Year 10 Sample Financial Life Skills 10 Week Program
- Category: Year level programs: Sample
Listed below are a range of financial life skill topics suitable for a Year 10 class of students.
Teachers may also peruse topics from other year levels or the general life skills library to place in their school-specific Year 9 program.
Managing your money is worth celebrating
All students need to understand the importance of personal financial responsibility and accountability. This video reaffirms the importance of managing your money responsibly, and that being able to do this effectively, is worth celebrating.
|2.||Choices: Using a budget||Budgeting is a fundamental financial life skill that all students should understand and practice. This video introduces the concept to students and prompts practice.|
|3.||Credit or debit cards: The choice||
All teenagers will be using bank cards for many of their financial activities in the near future. Understanding how these cards work is important if they are to be used effectively and safely. The difference between debit and credit cards is a first step in understanding the types of cards being offered by financial institutions. This video introduces both types of bank card – credit and debit.
|4.||The economics of ‘today’||
The economics of today, prompts students to think about their daily decision-making. Often daily financial decisions are emotive and reactive, and therefore favour spending today. This not always the best decision.
|5.||Benefits of entrepreneurial behaviour||Entrepreneurship is an increasingly important focus in Australian education. This topic encourages students to explore a set of suggested characteristics possibly typical of entrepreneurs, and the potential benefits of entrepreneurial behaviour.|
|6.||Teenagers want to learn financial life skills||
Some people believe teenagers do not have views about financial learning. This is wrong!
|7.||Goal setting is future thinking||
This video slideshow is based on the need to encourage thinking and discussion about financial goal setting. While many students will have had many goal setting lessons, very few will have considered goal setting in a financial context.
|8.||How could I invest $2,000? (1)||
All students have heard of the term ‘investment’ but very few have an understanding of its relevance to their life.
|9.||Layne Beachley: Wealth does not mean having a lot of money||This topic introduces students to the financial learning perspectives of one of Australia's greatest female athletes Layne Beachley. Layne shares personal stories that relate to the importance of attitude, wealth perspectives, saving and investing, and a commitment to learning.|
|10.||Mobile ‘phone shock’!||
Almost every teenager has a phone, with most not responsible for paying the account.
Mobile phone bills are a regular topic of concern for parents of teenagers, with many stories of alarm presented in the media. This topic encourages students to consider the financial concepts related to phone usage.