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Lesson Plans (4) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Learning Activities (1)

ALEX Lesson Plans  
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Subject: Finance (9 - 12), or Social Studies (7)
Title: How Much Does It Cost?
Description: Students will use an online mortgage calculator to determine  the cost of financing a house over various lengths of time and at various interest rates.  This lesson is excellent to include in a budgeting unit.

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Subject: Finance (9 - 12)
Title: Entrepreneurship
Description: In this lesson, students become entrepreneurs and they will create a community of businesses by selling goods and services for profit. This lesson requires students to work in groups.  Each group will have its own business to develop.  They will sale consumable goods to their peers for a nominal fee. This lesson allows students to experience a free enterprise system and consumer trade society. All monies collected will be deposited into a local fund account to benefit their CTSO.     

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Subject: Finance (9 - 12)
Title: College Entrance Exams
Description: The College Entrance Exam lesson is an introduction on how to prepare for college entrance exams. Students will determine which exam they should take in accordance with college requirements for entrance. Students will acquire attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across their lifespan.

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Subject: Finance (9 - 12)
Title: Financial Aid
Description: This Career/Tech lesson on Financial Aid is an introduction to the process of applying for financial assistance for college. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify, obtain, integrate, understand, interpret apply and disseminate information used everyday. Students should be in their senior year for best results.  This lesson plan contains a Financial Aid component.

ALEX Learning Activities  
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Title: Tutorial on Credit
Digital Tool: I paid how much?
Digital Tool Description: The interactive website provided by the U.S. Mint provides numerous lessons on personal finance for kids of all ages.  This particular activity allows students to determine the cost of using credit.

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