Grades 8 thru 12
This course provides all the necessary skills and knowledge a young adult needs to know about smart money management and necessary life decisions involving money and expenses.
It is presented in an orderly and logical fashion, in an effort to make learning the subject material easy and reachable to many learning levels.
Personal Finance is a comprehensive book that provides all the necessary skills and knowledge a young adult needs to know about smart money management, and necessary life decisions involving money and expenses. This book is presented in an orderly and logical fashion, in an effort to make learning the subject material easy and reachable to many learning levels. It meets all personal finance voluntary national standards set out by the JumpStart Coalition and correlates to the financial literacy standards of many states. It is also a great addition to an Economics course that needs to meet financial literacy requirements, as a textbook for a Consumer Economics class, or as an addition to an introductory Business/Entrepreneurship course.
ï¿½ Author, Margaret Magnarelli, is a senior editor at "Money" magazine.
ï¿½ Chapter Objectives that outline content covered in each chapter.
ï¿½ Personalize It! Text written right to the student, starts each chapter by relating the content to studentsï¿½ own lives.
ï¿½ Penny and Nick, two cartoon characters representative of high school students, who are struggling with their own real-life high school money and financial life issues. Students will read a scenario, and be asked to answer open-ended questions and give personal finance advice.
ï¿½ Making Cent$ of It section questions that constantly challenge students to apply what is being learned in each section of every chapter.
ï¿½ From the Headlines, a box feature in each chapter that contains a newspaper article and comprehension questions relating to the topic of the chapter, allows students to think and engage with the world outside the classroom.
ï¿½ Key terms, listed at the beginning of each section, then boldface in the text, and followed with Chapter Review, Master the Vocabulary questions to help students learn and use the language of personal finance in and outside the classroom. There is also a Glossary of key terms at the end of the book.
ï¿½ Visuals such as illustrations, photographs, diagrams, tables, and graphs prepare students for understanding real-life financial presentations of data.
ï¿½ Internet Resources, both in text (indicated by a computer icon) and at the end of the book in a comprehensive list, allow the modern classroom teacher and student to extend the material to the larger world. On the bound-in CD edition, clicking the active hyperlinks takes students directly to the Web sites referenced.
Personal Finance contains a Preface, six chapters, a Glossary, Internet Resources, and an Index.
Every chapter covers basic personal finance knowledge, from creating a budget, finding a job and thinking about a career, to using credit and loans, understanding insurance, and discussing financial investments and how they work.