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Playing an insurance matching game

Students play a game to demonstrate their understanding of how insurance reduces financial risk.


Protect (Managing risk, Using insurance)


Physical education or health

Grade Level

Middle school (6-8)


45-60 minutes

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Big idea

We all face risks in life, and insurance is one way to help reduce financial costs when these challenging life events happen. 

Essential questions

  • How does insurance protect people from risk?
  • What types of insurance might I need to buy in my lifetime?


  • Identify the purpose of different types of insurance
  • Understand the risks of not having insurance

What students will do

  • Review information about types of insurance.
  • zMatch types of insurance with the risks they address. 

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Teacher guide


Student materials


Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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