Civics & Economicsby Matthew Caggia

Unit 7: Personal Financial Literacy

Chapter 20

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.

Study Tools

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.

  • Unit 7 Vocabulary Quiz on Quizlet
  • 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.

    Slide Shows

    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.

    Consumer Protection

    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?


    Economics Made Memorable

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