – Spending and Savings Plans
Lesson – Researching Spending
Assess the incentives for investing in personal education, skills, and talents. Lesson – Pay Yourself First
Lesson – Good Debt, Bad Debt
Lesson – Career Development
Lesson – Work VS Study
Lesson – What are Incentives?
Financial Literacy
Develop a budget using a financial record keeping tool. Budget Game – Core Component
Compare and contrast different types of banking accounts and features. Lesson – Banks, Credit Unions, and Savings and Loans
Lesson – Debit Cards
Lesson – Preparing for Retirement
Assess the effects of taxes on personal income. Lesson – Taxation Overview
Lesson – Common Tax Deductions
Lesson – Common Tax Additions
Lesson – Sales Tax
Compare and contrast possible career choices. Lesson – Career Development
Lesson – Income and Compensation
Lesson – Work or Study
Lesson – Starting a Business
Compare and contrast the costs and benefits of different types and sources of credit and debt. Lesson – Using Credit
Lesson – Good Debt, Bad Debt
Investigate strategies to effectively manage debt and factors that influence credit ratings. Budget Game – Core Component
Lesson – Credit Reports
Lesson – Managing Debt
Explain the importance of saving and investing early to ensure financial security. Budget Game – Core Component
Lesson – Pay Yourself First
Lesson – Building Wealth
Lesson – Planning Long Term Purchases
Lesson – Preparing for Retirement
Activity – Use the Saving to be a Millionaire Calculator
Activity – Use the Compound Interest Calculator
Develop an investment strategy to achieve short- and long-term goals utilizing a variety of investment vehicles. Lesson – Investing Strategies
Lesson – Building a diversified portfolio
Activity – Use the Net Worth Calculator
Examine appropriate and cost effective risk management strategies. Lesson – Risk
Lesson – Protecting Against Fraud
Lesson – Home Owner’s Insurance
Lesson – Life Insurance
Exchange and Markets
Summarize the role of competition, markets, and prices. Lesson – Benefits of Competition
Lesson – Supply and Demand Examples in the Stock Market
Lesson – What is the New York Stock Exchange?
Lesson – Understanding Price Movements
Lesson – Inflation
Illustrate how markets determine changing equilibrium prices through supply and demand analysis. Lesson – Supply and Demand Examples in the Stock Market
Hypothesize how competition between sellers could result in lower prices, higher quality products, and better customer service. Lesson – Benefits of Competition
Lesson – Labor and Productivity
Lesson – What is Specialization?
Investigate possible causes and consequences of shortages and surpluses. Lesson – Why is there Scarcity?
Lesson – The Business Cycle
Lesson – What is Supply?
Lesson – What is Demand?
National Economy
Explain how various economic institutions have played a role in United States economic policy and practice. Lesson – Government impact on the economy
Lesson – Monetary Policy
Lesson – Fiscal Policy Explained
Lesson – What is the Federal Reserve?
Calculate and describe the impact of economic indicators. Lesson – Major Economic Indicators (GDP, CPI, Jobs)
Lesson – Gross Domestic Product
Lesson – Unemployment
Describe the functions and role of the Federal Reserve System and its influence through monetary policy. Lesson – Monetary Policy
Lesson – What is the Federal Reserve?
Assess how property rights are defined, enforced, and limited by government. Lesson – Property Rights
Examine how governments utilize taxation to provide goods and services to society. Lesson – Fiscal Policy Explained
Evaluate the effectiveness of government policies altering market outcomes. Lesson – Government impact on the economy
Lesson – Monetary Policy
Lesson – Fiscal Policy Explained
Lesson – What are Price Controls?
Critique government policies and regulations in areas of market failure. Lesson – What is Economics?
Lesson – Externalities
Lesson – Understanding Price Movements
Lesson – Stock Market Crash of 1929
Explore various forms of taxation including income, sales, and capital gains and examine how governments can use taxing and spending policies to influence behavior. Lesson – Taxation Overview
Lesson – Sales Tax
Examine the impact of fiscal policy on budget deficits/surpluses and national debt. Lesson – Fiscal Policy Explained
Global Economy
Explore comparative advantage among different countries. Lesson – Comparative Advantage
Lesson – International Trade
Analyze the impact on prices and quantities of various trade policies, both domestically and internationally. Lesson – International Trade
Lesson – What are Price Controls?
Lesson – What is Economic Growth?

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