This course is designed to empower students to make sound financial decisions for life. With Dave Ramsay's engaging and humorous speaking style, you and your child will find wisdom that will truly benefit your student, your family and you for life. Perhaps even for generations!
Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool is a complete, turnkey, high school curriculum designed to fully equip homeschool teachers with everything needed for a dynamic learning experience. Lesson plans are included, teaching delivered via video by Dave Ramsey and his team of experts, and a blended learning website, foundationsU.com. In addition, more than 35 activities are included which focus on providing 21st century personal finance knowledge and skills in a student-centered approach to learning.
This set includes:
Teacher’s Edition on CD-ROM: This brand new addition to the Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool curriculum is a 160-page digital teacher guide on CD-ROM with more than 35 activities, case studies, and assessments.
Instructional Videos This set of 5 DVDs offers more than 12 hours of engaging classroom instruction taught by Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze and Chris Hogan.
Student Text The Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool Student Text is a comprehensive, 288-page student soft-cover consumable.
FoundationsU Blended Learning Site Dave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool curriculum comes with access to his blended learning site. FoundationsU.com is full of interactive tools, relevant articles, and real-world activities on a student-focused website designed for all devices. This is the premier curriculum for teaching high school students about money. Students experience interactive learning with Dave’s practical, down-to-earth style, while parents will appreciate the ease of presentation and knowing that it adheres to US national and state standards.
Homeschool Curriculum Features
Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool has updated curriculum to include even more features and benefits for you and your students.
- Comprehensive, flexible, turn-key personal finance curriculum
- Teaching delivered via video by Dave Ramsey and his team of experts
- Homeschool version of student text with added scripture references
- 150+ page digital teacher's guide
- Meets standards and benchmarks in all 50 states
- Meets all Jump$tart national standards
- Blended learning site with calculators, tools and resources
- 4 new chapters: Introduction to Personal Finance, Life After High School, Careers and Taxes, and Giving
- 35+ classroom activities focused on providing 21st century personal finance knowledge and skills in a student-centered, competency-based approach to learning
Each chapter begins with a preview of what students will learn, key terms, and a pre-teach activity. In addition to the practical, real-world personal finance instruction, the student text is filled with graphs, charts, case studies, relevant statistics, quotes, and related scripture references. Throughout each chapter, students are prompted with journal questions that require them to pause and reflect on what they've learned. This student-centered approach is intended to promote ownership of their learning. At the end of each chapter, students are provided a variety of opportunities to apply, review, and assess their understanding.
Foundations in Personal Finance is designed in four distinct units. Each unit contains three chapters taught on video by Dave and his team.
The instructors creatively weave in humor and real-life stories that educate and reinforce sound principles of managing money. While watching on video, students follow along using the student text.
Unit 1: Saving and Budgeting
Chapter 1. Introduction to Personal Finance
Introduces the topic of personal finance, explores the evolution of the American credit industry, and highlights the importance of both knowledge and behavior when it comes to managing money.
Chapter 2. Saving
Emphasizes the importance of saving and explains the three reasons to save: emergencies, large purchases, and wealth building.
Chapter 3. Budgeting
Explores the purpose and process of writing a budget and the basics of banking, including balancing and reconciling a checking account.
Unit 2: Credit and Debt
Chapter 4. Debt
Identifies the devastating costs of using debt as a financial tool, debunks credit myths, explains the elements of a credit score, identifies organizations that maintain consumer credit records, and summarizes major consumer credit laws.
Chapter 5. Life after High School
Explores 21st Century post-secondary education and career options, highlights the importance of avoiding debt as a young adult, and explains how to cash flow a college education.
Chapter 6. Consumer Awareness
Identifies factors that influence consumer behavior and the effect of inflation on buying power.
Unit 3: Financial Planning and Insurance
Chapter 7. Bargain Shopping
Highlights the importance of bargain shopping as part of a healthy financial plan and identifies important negotiation strategies.
Chapter 8. Investing and Retirement
Establishes basic investing guidelines, describes and compares various types of investments, and identifies elements of employer benefits and retirement plans.
Chapter 9. Insurance
Identifies the purpose of financial risk management as well as the appropriate and most cost-effective risk management strategies.
Unit 4: Income, Taxes, and Giving
Chapter 10. Money and Relationships
Identifies the differences among people's values and attitudes as they relate to money and highlights communication strategies for discussing financial issues.
Chapter 11. Careers and Taxes
Examines the importance of pursuing a career in line with your strengths, the elements of effective goal setting, the best practices of successful people, and types of income and taxes.
Chapter 12. Giving
Highlights the importance of giving of your time, talents, and money in order to serve others and leave a lasting legacy.