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					                            CURRICULUM MAP FOR CAREERS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

 Time             Topic/Activities                                                  Objectives                                          Assessment
8 Days   Topic - Our Economic Environment         The Student Will Be Able To:                                                     Students will be assessed
         Activities - Students will complete      Distinguish between needs and wants.                                             with a basic assignment at
         all activities and projects associated   Explain the difference between goods and services.                               the end of each chapter.
         with the unit. The activities will       Describe the economic resources used in the production of goods and services.    They will also have a quiz
         include Internet, Business Math,         List the three economic questions that must be answered by every society.        at the conclusion of every
         Communications, International            Describe three types of economic systems.                                        two chapters and a test at
         Business and an Ethics Activity.         Explain why economies are mixed systems.                                         the end of the unit.
                                                  Explain why market economies are becoming common around the world.
                                                  Identify three economic roles each person performs.
                                                  Describe the impact of worker productivity on our standards of living.
                                                  Recognize the role of citizens in our economy.
                                                  Explain how Gross Domestic Product, GPD per capita, and labor productivity are
                                                  used as measurement of economic performance.
                                                  Describe the four phases of the business cycle.
                                                  Define inflation and deflation


8 Days   Topic - Business Operations              The Student Will Be Able To:                                                     Students will be assessed
         Activities - Students will complete      Distinguish the four basic kinds of businesses.                                  with a basic assignment at
         all activities and projects associated   Recognize seven kinds of activities performed by businesses.                     the end of each chapter.
         with the unit. The activities will       Explain how jobs are created in our economy.                                     They will also have a quiz
         include Internet, Business Math,         Explain how ownership differs among sole proprietorship, partnerships, and       at the conclusion of every
         Communications, International            corporations.                                                                    two chapters and a test at
         Business and an Ethics Activity.         List the advantages and disadvantages of the three major types of business       the end of the unit.
                                                  ownership.
                                                  List the five functions for managers.
                                                  Describe the three specialized forms or business organization.
                                                  Discuss the common characteristics of an effective leader.
                                                  Explain the five human relations skills needed by managers.
                                                  Describe the two main types of leadership styles.
                                                  List common marketing activities and define the marketing concept.
                                                  Explain the two steps in marketing planning.
                                                  Explain the advantages of small businesses in providing customer service.
6 Days   Topic - Business and Government in       The Student Will Be Able To:                                                           Students will be assessed
         Our Global Economy                       Explain what is meant by the social responsibility of business.                        with a basic assignment at
         Activities- Students will complete all   Identify four social responsibility issues and cite examples of socially responsible   the end of each chapter.
         activities and projects associated       actions                                                                                They will also have a quiz
         with the unit. The activities will       Describe the purpose of a code of ethics.                                              at the conclusion of every
         include Internet, Business Math,         State the basic reason for nations doing business with each other.                     two chapters and a test at
         Communication, International             Understand the concepts of currency exchange rates, balance of trade, and              the end of the unit.
         Business and an Ethics Activity.         balance of payments.
                                                  Explain what is meant by a multinational corporation.
                                                  Explain protection provided by the government.
                                                  Explain methods used by government to regulate our economy.
                                                  Describe how the government assists business.
                                                  Explain the role of government in producing goods and services and hiring workers.
                                                  Explain two ways that government raises money.




6 Days   Topic - Small Business Management The Student Will Be Able To:                                                                  Students will be assessed
         Activities- Students will complete all Explain The characteristics of small-business owners.                                    with a basic assignment at
         activities and projects associated     Identify key steps small-business owners follow to start their businesses.               the end of each chapter.
         with the unit. The activities will     Explain the importance of a written business plan.                                       They will also have a quiz
         include Internet, Business Math,       Explain the various types of financing for a new business.                               at the conclusion of every
         Communication, International           Explain why human resources are important to the success of small business.              two chapters and a test at
         Business and an Ethics Activity.       Identify factors to be considered by a small business owner when assessing human         the end of the unit.
                                                needs.
                                                Outline types of compensation and typical benefits for employees.
                                                Identify common sources of financial information for small businesses.
                                                Describe the three types of business budgets.
                                                Outline the primary financial records needed to manage a small business.
                                                Explain the financial statements used by business owners for decision making.
6 Days   Topic - Technology for Business          The Student Will Be Able To:                                                            Students will be assessed
         Decisions                                Explain the elements of a computer system.                                              with a basic assignment at
         Activities- Students will complete all   Recognize the functions of a computer program, memory, and storage devices.             the end of each chapter.
         activities and projects associated       Describe the effects of computer systems on our society.                                They will also have a quiz
         with the unit. The activities will       Describe the purpose of management information systems.                                 at the conclusion of every
         include Internet, Business Math,         Explain the benefits of word processing software and desktop publishing.                two chapters and a test at
         Communication, International             Identify uses of database and spreadsheet software.                                     the end of the unit.
         Business and an Ethics Activity.         List the uses of technology in retailing, public service, education, and home office.
                                                  Describe how technology affects employment, benefits business operations, and
                                                  expands global business activities.
                                                  Identify services that technology brings into people's homes.
                                                  Discuss social concerns associated with computers and technology.

8 Days   Topic - Careers in Our Global            Explain why human resources are a vital economic force.                                 Students will be assessed
         Economy                                  Identify types of industries and occupational groups in our work force.                 with a basic assignment at
         Activities- Students will complete all   Discuss factors that affect job opportunities and how the workplace is changing.        the end of each chapter.
         activities and projects associated       Explain career planning and list sources of career information.                         They will also have a quiz
         with the unit. The activities will       Discuss approaches that can be taken to learn about values and abilities.               at the conclusion of every
         include Internet, Business Math,         Describe five steps to follow when making a career decisions.                           two chapters and a test at
         Communication, International             Identify sources for financing additional education.                                    the end of the unit.
         Business and an Ethics Activity.         Discuss how to compose a letter of application and a personal data sheet, and how
                                                  to fill out an employment application form.
                                                  Explain how to prepare for a good interview.
                                                  Describe how pre-employment tests are used by employers.
                                                  Identify qualities that lead to success on the job.
                                                  Define a small business.
                                                  Identify reasons why small businesses fail.
                                                  Describe several sources of help for small-business owners.
                                                  List characteristics of successful small-business owners.



1 Day    Units 1-6                                Portfolio Assessment, Decision-Making Project, Mid-Term                                 Mid-Term
6 Days   Topic - Consumers in the Economy         The Student Will Be Able To:                                                      Students will be assessed
         Activities- Students will complete all   Describe the informed consumer in our economic system.                            with a basic assignment at
         activities and projects associated       Identify three types of consumer organizations,                                   the end of each chapter.
         with the unit. The activities will       List ways in which business provide consumer information.                         They will also have a quiz
         include Internet, Business Math,         Outline questions which informed consumers should ask when selecting the best     at the conclusion of every
         Communication, International             product or service.                                                               two chapters and a test at
         Business and an Ethics Activity.         List steps to follow when making a buying decision.                               the end of the unit.
                                                  Explain the importance of a business's reputation and the value of brand names.
                                                  Outline how a consumer becomes an efficient shopper.
                                                  Describe the Consumer Price Index.
                                                  Describe the consumer movement.
                                                  Identify and explain seven consumer rights.
                                                  Discuss five consumer responsibilities.

8 Days   Topic - Financial Institutions and       The Student Will Be Able To:                                                      Students will be assessed
         Banking Services.                        Describe the major types of deposit-type and no deposit financial institutions.   with a basic assignment at
         Activities- Students will complete all   Explain the services provided by the financial industry.                          the end of each chapter.
         activities and projects associated       Outline the functions of the Federal Reserve Systems.                             They will also have a quiz
         with the unit. The activities will       Explain how banks earn money, help communities, and create economic growth.       at the conclusion of every
         include Internet, Business Math,         Explain the difference between the two major types of checking accounts.          two chapters and a test at
         Communication, International             Detail the process of opening a checking account.                                 the end of the unit.
         Business and an Ethics Activity.         Define three types of endorsements and explain when each is used.
                                                  Demonstrate proper check-writing procedures
                                                  Explain the purpose of a stop-payment order.
                                                  Name three special types of checks.
                                                  Describe how payments are made through electronic fund transfer.
8 Days   Topic - Credit in Our Economy            The Student Will Be Able To:                                                       Students will be assessed
         Activities- Students will complete all   Explain what credit is and how it is used.                                         with a basic assignment at
         activities and projects associated       Distinguish loan credit, sales credit, and trade credit.                           the end of each chapter.
         with the unit. The activities will       Discuss how credit is granted, including the three C's of credit.                  They will also have a quiz
         include Internet, Business Math,         Cite the disadvantages and disadvantages of using credit.                          at the conclusion of every
         Communication, International             Describe three types of charge accounts: regular, budget, and revolving.           two chapters and a test at
         Business and an Ethics Activity.         List common types of credit cards.                                                 the end of the unit.
                                                  Explain how installment credit sales differ from credit card sales.
                                                  Explain how simple interest is computed.
                                                  Distinguish between decreasing payment and level payment installment loans.
                                                  Explain the cost of credit in addition to interest.
                                                  Discuss credit applications credit bureaus, and credit reports.
                                                  Explain what should be done in checking credit records.
                                                  Explain what can be done to build and keep a good credit history.

8 Days   Topic - Saving and Investment            The Student Will Be Able To:                                                       Students will be assessed
         Strategies                               Explain why it is important to have a saving plan.                                 with a basic assignment at
         Activities- Students will complete all   Compute interest on savings.                                                       the end of each chapter.
         activities and projects associated       Discuss the factors to consider when comparing savings plans.                      They will also have a quiz
         with the unit. The activities will       Describe how savings help our economy.                                             at the conclusion of every
         include Internet, Business Math,         Explain how a market account differs from a regular savings account.               two chapters and a test at
         Communication, International             Cite advantages and disadvantages of certificates of deposit (CDs).                the end of the unit.
         Business and an Ethics Activity.         Discuss why an individual retirement account (IRA) is beneficial.
                                                  Explain how investing in bonds is different from investing in stocks.
                                                  Explain factors to consider when selecting stock investments.
                                                  Discuss the benefits of investment clubs.
                                                  Outline the process of buying a home.
                                                  Explain the advantages and the major cost of home ownership.
                                                  Describe commodities, currency futures and collectibles suitable for investment.
10 Days Topic - Risk Management                   The Student Will Be Able To:                                                         Students will be assessed
        Activities- Students will complete all    Discuss various types of risk and how economic risk can be avoided.                  with a basic assignment at
        activities and projects associated        Describe insurance, coinsurance, and the kinds of losses that can be covered.        the end of each chapter.
        with the unit. The activities will        List factors that affect the cost of insurance coverage.                             They will also have a quiz
        include Internet, Business Math,          Explain the risks of personal injury and personal damage that owning an              at the conclusion of every
        Communication, International              automobile entails.                                                                  two chapters and a test at
        Business and an Ethics Activity.          Detail the factors that affect insurance rates and how you can reduce those rates.   the end of the unit.
                                                  List four basic vehicle insurance laws.
                                                  Discuss the types of losses covered by home and property insurance.
                                                  Explain how to purchase property insurance and how to make a claim.
                                                  Describe the purpose of business insurance.
                                                  Explain why life insurance is important.
                                                  Compare the cost and benefits of the two basic types of life insurance- term and
                                                  permanent.
                                                  Outline the procedures for obtaining life insurance coverage.
                                                  Describe the five types of medical insurance.
                                                  Explain managed health care and define the main types for managed care plans.
                                                  List health insurance plans provided by government.



6 Days   Topic - Personal Financial               The Student Will Be Able To:                                                         Students will be assessed
         Management                               List the four ways to manage your money successfully.                                with a basic assignment at
         Activities- Students will complete all   Describe two personal financial statements that determine financial status of an     the end of each chapter.
         activities and projects associated       individual family.                                                                   They will also have a quiz
         with the unit. The activities will       Explain how you can manage your money wisely.                                        at the conclusion of every
         include Internet, Business Math,         Describe the main purposes of a budget.                                              two chapters and a test at
         Communication, International             Explain the steps in the budgeting process.                                          the end of the unit.
         Business and an Ethics Activity.         List the characteristics of a successful budget.
                                                  Name the four advantages of financial planning.
                                                  Describe how to create and implement a financial plan.
                                                  Explain why a financial plan should be evaluated and revised.

1 Day    Units 7-12                               Portfolio Assessment, Decision-Making Project, Final                                 Final

				
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