What it’s about
Dedicating one or two school days a year to financial education will never make your students financially literate. Likewise, addressing these important topics as a module within another course will not enable your students to learn the skills and strategies they need to make informed financial decisions and build a life of financial stability. The 21st Century Student’s Guide to Financial Literacy – Getting Personal provides a structured, comprehensive, and easy to teach personal finance and money management program for your students. 18 fun and highly relevant lessons are centered around three thematic units:
- Earning an Income
- Building Wealth
- Protecting and Preserving Wealth
Each unit contains six full lesson plans dedicated to the unit theme.
What students will learn
Lesson topics include comparing wealth and income, employment, employee benefits, taxes and withholding, education’s link to income, banking, saving, household budgeting, consumer credit and credit cards, 401K retirement plans, IRAs, homeownership, renting, investing, health insurance, auto insurance, the financial impact of addiction, gambling, and crime, and much more. Students master over 300 key personal finance terms and concepts. Optional Debate-Persuade-Inform activities challenge students with a political or economic issue highly relevant to their future such as identity theft, Social Security reform, the gender pay gap, Wall Street reform, and the free college controversy. There’s even fun financial trivia!
Worksheets, practice activities, and assessments included. This course comes fully loaded with classroom instructional slides, vocabulary e-flashcards, links to supplemental resources, and Teach the Teacher podcasts.