Year 11 Sample Financial Life Skills 10 Week Program
Listed below are a range of financial life skill topics suitable for a Year 11 class of students.
Teachers may also peruse topics from other year levels, or the general library of resources, to place in their school-specific Year 11 program.
|1.||Asking questions is the secret to managing money||
In class, teachers constantly encourage students to ask questions. Obviously, if students ask questions then they will receive answers that will improve their understanding of various concepts.
|2.||How do I prepare a budget?||This topic introduces students to the concept of budget preparation.|
|3.||‘Tap and go’ cards: Stop and think||
Every student will have a ‘Tap and go’ card within a short time of leaving school. This video provides ideas to think about, research to ponder and questions to answer in relation to ‘tap and go’ cards.
|4.||Costs and benefits||
The decision-making concept of weighing up the costs and benefits, is a well-known economic concept.
|5.||Solving problems through entrepreneurial behaviour||This video slideshow introduces students to social entrepreneurship as a strategy for resolving issues within and across communities. This includes the need for entrepreneurs to have financial capability.|
|6.||We all should have a financial license||
Students are familiar with the concept of a driver’s license.
|7.||Insurance: theft, viruses and rock n roll||
This video includes the opinions and perspectives of members of a music group whose livelihood was affected by theft.
|8.||How could I invest $2,000? (2)||
This video introduces students to investment by offering ideas as to how they could invest $2,000. It is the second in a series of how to invest this amount of money.
|9.||What is tax?||This video introduces students to introductory concepts in taxation, including the Goods and Services tax (GST)|
|10.||It’s super to know about ‘super’||This video slideshow is based on an article written by Dr Laura de Zwaan from the Queensland University of Technology School of Business (Accountancy). Dr de Zwaan provides introductory information for students related to superannuation. (Information is current as of 2015.)|