Foundations in Personal Finance Homeschool Kit
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. We've included lesson plans, 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.
This set of 5 DVDs offers more than 12 hours of engaging classroom instruction taught by Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze and Chris Hogan.
The Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool Student Text is a comprehensive, 288-page student soft-cover consumable.
foundationsU Blended Learning Site
Our Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool curriculum comes with access to our 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.
As a mom who homeschooled my children through high school, I am frequently asked if I felt that homeschooling was the best option. Typically, as I continue dialoguing with the questioner, the real question they are asking is, "What classes did you teach them?" My answer is always the same; I sought to prepare them for their unique futures. Many feel this is a non-answer, but the reality is that all of our children will have a different path that they are called to follow. However, there was one course that both of my children were required to complete before graduation and that was a Dave Ramsey Personal Finance Course. I am thrilled that Rainbow Resource Center is now carrying this outstanding course for homeschooled teens.
Recently revised, this course goes above and beyond my greatest expectations! Combining the high energy that Dave Ramsey is well known for with the practical experiences of his team, this DVD-driven curriculum will equip your young people for financial success. After laying the personal finance foundation with units on saving and budgeting, this comprehensive course explores credit and debt, money myths, and post-high school opportunities including how to pay for higher education. Consumer awareness follows, which takes a hard look at common marketing tactics, buyer's remorse, and developing power over purchases. Bargain shopping, investing, retiring, insurance, money and relationships, careers and taxes, and giving conclude this practical, well-developed course. The course meets state benchmarks and standards if you are in a state that requires a personal finance course. Information is available at www.daveramsey.com/school/foundations-standards.
As a parent who has used the two previous editions of this course, I was thrilled to see that it now includes instruction on the valuable skill of balancing your checking account, the importance of student budgeting, the role of money in interpersonal relationships, career planning, resumes, interview basics, a summary of income and taxes, and the importance of giving your time, money, and talents to help others.
The Homeschool Kit includes one DVD set and one student workbook. The DVD set contains five instructional DVDs along with a 160-page digital Teacher's Guide on CD-ROM. The PDF teacher's guide includes case studies, various activity ideas, and tests. Most of the activities provided are tailored for individual students. The teaching helps and information provided is designed to be flexible, giving you the ability to select the options that will best meet your educational goals. The 284-page consumable workbook includes lecture outlines, motivating quotes and scripture references, tips for success, brief topical articles, key terms, quizzes, graphic organizers, and chapter reviews. The reviews contain matching, multiple choice, illustration boxes and short-answer questions. Access to online learning adds even more content to this program and provides useful finance tools, chapter activities/quizzes, and diverse articles of interest to high school students. Although the course is designed for individual homeschool use, permission is granted for homeschool groups/co-ops to use the program. Each student will need their own workbook.
This course prepares young people for their future regardless of the career path they follow. In my family, this course was "required," not only for graduation but also before they were allowed to have checking accounts and debit cards. Your young people will thank you for this course - if not today, then in the future! ~ Deanne
That being said, I am glad my son took THIS course & I will have my other children take it as well. Even if it only counts as an elective, this course truly opened my son’s eyes to personal finance, responsibility, risk, & debt. This course should actually be the one required by ALL students to graduate! In fact, my son recommends it for every adult, as well.
If you have further questions about which Economics courses for your student to take, I strongly suggest speaking to RR staff in order to guide you in the right direction.
No, you could not count this as a semester of high school math.
I would highly recommend this course for all high school students as it will provide them with a wealth of practical knowledge. If your child actually applies the principles that he learns in this course to his daily living, he will most assuredly build a firm financial foundation that will benefit him for the rest of his life.
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