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Admongo INTERACTIVE - 'Welcome to Admongo where advertising is all around you. Online. Outside. On television. Who makes ads? How do they work? What do they want you to do?' Explore, discover, and learn about advertising on this website. The HTML version is accessible to those who use assistive technologies, and also provides direct access to the information presented in the Admongo game; for kids aged 8-12 (U.S. Federal Trade Commission). You Are Here INTERACTIVE is a 'virtual mall' where you can play games, design ads, chat with customers and store owners, and more. You'll learn about advertising & marketing techniques; business competition; protecting your privacy & identity; bogus modeling offers, 'free' vacations, 'miracle' products & other rip-offs; and more. (U.S. Federal Trade Commission). Ad Decoder INTERACTIVE exposes the truth about the messages behind ads you see every day (2013, CDC.gov). Price of Happiness is a lesson plan to help explore the connection between self-image, self-esteem, and advertising; for teachers and students, grades 8 to 12. You'll find lots of additional materials on issues related to marketing that targets children and youth on the Media Smarts Marketing & Consumerism page. (Media Smarts; Canadian organization). See also Media Messages About Body Shape and Size, below.

Early Bird Savings Club INTERACTIVE - Basic lessons on spending and saving money; for elementary school students. Also explains what a credit union is, and the difference between banks and credit unions (2011, CU Solutions Group, a credit union technology & marketing service organization).

Federal Reserve System - A brief look at the Federal Reserve System, its history, purpose and functions, with links to related topics; high school and up.

Great Minds Think: A Kid's Guide to Money - This colorful booklet helps middle-school-aged children learn about concepts such as earning, spending, budgeting, and saving. Click here for online activities INTERACTIVE. (2007 - 2017, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland)

Invest Quest INTERACTIVE - Get a glimpse of your future as your investing intelligence is put to the test in this interactive game (2014, U.S. Federal Trade Commission). You'll find related resources at Saving & Investing for Students. (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission).

Media Messages About Body Shape and Size - An overview of how media affects your ideas about your body and attractiveness, and tips for media self care (National Eating Disorders Association). For more about body image, eating disorders, and related topics, see South Plainfield Public Library's Health & Fitness homework links.

The Mint INTERACTIVE - Tips and interactives about earning, saving, and spending money; for middle school and up, with separate sections for kids, teens, parents, and teachers (2014 - 2017, Northwestern Mutual Foundation).

Monetary Mania INTERACTIVE - An online game show that tests your knowledge about money and macroeconomics; for high school students. (International Monetary Fund)

Practical Money Skills: Financial Training Games INTERACTIVE - Have fun while learning with multimedia presentations such as Financial Football, Financial Soccer, Money Metropolis, Road Trip to Savings, and others. (2010 - 2015, Visa®; site includes advertisements)

Taxes: History of the U.S. Income Tax - A brief overview of the origins of income taxes and the Internal Revenue Service, plus links to documents, articles, cartoons and quotes. High school and up (2012, Library of Congress). Understanding Taxes INTERACTIVE explains the whys and hows of taxes (Internal Revenue Service).

What is a Dollar Worth? - Use this inflation calculator to compare how prices for goods & services have changed over the years; covers 1913 - present. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

World of Money UPDATED LINK! - Explains what money is, the uses of money, how money is made, fakes & forgeries, and more (British Museum). See also H.I.P. Pocket Change Kids Site (U.S. Mint).

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