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Financial Literacy Curriculum General Financial Literacy
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Strand 2

Students will understand sources of income and the relationship between career preparation and lifetime earning power.
  • Finance in the Classroom Teacher Resources
    This site has incredible resources to help educators teach financial literacy concepts. You will find lesson plans, activities, books, videos and more.
  • Should You Learn to Fly?
    Should you learn to fly? Haven't you ever dreamed of soaring like a bird, leaving the ground behind, and looking down on the earth from above? What about those pilots you see in the airport? White shirts, gold braids, little suitcases on wheels, don't they look like they're having fun? How much do they get paid for that? Is learning to fly expensive? What else could you do with that much money? Which would be the smarter thing to do? Which would be more fun? Let's find out!
  • The Mint
    Northwestern Mutual sponsors this site for economics education. Covers topics such as starting a business, government spending, saving, budgeting, and the role of individuals in the economy. Has lesson plans, quizzes, and games.
  • Utah.gov - Careers
    The many possibilities of career planning are open to users of this website. Take assessment tests to determine skills and interests, and view live data on skills Utah employers are looking for in certain occupations. Search for career and technical training, college and university degrees and how to fund post-secondary education.
  • Wages and Me
    In this EconEdLink lesson, students will explore wage rates in their potential careers. The forces of supply and demand are key to determining wage rates in our society. By learning how these and other factors affect the wages in students potential career, they can make wise choices regarding their education, skill development, and location, to maximize their potential income.


UEN logo http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Breckon  Heywood and see the Financial Literacy website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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