ERIC Number: EJ762665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: N/A
Expanded Financial Literacy Unit Helps Students Make Wise Choices
Franklin, Iris E.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v99 n1 p17-18 2007
Financial literacy is a national, state, and local concern these days. At one time, the financial unit in high school family and consumer sciences (FCS) classes was as simple as looking at budgets and doing checkbook exercises. However, after students at Meeker High School in Meeker, Colorado began to ask more in-depth questions and realized that they needed additional learning experiences, the unit was further developed and expanded. The FCS Financial Literacy Program is now a 6-week unit designed to meet the Managing Your Finances, Colorado Core Life Management Curriculum Standard II, and Consumer and Family Resources, FCS Education National Standard 2.0. The ultimate goal of Financial Literacy is to build a strong society of individuals and families who are financially literate and who make wise choices with their money. The primary focus of the unit is to ensure that students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed choices regarding money management, banking, use of credit, savings and investments, insurance, and taxes. It also crosswalks with and supports the math and language arts curricula. Financial literacy skills help youth make wise choices with their money.
Descriptors: Units of Study, Money Management, National Standards, Literacy, Consumer Science, Teaching Methods, High Schools, State Standards
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. 400 North Columbus Street Suite 202, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-424-8080; Tel: 703-706-4600; Fax: 703-706-4663; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.aafcs.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado