Extreme Economics: The Need for Personal Finance in the School Curriculum

Extreme Economics: The Need for Personal Finance in the School Curriculum

by Keen J. Babbage
ISBN-10:
1578865646
ISBN-13:
9781578865642
Pub. Date:
02/03/2007
Publisher:
R&L Education

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Extreme Economics: The Need for Personal Finance in the School Curriculum

As the debt of the U.S. government approaches {dollar}9 trillion, we must ask ourselves what sort of economic example is being set for our students. If this debt is passed on to the current generation of students, what, then, should children and teenagers know about personal finance? How can sound financial principles and money management be taught to these students? Extreme Economics: The Need for Personal Finance in the School Curriculum identifies, through current research, what children and teenagers need to know about managing funds. It shows educators how to design instructional activities that enable students to learn about money management in fascinating and meaningful ways. Extreme Economics is not filled with complicated or confusing charts, graphs, and terminology. It is readable and immediately applicable. As education continues to advance, the school curriculum might consist of reading, writing, math, and economics and finance. This book is an important step to ensuring a solid base in this emerging area.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578865642
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 02/03/2007
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.99(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Keen Babbage has 23 years of experience as a teacher and administrator in middle, high school, college, and graduate school. He is the author of 6 other books, all published by Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
How to Learn About Money     1
Student Life Experience as a Powerful Classroom Resource     23
How Student Life Experience Connects With What Students Need to Learn     39
How to Fully Apply Student Life Experience to Achieve Mastery     61
Student Conversations, Hobbies, and Daily Lives: More Resources for Any Teacher Who Listens and Notices     79
A Day in the Economic Life of an Elementary School Student     105
A Day in the Economic Life of a Middle School Student     121
A Day in the Economic Life of a High School Student     137
A Visit to a Middle School Extreme Economics Class     153
Save. Save More. Keep Saving     175
About the Author     189

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Sylvia L. Lovely

Extreme times call for extreme measures. In this eye-opening guide to financial responsibility, Keen Babbage arms young people with the extreme tools for fiscal security. Extreme Economics can help them survive, and even thrive, in an era when bankruptcies are epidemic and living on the edge is commonplace.

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