Lesson 4: Back to School
Concepts: Postsecondary education and careers, human capital, employment/unemployment, FAFSA, budget and living expenses, savings tools, Rule of 72
This lesson examines developing human capital, postsecondary education as a key to greater financial well-being, costs and financing options for postsecondary education, budgeting and saving to achieve financial and personal goals, preparing for emergency situations, and using foundational personal finance strategies. The lesson culminates with a full-scale expense tracking and budgeting project.
The video component of the lesson shares the financial and personal experiences and lessons learned of a college freshman, her family, and her friends when they were forced to evacuate New Orleans, Louisiana, before Hurricane Katrina and after they returned.
- Lesson procedures
- SMART Board file to accompany lesson procedures
- PowerPoint presentation to accompany lesson procedures
- Narrated presentation
- Test Your Knowledge interactive
- Resources guide
- Culminating activity: Financial Trivia
- Infographic on developing human capital
- Infographic on budgeting
- Infographic on saving and investing
You can watch the video accompanying this lesson using the YouTube player below, or download it directly to your computer.