Consumer Education and Economics © 2008

Grade Levels: 9-11

Consumer Education & Economics is a contemporary consumer education program that covers all financial literacy basics including understanding our economy, managing family and personal finances, understanding and managing credit, and making well-informed purchasing decisions.

Consumer Education and Economics © 2008

Features include:

  • Skill development focuses on critical thinking, decision-making, problem solving, and resource management.
  • Economic Impact & Issues features explore how events impact the economy with issues such as the cost of college, consumer confidence, saving for retirement, and insuring against disaster.
  • Savvy Consumer features guide students in applying their knowledge as they analyze actual situations.
  • Contemporary content includes changes and developments in health care systems, consumer laws, and the continued growth of Internet resources.
  • Dollars and Sense features provide practical tips to help students make the most of their money.
  • Reading with Purpose features build reading skills. Students learn to define vocabulary, visualize ideas, paraphrase chapter content, and create outlines.
  • InfoSource features help students develop essential consumer skills of finding and utilizing print and online resources for reliable information.