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Colorado Academic Standards - Personal Financial Literacy Resource Bank


Teaching the Personal Financial Literacy expectations embedded within the Colorado Academic Standards is supported through a wide array of free instructional resources. This webpage lists classroom resources for K-12, educator professional development, scholarship opportunities for students, and instructional tools for teaching personal finance. If you are an educator in Colorado and have suggestions for a great free resource please email Tory Tripp. For additional opportunities please check Professional Development.


Elementary School resource Elementary

Middle School resource Middle

High School resource High

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Venture Valley Business Simulation Game

Venture Valley is an award-winning business simulation game where players take on the highs and lows of being a business owner and entrepreneur. Available for free on PC and mobile (iOS and Android) and with no in-app purchases or ads, Venture Valley has been recognized for excellence in teaching financial literacy and entrepreneurship, winning first-place recognition from the Serious Play Awards and the Tech & Learning Awards, and the International Educational Games Competition at the European Conference on Games Based Learning.

Type of Resource:

  • Interactive Games
  • Classroom Resource
  • Digital


  • Personal Finance
  • Critical Thinking
  • Entrepreneurship


Free Resource!


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