Monday, March 06, 2006

ABE/ESL/VESL: Practical Money Skills for Life

Money skills is a necessary lesson for our students. This site has a lot of classroom resources for financial literacy education. It has lessons for all levels of students, from K through adult. The grades 7-12 level includes:
Teens (Grades 7–12) Click here for Special Needs lesson plans
Lesson One
Making Decisions
Lesson Two
Making Money
Lesson Three
The Art of Budgeting
Lesson Four
Living on your Own
Lesson Five
Buying a Home
Lesson Six
Banking Services
Lesson Seven
About Credit
Lesson Eight
Credit Cards
Lesson Nine
Cars and Loans
Lesson Ten
The Influence of Advertising
Lesson Eleven
Consumer Awareness
Lesson Twelve
Saving and Investing
Lesson Thirteen
In Trouble
Lesson Fourteen
About Consumer Privacy

There is a free student budget workbook that can be downloaded from the site. Also included are useful links to other sites. For example, in the lesson on Buying a home, the following links appear:
LESSON FIVE: Buying a Home
FannieMae Homepath
Mortgage Information
Reverse Mortgages for Seniors
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development