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General Financial Literacy
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The General Financial Literacy Core is designed for junior and senior students and represents those standards of learning that are essential and necessary for all students. The implementation of the ideas, concepts, knowledge, and skills contained in the General Financial Literacy Core will enable students to implement those decision-making skills they must apply and use to become wise and knowledgeable consumers, savers, investors, users of credit, money managers, citizens, and members of a global workforce and society.
The Core should be taught with respect for differences in learning styles, learning rates, and individual capabilities without losing sight of the common goals. Using a “hands-on” instructional approach involving techniques such as problem solving, reasoning, simulation, and direct application of the concepts of this Core to the world in which students live will empower them to incorporate the concepts of the General Financial Literacy Core into their lives. The General Financial Literacy Core will incorporate concepts and skills from mathematics, language arts, social studies, applied technology, character education, and applied service learning.
Beginning with the class of 2008 all students will be required to successfully complete the General Financial Literacy requirement to graduate.
Intended Learning Outcomes
The Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) describe the skills and attitudes students should learn as a result of successful participation in the General Financial Literacy (GFL) course. Intended Learning Outcomes are an essential part of the GFL Core and provide teachers with a standard for evaluation of student learning. Significant understanding occurs when teachers incorporate ILOs in planning instruction for the GFL course.
By the end of the GFL course students will:
Core Standards of the Course