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Students discuss credit terminology and analyze an actual loan application from a family member.
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Credit Reports—and You Thought Your Report Card Was Important
Get the facts about credit and take a close look at what factors into a consumer credit report with this fantastic activity. Your pupils will read informational texts, read sample financial documents, and discuss the advantages and...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Personal Financial Literacy: Using Credit Wisely
What is credit, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of using it for purchases? Your class members will learn about different types of loans, such as student and mortgage, how interest factors into credit use, credit reports,...
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Credit and Debt: Understanding Credit Reports and Managing Debt
Credit cards are tempting to use right out of high school. Teach your upperclassmen the benefits and challenges of credit and how it can affect their future. The lesson covers credit scores and ways to strengthen credit if learners find...
9th - 12th Math
New Review Lesson 3: A Fresh Start
The members of your economics class may be busy earning graduation credits, but the credit they should be concerned about is their financial credit. The third lesson in a unit about Hurricane Katrina and other events that can result in...
7th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
The Danger of Debt: Avoiding Financial Pitfalls
How can our perspectives of borrowing and returning influence the way we view credit? Pupils explore the concept of debt, how it impacts our ability to obtain credit, and finally the ways in which we can work to alleviate debt.
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
I Can Buy Anything I Want: Consumer Debt and Social Responsibility
A clear, comprehensive overview of consumer debt, credit, interest, international currency, and social responsibility, this 45-minute session falters in the application stage. You'll need to create a way for learners to demonstrate their...
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills