Using and Abusing Credit

Unit of 4 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Mathematics
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Arts Education
Language Arts
Issue Area: 
Financial
Focus Question 

 Can credit be used responsibly?  

 

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Unit Overview 

Introduce the complex economic world of credit and credit cards. The learners identify the intended uses as well as the abuses of credit and credit cards and explore ways to responsibly spend, save, invest, and donate as their needs and wants become known. 

Service Experience 
The learners create a print or video advertisement about the responsible use of credit, and share it with the larger community.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Using and Abusing Credit
Lesson 2 of 4
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce learners to the complex economic world of credit and credit cards. The learners will identify the uses as well as the abuses of credit and credit cards, and explore ways to effectively utilize them so that they will be better able to spend, save, invest, and donate to meet their needs and wants. 

Unit: 
Using and Abusing Credit
Lesson 4 of 4
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

The purpose of this lesson is for the learner to acquire a knowledge and understanding of the information and skills needed to use credit responsibly. The learner will synthesize this knowledge and understanding in the development of an advertisement designed to promote the responsible use of credit.