Financial Literacy in the Content Area

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Financial Literacy in the Content Area

Jane Woodside
Some high school students are introduced to the need to know about financial literacy because they pay for their own vehicle, their own car insurance, auto expenses and food and clothing expenses while attending high school. They have learned a lot about financial responsibility. Other students are able to focus on academics and activities with parents that support their financial needs. We need to find a way to use the first group of students to help educate the second group about financial literacy and what they have learned about basic things like vehicle payments, car insurance and all the associated costs of vehicle ownership.  

What I am trying to say is it's hard for a 15-18 year old to get a handle on saving for the future or learning about purchasing their first car or home when that is five to ten years down the road.

It's important in high school to be introduced to financial literacy.  I teach a media technology course and think that finding and interviewing the kids who have some financial life lessons and sharing the videos might be a way I could incorporate it into my class.