Welcome to the 2017/2018 school year at Jackson Liberty High School.
I like to wish everyone a very enjoyable, successful, productive, and rewarding 2017/2018 school year.
Please make sure students do not bring or use cell phones or headphones in the classroom.
Anthony F. Mastromarino
Financial Literacy - First Semester 2017/2018
Homeroom 7:15 - 7:22
Period #1 7:22 - 8:40
Technology has revolutionized the financial services industry, creating demanding positions in need of talented applicants who have mastered both the technical and software skills, including the ability to communicate effectively, solve problems, and work as team members. This course will introduce students, through the use of project-based instruction, to the foundations of finance and the role of finance, credit, savings, investments, and consumer responsibilities play in business and personal lives. Various technological tools such as concepts and applications of Microsoft Office software, use of the Internet for research and writing, and college and career information through Naviance software are additional skills that will be utilized throughout school, work, and life.
FINANCIAL LITERACY – COURSE REQUIREMENTS
CLASSWORK AND NOTEBOOK RESPONSIBILITIES FOR EACH CHAPTER FOR PARTICIPATION GRADES AND HOMEWORK GRADES.
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS MUST BE COMPLETED FOR EACH CHAPTER.
- COPY THE OUTCOMES FOR EACH SECTION IN THE CHAPTER INTO YOUR NOTEBOOK.
- DEFINE TERMS FOR EACH SECTION INTO NOTEBOOK.
- DEFINE TERMS FOR EACH SECTION IN MS POWERPOINT.
- EVERY POWERPOINT MUST HAVE THE TERM, DEFINITION, AND PICTURE TO DESCRIBE THE TERM.
- WE WILL COVER ABOUT 1 CHAPTER PER WEEK.
- YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENTS I PLACE ON THE BOARD FOR THAT DAYS LESSON.
- ALL “DO NOW” ASSIGNMENTS TO BE COMPLETED ON MS EXCEL.
- EACH MARKING PERIOD YOU WILL GET A PARTICIPATION GRADE, HOMEWORK GRADE, AND TEST GRADES.
- THERE WILL BE OPEN NOTEBOOK QUIZZES, REGULAR QUIZZES, AND TEST DURING THE MARKING PERIOD.
- ALL LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL RECEIVE A GRADE OF ZERO.
- IF A STUDENT IS ABSENT, THE STUDENT WILL RECEIVE ONE DAY TO COMPLETE THE ASSIGNMENT.
- BEING ABSENT IS NOT AN EXCUSE. ALL LESSON PLANS ARE ON-LINE AND HANDOUTS ARE PROVIDED IN CLASS.
GOOD LUCK AND HAVE AN ENJOYABLE SEMESTER.
Degrees and Certifications:
Financial Literacy - Course Proficiencies
JACKSON SCHOOL DISTRICT
Description of Course Content
Technology has revolutionized the financial services industry, creating demanding positions in need of talented applicants who have mastered both the technical and software skills, including the ability to communicate effectively, solve problems, and work as team members. This course will introduce students, through the use of project-based instruction, to the foundations of finance and the role of finance, credit, savings, investments, and consumer responsibilities play in business and personal lives. Various technological tools such as concepts and applications of business software, use of the Internet for research and writing, and college and career information through Naviance software are additional skills that will be utilized throughout school, work, and life.
The Financial Litearcy student has:
- sufficient keyboarding skills.
- the ability to recognize and apply business software terminology.
- satisfactory public speaking and listening skills.
- sufficient work habits.
- the ability to complete cooperative as well as independent assignments effectively.
- the ability to read, understand, and use print and electronic source materials.
- adequate ability to locate and evaluate valid sources.
Description of Expected Learning
The student will:
- understand and demonstrate appropriate professional appearance and behavior.
- apply decision-making skills to problem solving.
- display reliability, initiative, honesty, and integrity.
- evaluate work quality against standards.
- participate as a member of work teams.
- understand the impact and consequences of computer applications in society.
- appreciate the need and desirability of technological developments.
- Business Software:
The student will:
- correctly create, format and edit letters, memos, reports, tables, outlines, and other business documents.
- recognize the benefits of the software program to access, organize and analyze critical business data.
- be able to understand the application of the software program in a personal and workplace environment.
- understand how to share data with others, connect data to the web or other sources within the organization, and analyze that data to make better decisions.
- implement the ability to create, edit, and modify spreadsheets as well as to exhibit the ability to create charts and graphs from spreadsheets.
- create, manage, and modify databases, tables, forms and reports.
- realize the benefits of the software program to create powerful, persuasive multimedia presentations for personal and business use.
- communicate orally using multimedia presentations.
III. Personal Finance:
The student will:
- understand the importance of personal financial planning.
- identify the basic steps in the budget preparation and develop a budget using a loan calculator.
- identify the 2 main functions of commercial banks – accept deposits and make loans.
- complete a bank signature card, deposit slip, and elements of a checking account.
- analyze and discuss the importance of managing credit efficiently and effectively for personal use.
- obtain and apply knowledge on how to minimize risk and maximize returns related to investments.
- discuss the 5 basic consumer rights and explain the correlating consumer responsibilities.
- develop the necessary skills to be a good consumer.
- obtain and apply knowledge on financial markets.
- Internet Research and Writing:
The student will:
- understand how to utilize and access accurate and reliable information using search engines and databases.
- select appropriate electronic media and print materials for research and evaluate the quality of the information received.
- analyze and compose the components of the research process through synthesizing and citing information by using researched materials and technology to support writing.
- establish a position integrating multiple perspectives in class-based discussions.
- use print and electronic media texts to explore global economy and aspects of business.
- determine and recognize the influences on news media based on existing political, historical, economical and social contexts.
- exploratory reading of informational text such as print, online, and multi-media sources.
- locate, evaluate, and analyze valid sources after choosing a topic.
- include an extended definition which explains a key concept.
- include accurate internal parenthetical citations within the research assignment.
- Understand how to work simultaneously with multiple software applications.
- Demonstrate their ability to integrate data in various forms.
The student will:
- Develop career planning and workplace readiness skills.
- Demonstrate their ability to prepare employment documents such as resume and letter of application.
VII. Evaluative Means to Determine Mastery
- Student performance on teacher prepared tests and quizzes.
- Student performance in class discussions and evaluations
- Student performance on homework assignments.
- Student performance on alternate assessment projects.
- Student performance on research assignments.
- Student performance on final examinations.
VIII. Requirements for Successful Completion of Course
- Successful attainment of state mandated core proficiencies.
- Adherence to district attendance policy.
- Consistent completion of assignments in a satisfactory manner.
- Completion research process.
- Completion of the final exam.