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Katrina’s Classroom: Teaching Money Skills for Life is a four-part curriculum unit designed for personal finance-related high school classrooms. The robust curriculum uses hands-on learning strategies and technology integration to teach students about key personal finance concepts and how to apply what they’ve learned to explore options, make decisions, and complete projects using real-world tools.
The lessons are correlated to the Jump$tart National Personal Finance Standards and meet the requirements of several components of the Common Core Standards. The activities incorporate opportunities for students to write, research, report, graph, calculate, evaluate, support a position, make decisions, and reflect as well as to work collaboratively in groups or individually.
Each lesson segment is presented in multiple formats so you can select what works best for your classroom. The curriculum unit focuses on goals, decision making, financial institutions, credit, education, careers, and budgeting. All of the lessons include an underlying theme of emergency and financial preparedness built on the personal stories highlighted in the original Katrina’s Classroom: Financial Lessons from a Hurricane videos.
KATRINA’S CLASSROOM LESSONS:
Lesson 1: Katrina Strikes
Lesson 2: In the Aftermath
Lesson 3: A Fresh Start
Lesson 4: Back to School