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Checking Out Charitable Groups

Students learn about researching charitable groups. Teaching Objectives: Identify the reasons to research charitable organizations. Explain how to research charitable organizations. Use the PACED model to evaluate a charitable organization. Standard 14: The student will explain the costs and benefits … Continue reading

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Charitable Contributions

Students learn about charitable contributions. Teaching Objectives: Identify different types of charitable contributions. Describe examples of charitable giving in local communities and the state.  Use cost/benefit analysis to analyze the impact of charitable giving on individuals and society. Standard 14: … Continue reading

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Managing High Levels of Debt

Students learn about handling high levels of debt. Teaching Objectives: Identify ways to deal with high levels of personal debt. Compare the costs and benefits of filing bankruptcy. Recognize the impact of filing bankruptcy. Explain the importance of reestablishing positive … Continue reading

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Gambling — Risky Business

Students learn about the costs and benefits of gambling. Teaching Objectives:  Recognize gambling as a form of risk.  Calculate the probabilities of winning in games of chance.  Explore the potential benefits of gambling for society.  Explore the potential costs of … Continue reading

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Using Insurance to Manage Risk

Students learn how insurance can be used to manage risk. Teaching Objectives: Examine how deductibles affect insurance premiums.  Determine how out-of-pocket expenses impact the cost of using insurance.  Identify ways to save money on insurance premiums.  Demonstrate the ability to … Continue reading

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Different Types of Insurance

Students learn about different types of insurance. Teaching Objectives: Examine the different types of insurance available. Identify key terms associated with insurance and risks: natural disaster, liability, disability, deductibles, and risk management. Explain the purpose and importance of different types … Continue reading

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Insurance – Identifying and Managing Risk

Students learn about risk and insurance. Teaching Objectives:  Identify possible risks.  Explain strategies for handling risk.  Recognize the role of risk.  Explain how insurance transfers risk to a third party. Standard 11: The student will describe and explain how various … Continue reading

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Buying a House

Students learn about buying a house including reasons, financing, and the costs and benefits. Teaching Objectives: Discuss the reasons that people buy.  Explain the elements of a mortgage (e.g., down payment, escrow account, due date, late feeds and amortization table). … Continue reading

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Renting an Apartment – Costs and Benefits

Students learn about renting and apartment including the costs and benefits. Teaching Objectives: Discuss the reasons that people rent. Explain the elements of a standard lease agreement. Recognize other costs involved in leasing an apartment or house, such as deposits, … Continue reading

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Housing Alternatives

Students learn about different types of housing. Teaching Objectives: Identify various housing alternatives. Determine local housing options, both renting and buying. Standard 10: The student will explain and compare the responsibilities of renting versus buying a home. Suggested Grade Level … Continue reading

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