- Students will have basic economic skills to survive in the real world.
- Students will analyze the positives and negatives to different savings and investment techniques.
- Students will identify marketing strategies and analyze how advertising affects our lives.
- Students will look at different ways to prepare for retirement.
- Students will learn what skills are necessary to get a job and maintain a job.
- Students will build an academic vocabulary relating to consumer education.
Textbook: Consumer Education & Economics. Glencoe McGraw-Hill. 2008.
Succeeding in the World of Work. Glencoe McGraw-Hill. 2008.
This schedule is to be used as a rough guideline and is subject to change.
7 steps in the decision making process/setting lifestyle goals; Begin Semester Consumer Ed project: Goals due set date
Managing resources/opportunity cost/evaluating information; Resource manager component due set date
Consumer powers and protecting identity
Ethics, Citizenship, and environmental awareness; Review for Test
Test; Living within means and financial planning
Budgeting, keeping records, and seeking professional advice; Budgeting due set date
Banks and comparing financial institutions; Selecting a Financial institution due set date
Checking Accounts; Checking Account ledger due set date
SavingsSavings Assignment due set date
Earning through Savings
Test; Career choices
Career Choices; Career Assignment due set date
Credit; Credit Assignment due set date
Advertising; Career related advertisement due set date
Test; Housing; Assign living assignment due next class
Housing and Insurance
Health Care and Nutrition
Transportation and Clothing
Leisure Time and Technology; Review
Principles of Investing; Investing assignment due set date
Retirement Planning and Stock Market
Other forms of Investment and Estate Planning
Taxes and Social Security
Measures of the Economy