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M&F Chapter 11 - Money & Work

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Social & Civic Responsibility
  • Employability

Time Frame:
10 class periods that run 90 minutes each.

Group Size:
Large Groups



  • Family issues in the work place.
  • Women in the workforce, dual-earner marriages, unemployment and poverty.

    Main Curriculum Tie:
    Adult Roles And Responsibilities
    Strand 4 Standard 5

    Identify marriage and family financial goals and budget development strategies.

    Career Connections:

    • Sales
    • Life Management Skills
    • Banking & Finance


  • A PowerPoint projector for the presentation.
  • Copies of all handouts and lesson plans from the FHS 2400 CD.

    Background For Teachers:
    Reading of the chapter and familiarity with the Adult Roles Curriculum.

    Student Prior Knowledge:
    Reading of the chapter.

    Intended Learning Outcomes:
    Students will identify consumer rights and responsibilities and effective practices for purchasing consumer goods, services, housing and insurance. Students will list steps in setting financial goals and developing budget strategies. Students will explain consumer issues related to credit, debt, banking services, and financial investments.

    Instructional Procedures:

  • Print all lesson plans and handouts provided on the FHS 2400 CD.
  • Lesson #1 - Work and Family (computer lab "Cost of Borrowing"
  • Lesson #2 - Credit
  • Lesson #3 - Consumerism
  • Lesson #4 - Complaint letter/consumer fraud
  • Lesson #5 - Unemployment/How to get a job
  • Lesson #6 - Job Service on Resumes/job interview
  • Lesson #7 - Budget and checking
  • Lesson #8 - Buying a car
  • Lesson #9 - Insurance
  • Lesson #10 - Housing
  • Lesson #11 - Grocery shopping


    Web Sites

    Assessment Plan:
    Students will have completed the reading test before coming to class. A final Exam will be given on the chapter. Students will complete Mandatory Assignments for State Test (315) #5, #6, #7, #8.

    Contact using your education email address if you would like copies of the test / exam for this lesson plan. Be sure to include the Lesson Plan title in your email request.

    The Marriage & Family Experience (8th Edition) by Strong


    Created Date :
    Jun 23 2005 10:43 AM

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