Dollar Wars: Empire Strikes Cash

Financial Literacy \ Self Control \ Empathy

It‘s hard to fit in when you’re he new kid, especially when you are from a different planet!

Meet Joey, an alien from another galaxy whose family has resettled in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Adjusting to a new culture can be challenging and scary. But luckily Joey’s new friend, Riley, is ready to show him the ropes and help him understand earth money. Join their adventure as they travel from neighborhood to neighborhood on their skateboards and learn important lessons about Self-control, empathy, and financial literacy.

Learning Objectives

  • Define credit, interest, loans, self-control, and value
  • Learn the difference between a want and a need
  • Discover that money is finite—once it is spent it is no longer available for other things
  • Discover safe ways kids can earn money
  • Demonstrate smart and ethical ways to spend our money by using our self-control
  • Teach basic budgeting habits and ways to keep their money safe
  • Show every family is different in how much money they have and how they choose to spend it
  • Remind students that a person’s human value does not change when they have more or less money