The Achieve! Series of Life Skills titles has been developed for teachers who require additional activities for students who are struggling with literacy in years 7–10, and have a reading age of six to nine years. Teachers can readily edit the pages to customise the material for individual students or classes and the curriculum requirements of your State. Some activities are more challenging than others and teachers should read the prior skills sections of the teacher’s notes to prepare their students for each unit of work.
The Personal Finance title provides a range of tasks that will assist students in understanding how to manage their money, both now and into the future. The units of work focus on topics about the mechanics of managing money, as well as on philosophical issues to do with commerce such as being an ethical consumer and considering what ‘worth’ and ‘value’ really mean.
The CD-ROM contains all the pages that are featured in the book, as well as a file of illustrations that can be used for other activity sheets.
- My money
- What am I worth?
- Money in the bank
- How banks work
- Plastic money
- Borrowing money
- The ethical consumer
- Is it worth it?
- The poverty trap
Mature-look page layout and illustrations
Topics that will interest teenagers
An emphasis on literacy skills
Clear learning objectives
Starter activities, background topic information and ideas for summarising a lesson