Financial Fitness For Life: Teacher Guide Grades 6-8 (Financial Fitness for Life) (Financial Fitness for Life)

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Shaping Up Your Financial Future contains 17 action-oriented lessons where students make decisions about earning an income, saving and spending, using credit, and budgeting. Lessons include background information, preparation materials, student activities, and assessments to promote active learning. All lessons are tied to standards for personal finance and economic literacy. A Student Workbook highlights topics covered in each lesson and a Parent's Guide allows for additional reinforcement in the home. A companion web-site offers further information on the series and sample activities. Featured topics include: Relating Education to income and standard of living, cost of spending vs. saving Setting financial goals Effect of taxes on consumers Developing and managing a budget Students also explore how education can improve productivity why income levels differ how to set goals the effect of simple vs. compound interest and how inflation affects purchase decisions. CD-ROM This companion CD-ROM contains all of the content at all grade levels. The CD-ROM allows teachers to access and use the printed material in a searchable and customizable format and also includes 3 interactive student activities at each grade-level.

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Financial Fitness for Life: Examiner's Manual - Grades 6-8 - ISBN 1561835277
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The Council for Economic Education envisions a world in which people are empowered through economic and financial literacy to make informed and responsible choices throughout their lives as consumers, savers, investors, workers, citizens, and participants in our global economy.

Some of the areas in K-12 education we publish in include:

- Establishing and building credit

- Managing personal finances

- Understanding economics on a local, national, and global level

- Using economics in other subject areas: Social Studies, Geography, History, etc.

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Your students use both individual and team activities to explore goal setting, investing and more. You’ll give your students a firm financial foundation while reinforcing math and language arts concepts. Spur a lifelong interest in personal finance... and give your students the financial skills to enter their teenage years as confident consumers and investors.

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