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Do you want your child to be self-sufficient when he or she reaches adulthood? Do you want your student to avoid some of the financial mistakes common to our society?
7Sisters’ Financial Literacy high school curriculum is just what you need!
Financial Literacy from a Christian Perspective by Sara Hibbard Hayes is designed to introduce teens to the world of personal finance through textbook instruction, online articles and videos, interactive exercises, and more! Students are encouraged to immediately apply some of the concepts they learn and are introduced to other financial topics which will become a part of their lives in just a few short years.
Included in each chapter is a focus on God-honoring attitudes and practices. Additionally, parents are given the opportunity to share their knowledge, experience, and tips on financial matters via numerous assignments throughout the book.
We have the following blog posts to help:
- Financial Literacy Suggested Syllabus
- Homeschool HighSchool Podcast: Financial Literacy for Teens
- Interactive Financial Literacy Course: Why it is Awesome and How to Use It
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17 Replies to “Excerpt from Financial Literacy Table of Contents from 7Sisters”
Will this count as a math credit or economics credit? Thank you!
Good question, Rebecca. In many states, Financial Literacy counts as a math credit. Sometimes it counts as an economics credit. Check your states graduation requirements or homeschool requirements, or if you are part of an umbrella school or supervising organization, they can tell you what the local requirements cover. In any case, it is an important life skill!
How much actual math work is involved in this course?
Thanks for your question. I asked Sara, the book’s author, about this. Here is her reply:
There’s a lot of basic math (addition, subtraction), especially in the balancing your checkbook and tax returns sections. There is a small amount of use of exponents in calculating compounded interest.
This isn’t a ‘math book’, per se. It’s intended to teach, on a basic level, how to handle finances and money topics in basic life. The student is often taken to online sites which themselves perform the calculations. It’s important that students know that such sites exist and are available for their use in financial situations. A young adult is much more likely to find and use such a site than he or she is to try to think back to a math formula in order to work out the calculation for him/herself.
My daughter will be in 9th grade next year, but will be doing 8th grade level math. Will this course be over her head, math-wise? She is an excellent reader and up to level on all other subjects besides math. Thanks!
The math pieces of this curriculum are not super-challenging, but the course itself is very demanding. I would probably wait for another year or two of maturity in my teen before working through Financial Lit. Your daughter may well be able to handle the actual calculations in the activities, but a little bit of extra life-experience will make the experience richer. (Just my $0.02…there’s no reason that it wouldn’t work well if you feel good about it for your homeschool at this point! )
Good advice, thank you!
For the high School program we are involved in, 1 credit is 60 hours. Which would normally take 1 semester to complete. In your opinion will this course take more time than the 60 hours for the average high school student? Am I correct in my thinking that if this course is made to be a full year than that could be 2 credits, 120 hours of work?
You are correct, Melissa. The number of hours this course will need varies by student but usually within the 120-180 hours that many states assign as 1 credit. We assign the credit to our local homeschool high schoolers in our group classes by the scope and sequence covered in the course (if they complete the course, they earned the credit). You will follow your homeschool organizations guidelines because there’s not ONE right way to homeschool 🙂
Good morning. Would this also cover business math or do I need to purchase a separate curriculum for that?
Financial Literacy is for personal and family financial knowledge and planning. Business Math will cover other topics that a business needs to know like bookkeeping.
I see that there are 9 lessons within the material. Would that suggest that each lesson/unit would take about 4 weeks? For a total of 36 weeks?
Some of the chapters are longer than others, but the course is designed to take a traditional 9-month academic year to complete. If you’d like more specific ideas on pacing, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. We don’t recommend a firm schedule for our courses because homeschools follow so many different rhythms (co-op 1 or 2 days per week? school 5 days per week? 4 days? volunteer commitments or part-time job?), but I am happy to share a sample schedule that is helpful for many folks who have used Financial Literacy from a Christian Perspective.
Is this at all interactive? Video instruction or audio instruction or is it all reading from the printed page?
Thanks for your question, Marlene! The textbook portion of this course includes a lot of information in written form. Student assignments are interspersed throughout the chapters; many of these assignments include linked videos (usually 4-8 minutes long) to introduce a new, related point or emphasize information included in the text. Some links lead to short articles from reputable sources; some link to online activities. Check out the sample pages provided at https://www.7sistershomeschool.com/excerpt-financial-literacy-christian-perspective/ .
Is this designed to be a full year course or is this a semester course?
This is designed to be used over a full year, Christina, but there is no set schedule, so you can easily adapt it to fit your homeschool’s rhythms.