Lessons & Workshops What do your students know about life insurance and how it works? Print and distribute the unit quiz, or have students go to www.scholastic.com/nextgeneration/students to take the interactive version of the quiz and print their answers. Students evaluate the financial standing and future obligations of a couple with two children and determine if their life insurance policy will enable them to meet their future financial needs and goals. Student Activity: Better Safe (PDF) To help them understand the purpose of life insurance, students will brainstorm portraits of fictional characters and then examine their financial obligations to assess how these responsibilities would be met if the character passed away. Institute For Financial Literacy ®National Standards Second Edition Released: October 2007 The National Standards for Adult Financial Literacy Education identify the personal finance knowledge and skills an adult should possess. The Institute for Financial Literacy® contends that all adults who receive financial literacy education should have, at a minimum, the knowledge and ability to competently perform the basic tasks of managing their personal finances. Financial literacy is a lifelong process requiring both academic and practical components. No single textbook or educational program can result in a financially literate adult. Financial literacy textbooks and education programs must be clear and concise, and they may be components of a comprehensive financial literacy curriculum.
Swiss Ball Ab-Blaster Use this three-exercise routine to strengthen your midsection—fast! If you want rock hard abs, try this cutting-edge core complex from fitness expert BJ Gaddour, CEO of StreamFit.com. With this routine, you’ll use a Swiss-ball to do three consecutive core exercises for 30 seconds each—a total of 90 seconds. Then you’ll rest for 90 seconds. Legal Marijuana Sales Set To Quadruple By 2018: Study U.S. legal marijuana sales are projected to hit $1.5 billion this year, and that could look like nothing in just a few years. Data from Medical Marijuana Business Daily shows that total sales could quadruple to $6 billion by 2018 on the back of legalization efforts in Washington and Colorado, as well as the growing nationwide medical marijuana industry. The two states both legalized the recreational use of weed in November. Elsewhere, 18 states and Washington, D.C. have made medical marijuana legal, while 10 others have formal measures pending to legalize medical marijuana, according to the National Cannabis Industry Association.
TheMint.org - Fun For Kids - How Banks Work You’ve done a great job saving. Now, your parents want you to put those dollars and cents into a savings account at a bank. foundationsu.com The Million Dollar Mystery Athletes blow money the same way the rest of America blows money. There's no difference! So before you start judging athletes for burning through millions, take a look at your finances. How many stupid decisions are you making with money?
Money Smart - A Financial Education Program Money Smart is a comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help low- and moderate-income individuals outside the financial mainstream enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. Money Smart has reached over 2.75 million consumers since 2001. Research shows that the curriculum can positively influence how consumers manage their finances, and these changes are sustainable in the months after the training. Financial education fosters financial stability for individuals, families, and entire communities. Aquaponics TEDxWarwick - Charlie Price - Aquaponics - Getting More out of Less Charlie Price from the social enterprise Aquaponics UK, explores the role aquaponics can play in the future of our collective food supply. He provides an insight into both the applications for aquaponics but more specifically a new approach to urban agriculture, turning wastes into resources and transforming disused urban spaces to provide not only food, but resilient communities. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark dep discussion and connection in a small group.
Economy for Kids Banks, bailouts, debt, the housing market, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average are in the news everyday. These are all pieces of what we call the economy, and making sense of it can sometimes be confusing. Scholastic News is here to help! When to use a debit card or credit for Better Money Habits Alright, let’s talk about credit and debit cards. Both are used in place of cash to pay for things you buy. Both are convenient and accepted almost everywhere. Both are made of plastic and probably in your wallet right now. And both offer some kind of fraud protection and security, especially when compared to cash.