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HS Personal Finance v1

.5 Carnegie Unit 

Instructor: Roxanne Wright

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Instructor Information:

I am a high school Business and Technology teacher at Oxford High School located in Oxford, Mississippi. I have a AAA teaching license issued by the Mississippi Department of Education.

I have been teaching for approximately 9 years and love every moment. I am currently a doctoral student pursing a PhD in Educational Technology.

I believe there are important learning moments for every student; every student is successful in their own unique way. Therefore, strive and be persistent and success is awaiting you.

Miss Wright

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications & Tools" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending an email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line (ie, AP Art History).

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the HS department:

The University of Mississippi High School
P. O. Box 7959
University, MS 38677-0729

Phone: 662-915-1296
Fax: (662) 915-5138
E-mail: UMHS@olemiss.edu

Course Description:

Personal Finance allows the student to explore personal financial decision making. This course use helps students use skills in money management, record-keeping, banking, and investing. Students study the basic concepts involving economics, insurance, banking, credit, stocks and bonds, and other related topics through the use of business research tools and technological resources.

Activities include preparation of budgets, consumer skills, checking accounts, investment applications, comparison-shopping, advertising research, standard of living analysis, and comparison of housing options.

TEXTBOOK

Required Textbook:

Personal Finance, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill 2007
Student Text ISBN: 9780078698002

It is the student's responsibility to order his or her textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

You must make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives include (but are not limited to):

  1. Develop basic consumer awareness skills
  2. Define and explain productivity and discuss the various factors that affect productivity
  3. Using technology, apply budgeting techniques that involve planning for transportation, housing, insurance, and leisure expenses
  4. Identify banking services and prepare related documents
  5. Explore the process involved in securing credit and the effects of poor credit management
  6. Identify basic strategies for making money, stocks, bonds, terminology for stocks/bonds, and apply procedures in maintaining a fictitious stock market portfolio
  7. Develop a working knowledge of the types of insurance available
  8. Explore tax functions as related to personal finance and personal payroll

Course Outline:

Units
LESSON Reading Assignments
Due for Grades
0
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Discussion board
1
Planning Personal Finances Module 1: Personal Financial Planning, Textbook Chapter 1
Discussion board, Activities 1-3, Concentration game, Module 1 test
1
Planning Personal Finances Module 2: Finances and Career Planning, Textbook Chapter 2
Discussion board, Activities 1-4, Concentration game, Blog, Module 2 test
1
Planning Personal Finances Module 3: Money Management Strategy, Textbook Chapter 3
Discussion board, Activities 1-3, Blog, Concentration game, Module 3 test
1
Planning Personal Finances Module 4: Consumer Purchasing and Protection, Textbook Chapter 4
Discussion board, Activities 1-3, Concentration game, Blog, Module 4 test
2
Banking and Credit Module 5: Banking, Textbook Chapter 5
Discussion board, Activities 1-4, Concentration game, Blog, Module 5 test
2
Banking and Credit Module 6: Credit Management, Textbook Chapter 6
Discussion board, Activities 1-4, Concentration game, Blog, Module 6 test
2
Banking and Credit Module 7: The Finances of Housing, Textbook Chapter 7
Discussion board, Activities 1-3, Concentration game, Blog, Module 7 test
3
Protecting Your Finances Module 8: Planning Your Tax Strategy, Textbook Chapter 12
Discussion board, Activities 1-4, Concentration game, Module 8 test
3
Protecting Your Finances Module 9: Home and Motor Vehicle Insurance, Textbook Chapter 13
Discussion board, Activities 1-3, Concentration game, Module 9 test
3
Protecting Your Finances Module 10: Health, Disability, and Life Insurance, Textbook Chapter 14
Discussion board, Activities 1-2, Concentration game, Module 10 test
3
Protecting Your Finances Module 11: Retirement and Estate Planning, Textbook Chapter 15
Discussion board, Activities 1-3, Concentration game, Module 11 test
4
Investing Financial Resources Module 12: Saving and Investing, Textbook Chapter 8
Discussion board, Activities 1-3, Concentration game, Blog, Module 12 test
4
Investing Financial Resources Module 13: Stocks, Textbook Chapter 9
Discussion board, Activities 1-3, Concentration game, Blog, Module 13 test
4
Investing Financial Resources Module 14: Bonds and Mutual Funds, Textbook Chapter 10
Discussion board, Activities 1-3, Concentration game, Module 14 test
4
Investing Financial Resources Module 15: Real Estate and Other Investments, Textbook Chapter 11
Discussion board, Activities 1-3, Concentration game, Blog, Module 15 test
  Final Exam Comprehensive: covers all modules.
Proctored test to be scheduled and completed

Grading Scale:

93 - 100% = A
85 - 92% = B
75 - 84% = C
70 - 74% = D
Below 69% = F

Remember, this course covers an entire semester of work or the equivalent of a classroom course lasting 15 weeks. That means that each module in this course equals nearly a week of course work and will require the same time and effort on your part. Do not expect to complete each module in a single study session.

The analysis of grades will consist of an accumulation of student activities to include but not limited to the following items:

Discussion 10%
Blog/Journal 10%
Assignments/Activities 20%
Projects 25%
Module Tests 15%
Final Exam 20%