Joint Research Project with Tokyo Gakugei University
Developing Textbooks for Financial and Economic Education
Aiming to widely apply the joint research project's results in accessible forms, we have created textbooks and video materials that are now in actual use in various locations.
- Textbook: "Working with Money" (August 2006)
A compilation of explanations on the mechanisms of money, the roles of banks, and basic economic systems.
- Glossary: "Money and Our Lives" (March 2007)
A glossary developed for use as a supplement to "Working with Money." It offers explanations of economic terms together with illustrations.
- Textbook: "Life and Money" (November 2008)
This is a textbook for special support schools and is designed to support the autonomous efforts of children with special needs to independently participate in society.
Textbook: "Working with Money"
Glossary: "Money and Our Lives"
Textbook: "Life and Money"
Development of Practical Financial and Economic Education Textbook and DVD
Concluding that further advancement of financial and economic education would require practical teaching tools, the joint research project used the results of classroom teaching research and other information to develop a financial education textbook and accompanying DVD, which were officially completed in July 2011.
The textbook purposefully omits any designation to specific school types and grade levels, and includes material for five subjects – "Living Environment Studies," "Social Studies," "Home Economics," "Moral Education," and "Integrated Studies." This material is covered in 19 sets of teaching materials, each with four steps. The textbook is structured to allow teachers to choose the content they believe is best suited for their students. A class guide for teachers has also been prepared.
Textbook "Thinking about Life and Money"
Class Guide for Teachers
The accompanying DVD includes textbook content and a text-to-speech feature that enables textbook content to be heard with a synthesized voice. It also has a teaching guide, recommendations for what to write on blackboards, a wealth of illustrations, and other reference materials.
DVD title screen
In March 2012, the financial education textbook and DVD were named the winner of the National Institute on Consumer Education's eighth awards for excellent material concerning consumer education.*
* This award was created with the intent to contribute to the enhanced development of consumer education in schools through materials incorporating the latest information from businesses, industry organizations, etc. in the development of guidance materials for schools or education research by teachers.
- Textbooks are being distributed free of charge.
If you would like to receive a free textbook, please submit a request using the contact information below.*
* Please note that free textbooks are available only while supplies last.
Video Material Productions for Financial and Economic Education
Mizuho has developed video educational tools on bank functions. These tools explain deposits, loans, remittances, and currency exchange, as well as the social role of banks. The video educational tools are used when bank branches host students for workplace experience programs.
The Work of Banks
Financial Education Guidelines
Conducting Classroom Teaching
We support financial and economic classes based on the results of our joint research project.
- For further information about the joint research project, please refer to the following resource.
Tokyo Gakugei University Educational and Research Support Department Research Support Division
Mizuho Financial Group Corporate Communications Department