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Financial Fitness Resources/Activities for 21st Century Schools
Financial Fitness Resources/Activities for 21st Century Schools
Financial Fitness Resources/Activities for 21st Century Schools
Financial Fitness Resources/Activities for 21st Century Schools
Financial Fitness Resources/Activities for 21st Century Schools
Financial Fitness Resources/Activities for 21st Century Schools
Financial Fitness Resources/Activities for 21st Century Schools
Financial Fitness Resources/Activities for 21st Century Schools
Financial Fitness Resources/Activities for 21st Century Schools
Financial Fitness Resources/Activities for 21st Century Schools
Financial Fitness Resources/Activities for 21st Century Schools
Financial Fitness Resources/Activities for 21st Century Schools
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  • 1. Financial Fitness Resources/Activities for 21 st Century Schools Texas 4-H and Texas AgriLife Extension Service Jane Parker Texas AgriLife Extension – Travis County Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences
  • 2. Texas 4-H & Youth Development Program <ul><li>WHAT IS 4-H ALL ABOUT? </li></ul><ul><li>4-H IS MORE THAN JUST A CLUB! </li></ul><ul><li>4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 65,000 Texas youth are enrolled members of 4-H community clubs in Texas. Another 850,000 Texas youth get involved in 4-H through special educational opportunities at school, in after school programs, or at neighborhood or youth centers. These youth live in cities, suburbs, small towns and rural communities. </li></ul>
  • 3. Contacting Your County Extension Agent <ul><li>http://tce.tamu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>yourcounty-tx.tamu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Travis-tx.tamu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Group Enrollment Form </li></ul>
  • 4. National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) – High School Financial Planning Program <ul><li>FREE curriculum promoted by the NEFE network in Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Student Guide </li></ul><ul><li>CD of resources </li></ul><ul><li>hsfpp.nefe.org </li></ul><ul><li>FREE </li></ul>
  • 5. NEFE HSFPP Modules <ul><li>Your Financial Plan: Where It All Begins </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting: Making the Most of Your Money </li></ul><ul><li>Investing: Making Money Work for You </li></ul><ul><li>God Debt, Bad Debt: Using Credit Wisely </li></ul><ul><li>Your Money: Keeping It Safe and Secure </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance: Protecting What You Have </li></ul><ul><li>Your Career: Doing What Matters Most </li></ul>
  • 6. Overview: <ul><li>Each lesson: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials List </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unit Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procedure and Corresponding Student Guide Pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exercises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Non-commercial </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Links </li></ul><ul><li>FREE </li></ul>
  • 7. 4-H Consumer Decision-Making <ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer Life Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer Decision-Making Contest </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. 4-H Consumer Decision-Making Objectives <ul><li>Participants will…. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate skill in making decisions based on facts; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply knowledge and experience in consumer education by analyzing consumer situations; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience making choices among selected marketplace options; develop and strengthen reasoning ability in consumer skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate ability to organize thoughts and express them orally in a clear confident manner </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. Preparing for Competition <ul><li>Classes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Study Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Situations </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare the class </li></ul><ul><li>Place the class </li></ul><ul><li>Cuts </li></ul><ul><li>Calculating the scores </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.judgingcard.com/resources/Hormel.aspx </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Oral Reasons <ul><li>Opening Statement </li></ul><ul><li>General Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison of Each Pair </li></ul><ul><li>Admissions or Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion or Closing Statement </li></ul>
  • 11. Financial Fitness Resources/Activities for 21 st Century Schools <ul><li>Texas 4-H and Texas AgriLife Extension Service Resources for Financial Fitness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NEFE HSFPP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4-H Consumer Decision-Making Contest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact your County Extension Agent – Family and Consumer Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>County Extension Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://tce.tamu.edu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://yourcounty-tx.tamu.edu </li></ul></ul>
  • 12. Jane Parker Texas AgriLife Extension Service Travis County Agent – Family and Consumer Sciences 1600 B. Smith Road Austin, TX 78721 512.854.9600 [email_address] http://travis-tx.tamu.edu

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