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M&F Chapter 11 - Money & Work

Main Core Tie

Adult Roles And Responsibilities
Strand 4 Standard 5

Time Frame

10 class periods of 90 minutes each

Group Size

Large Groups

Life Skills

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




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


  • 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

    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: 06/23/2005
    Updated: 02/05/2018