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Financial literacy (FL) should be an essential skill taught in the secondary education classroom. We will explore the concepts of FL and how to promote them within social science, economics, and mathematics settings. We will review tools and lesson ideas to teach the basics of money management, such as budgeting, saving, debt, investing, giving, and more. This knowledge lays a foundation for students to build strong money habits early on and avoid many of the mistakes that may lead to lifelong money struggles.
As educators, we are constantly considering our students' interests when lesson planning, but sometimes struggle to show students how the lesson activities can support them in their adult lives post-graduation. A project-based approach to civics may be the answer when working with older students. Join us as we share engaging activities that you can do with your older students to get them excited about democracy, elections, civics and so much more!
Another presidential election cycle is upon us, and for many secondary teachers, this might be an uncomfortable thought. However, teaching politics does not have to be political! In this course, we'll take a look at teacher neutrality, and how you can best present political issues to your students and engage them in discussion— without being accused of political bias.
As citizens and/or residents of our local communities, it’s important to understand the different types of elections that we have the right to participate in. As residents of a local school district, you have the right to vote how school budgets are enumerated and spent. School board elections and budget votes tend to vary between states and even local municipalities — join our session as we dig into the details!