Pennies to Paychecks

Financial Literacy

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Grades 5 - 9

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40 Minutes

Show Overview Video

Show Synopsis
Pennies to Paychecks is a play performed by two professional actors who engage 5-9 grade students through a series of improvisational comedy sketches, all while teaching about financial literacy. Taking suggestions from the audience, the actors allow the students to help create the show that they see, forming a unique program with each presentation. Along with the in-school assembly, student playbooks, teacher guides and online activities are provided to expand upon the educational content of the program.


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Educational Standards

EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

  • Take home pay (wages and deductions)
  • Saving and investing
  • Credit and debit cards
  • Forming a savings habit

MATERIALS INCLUDED

Teacher Guide The National Theatre for Children

Student Playbook

Teacher Guide The National Theatre for Children

Teacher Guide

Playworks.com Educational Games

Online Digital Learning Games on NTCplayworks.com