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Manage Your Money: Middle School Financial Literacy

Lydia P.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,569)
During this class, students will learn the most important principles of personal finances and money management.

Class experience

US Grade 6 - 8
8 lessons//8 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Budgeting Basics
Students will learn about why it is important to budget and have a emergency fund.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Deep Dive into Budgeting
Students will learn about the basics of budgeting and practice the principles they learn through a game.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Types of Credit & Responsible Borrowing
Students learn about different types of credit, such as credit cards and loans, and how to borrow responsibly to avoid debt.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Building and Maintaining Good Credit Scores
This class focuses on understanding credit scores, how they are calculated, and strategies for building and maintaining a good credit score.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Saving versus Investing
Students learn the importance of saving money and the difference between saving and investing, including the risks and rewards of each.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Building on the previous week, students learn more advanced investment concepts, such as different investment vehicles and strategies for long-term growth.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Saving and Checking Accounts
This class covers the basics of checking and savings accounts, including how to open and manage these accounts effectively.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Taxes and Pay Stubs
Students learn about the basics of taxes, including how to read a paystub, understanding deductions, and filing tax returns.
I have worked as a journalist for a daily newspaper and later earned my Master's degree in Library Science. I worked as a school librarian for many years. Research and finding the best and most up to date information has always been a big part of job and something I am very passionate about. When creating this course, I have used those skills to create the best curriculum. 
Homework Offered
Students will complete a discussion question in the classroom and one weekly homework assignment.
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Grade or certificate of completion is available on request.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
We will be using external websites during this class. None of the websites require students to enter any personal information or set up an account. Shady Sam and Build Your Stax are both games that the students will play for homework. The Occupational Handbook is a government website where students can investigate different careers. This will also be a homework activity. 
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,569)
Hi! My name is Lydia. I am a teacher and a librarian. I love learning, and I think learning should be fun. I like to laugh, sing, and play with little kids, and I love exploring strange and exciting topics with older learners. 

Throughout the... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $100 for all content
8 pre-recorded lessons
8 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Ages: 13-16

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