Personal Finance Syllabus

Personal Finance Syllabus

Week

Lesson Focus

Weekly Objectives

TN Standards

Assessments

Additional Notes

1

Housekeeping:

Student Demographic sheets

Expectations and rules,

CTE Take Home Docs,

Safety Drill Awareness

 

All

 

Teacher Observation

1. Student Demographic sheet

2. Classroom Expectations

3. Written assignment Rules

4. Video assignment Rules

5. CTE Take Home Documents

2

Course Intro and attitudes, choices and habits that affect each person’s personal financial future.

Student awareness of the financial world around them, their own attitudes about money and their financial future.

Also discuss why we need a Personal Finance Course

All

Teacher Observation

Pre-Tests

Surveys

Class discussion

1. General Survey

2. Money 101

3. Personal Finance Profile

4. Millionaire Game

5. Teen Spending Profile

6. Money Responsibility Quiz

7. Financial Literacy Quiz

8. Teen Financial Quiz

3

Decision Making Process

The student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Personal Decision Making Process especially as it applies to financial decisions.

Std. 1

Teacher Observation

Reflective writing

Class discussion

Test

1. What Drives Decisions

2. Wants vs Needs

3. Life Choices - Group

4. Financial Choices

5. Maria’s Decision

6. Franklin’s Decision

4

Goal setting

The student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the process and benefits of setting Financial Goals.

Std. 2

Teacher Observation

Reflective writing

Class discussion

Test

1. Writing Financial Goals

2. Goals Study Guide

5

College: To Go or Not to Go -

 

The student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the available post secondary educational opportunities and their related costs and the pros and cons of Student Loans.

Stds. 3, 4, 5

Teacher Observation

Reflective writing

Group discussion

Class discussion

College Test

1. College: To Go or Not to Go

2. Group Discussion - 5 Thoughts, 5 Questions

3. College Study Guide

4. Kuder Registration

6

College: To Go or Not to Go -

The student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the available post secondary educational opportunities and their related costs and the pros and cons of Student Loans.

Stds. 3, 4, 5

Teacher Observation

Reflective writing

Group discussion

Class discussion

Financial Aid Test

1. Kuder Scholarship Search

2. Financial Aid and FAFSA Study Guide

7

Employee Benefits

The student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Gross Pay vs Net Pay and the types and benefits of Employee Benefits

Std. 6

Teacher Observation

Reflective writing

Class discussion

Employee Bebefits Test

1. Choose Benefits

2. Optional Benefits

3. Employee Benefits Study Guide

8

Identity Theft

The student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the problem and consequences of Identity Theft

Std. 15

Teacher Observation

Reflective writing

Class discussion

1. ID Theft Video Worksheet and Study Guide

2. ID Theft Video Thoughts

9

Identity Theft

The student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the problem and consequences of Identity Theft

Std. 15

Teacher Observation

Reflective writing

Class discussion

ID Theft Test

1. ID Theft Video Worksheet and Study Guide

2. ID Theft Reflections

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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