Class #1 (Monday 8/26,Tuesday 8/26)

Class Topic

  • Course Intro Including Blue Star School Recognition
  • Background Questionnaire
  • Financial Decisions Intro
Handouts
Graded Assignment
  • Background Questionnaire (5 Points)
  • Financial Decision Intro-Problem Solving (5)

Class #2 (Wednesday 8/27,Thursday 8/28)

Class Meeting on Wednesday missed 1/2 block
Class Topic
  • Module #1 Money Management
  • KnowledgeMatters.com/VB Simulation Lesson 1
Videos
Importance of Financial Literacy Featuring CV @www.youtube.com/user/wisenewyork
WISE Financial Literacy
Graded Assignment
  • Module #1 Outline (5)

No School on Monday 9/1---Labor Day


Class #3 (Tuesday 9/2, Wednesday 9/3)--Flex Tuesday)

Class Topics
  • Review Module 1 Outline
  • Complete Module 3 Outline--Earning Power
  • Tuesday---Register Simulation and introduce Lesson 1
  • Wednesday--Introduce Lesson 2
Handouts
  • Module 3 Outline
Graded Assignments
  • Module 3 Outline (10)
  • Sim Lessons 1 and 2 (20)

Class #4 (Thursday 9/4, Friday 9/5)

Class Topic
  • Earning Power Module #3
  • Sim Lessons 1 and 2
  • Moneypower.org Intro to Finance/Money Management
Handouts
  • Module #3 Outline
  • Moneypower.org Information and Record Sheets
Graded Assignments
  • Module 3 Outline (10)
  • Sim Lessons 1 and 2 (20)
  • Moneypower.org Pretests Intro to Finance/Money Management (20)

Class #5 (Monday 9/8, Tuesday 9/9)

Class Topics
  • Record Transactions on register
  • Complete Moneypower Intro and Money Management
  • Review Modules 1 and 3
  • Sim Lesson #3--Budgeting/Saving
Handouts
  • Check register Problem
Graded Assignments
  • record Sim Lessons #1 and #2 Today (20)
  • Check Register Problem (5)

Class #6 (Wednesday 9/10, Thursday 9/11)

Topics
  • Discuss Payment decision Options
  • Demonstrate how starting early and returns influences balances
  • Introduce sim lesson 3, 4, 5
No Handouts today
No Graded Assignments Today
  • Sim Lesson 3 and 4 recorded on Friday.

Class #7 (Friday 9/12, Monday 9/15)

Class Topics
  • Complete Register/Reconcile
  • Module #5 Outline
Handouts
  • Register/Reconcile Problem from blue book
  • Module 5 Outline
Graded Assignments
  • Register/Reconcile Problem (5)
  • Module #5 Notes (5)
  • Record Sim lesson #3,4 (20)

Class #8 Tuesday 9/16, Wednesday 9/17

Topics
  • Review Reconciling a checkbook
  • Review first page of Module #5
  • Complete Register/Reconcile Problem
handouts
  • Register Reconcile Problem from Meridan Bank
  • Module #5 Outline
Graded Assignments
  • Register problem (5)
  • Module #5 Outline (5)

Class #9 Thursday, 9/18 Friday 9,19

Topics
  • Preview test chapters 1,3,5
  • Moneypower.org Banking
  • Sim Lessons Introduce Insurance, Taxes
No Handouts
Graded Assignments
  • Moneypower.org banking

Class #10 Monday, 9/22 Tuesday 9/23

Topics
  • Test review
  • Simulation lesson risk/return
No Handouts
Graded Assignments
  • Begin recording sim lesson 5,6,7 and bank notes/problems

Class #11 Wednesday, 9/24, Thursday 9/25

Topics
  • Test Modules 1,3,5
  • Record Grades
  • Continue with simulation
Handouts
  • Test
Graded Assignments
  • Test (100)
  • Record sim lessons 5, 6, 7 (30)
  • Bank notes and problems (25)

Class #12 Friday, 9/26, Monday 9/29

Topics
  • Return Tests
  • Introduction to Credit
  • Begin Bankrate Exercise
Handouts
  • Bankrate Exercise
Graded Assignment
  • Bankrate Exercise (5)

Class #13 Tuesday Sept 30, Wednesday Oct 1

Topics
  • Module #2 Borrowing
  • Complete Bankrate Exercise
Handouts
  • Module 2 Outline
Graded Assignents
  • Module #2 Notes (5)

Class #14 Thursday, Oct 2, Friday Oct 3

Topics
  • Review Module #2 Notes
  • Go to Fico.com for fico scores
  • Review Bankrate exercise
No Handouts
Graded Assignments
  • Record Sim Lessons 8,9,10 (30)
  • Record Module #2 Notes (10)


Class #15 Monday, Oct 6 Tuesday Oct 7

Topics
  • Preview Credit Test
  • Review Multiple Choice
  • Introduce Student Loan Information
No Handouts
No Graded Assignments

Class #16 Wednesday, October 8

Topics
  • Test Prevview
  • Moneypower.org Credit, Interest Cost Money
No Handouts
No Graded Assignments

Class #17 Thursday, October 9, Friday October 10

Topics
  • Credit Test
  • Complete Moneypower Credit Assignments
  • Work on Simulation
Handouts
  • Credit Test
Graded Assignments
  • Credit Test (100)
  • Record Moneypower Credit Tests (20)

Monday/Tuesday, October 13, 14 No School --Prof Development


Class #18 Wednesday, October 15 Thursday, October 16

Topics
  • Review Investing Outline Module #4
  • Financial Website--check stock quotes
  • Return Credit Tests
Handouts
  • Students should already have investing outlines
Graded Assignments
  • Investing Outline (10)

Class #19 Friday October 17, Monday October 20

Topics
  • Continue review module #4 Outline
  • Introduce comparison of 401K and IRAs
  • Moneypower,Org Investing
Handouts
  • Ira/401K Comparison Information sheet
Graded Assignments
  • Record Financial Sim Lessons Final Grade (100)

Class #20 Tuesday, October 21, Wednesday October 22 (Early Dismissal)

Topics
  • Introduce Module #6 Insurance
  • Moneypower.org Insurance, Pracdtice 35
Handouts
  • Module #6 Outline Insurance
Graded Assignments
  • Insurance Notes (10)
  • Moneypower.org Investing, Insurance, Practice (55)

Class #21 Thursday October 23, Friday October 24

Topics
  • Final Test Preview---Review major topics
No Handouts
Graded Assignments
  • Record Sim Project on Friday

Class #22 Monday., October 27 Tuesday October 28

Final Class Periods
Topics
  • NY Financial Literacy Certification Test and Survey
No Handouts--Online Test
Graded Assignments
    • NY FLC Test(200 Points)