Civics & Economicsby Matthew Caggia
- Semester 1 Bell Ringers
- Unit 1: Foundations of American Government
- Unit 2: The Constitution
- Unit 3A: Comparative Government- Legislative Branch
- Unit 3B: Comparative Government- Executive Branch
- Unit 3C: Comparative Government- Judicial Branch
- Unit 4A: Citizenship, Voting, & Elections
- Unit 4B: Political Parties & Influencing Government
- Unit 5: Making Laws
- Unit 6: Violating the Law
- Unit 7: Personal Financial Literacy
- Unit 8: Economic Fundamentals
- Unit 9: Government in the Economy
- Unit 10: International Economics
- Review Materials
- Landmark Supreme Court Cases
- Review Forum
- Essential Discussions
Unit 7: Personal Financial Literacy
Drawing our attention to the Economics side of the curriculum we begin with what is probably the most important unit: Personal Financial Literacy. One of the biggest problems in our economy is the ignorance that exists among the populace when it comes to their own money (both income and expenditures). In this unit we will learn about personal finance, we will become acquainted budgeting, learn about insurance and the pitfalls of credit.
Online Textbook Resources
These pages contain the links to the online content for student practice. It includes Chapter Overviews, Web Activities, Self-Check Quizzes, ePuzzles and Games, Vocabulary Flashcards, Charts in Motion (to accompany diagrams in the textbook), and Interactive Graphic Organizers.
Link to Quizlet! Vocabulary is the key to understanding any subject. Once you can break down the barrier of language the ideas and concepts are wide open. Here you can find the vocabulary for the unit to practice by using online flash cards and by practicing online generated vocabulary quizzes.
When you get to the Quizlet Quiz page, you can adjust what type of quiz to take by using the check boxes on the right.
The slideshows are best viewed full screen. Slideshows will be blocked until AFTER the homework is due to encourage students to read the required sections of the textbook.
Opening Slideshow for Personal Financial Literacy Unit.
Budgeting and Financial Planning
Decisions regarding personal finance involve budgeting and knowledge of different types of bank accounts.
Knowledge is power. It is important for consumers to be safe from faulty products and predatory producers.
Insurance, a necessary evil - betting against yourself. But who could take a chance not having the protection in case an accident happens?