Slide 1: Making Choices!

(Picture of Mister Teichmeier dressed up as an astronaut carrying some plants and walking on the moon).

In the last lesson we looked at the basics of our rights, responsibilities and the rewards! Today we will look at how each choice opens and closes doors of the future!

Below record 3 different events in which you had to make a choice.

What is a choice you made this last Week? What were 3 options that you in that moment? Why did you pick that option? Explain! Repeat for this last month and year.

Slide 2: Introduction to the Lesson!

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GreatCents Blastoff!

Lesson: Harvest!

Standard: Financial Decision Making.

Apply reliable information and systematic decision making to personal financial decisions.

Standard 4. Make criterion-based financial decisions by systematically considering alternatives and consequences.

e. Give examples of how decisions made today can affect future opportunities.

I will create and illustrate a series of decision paths and explain how they will affect my opportunities.

Slide 3: Success Criteria!

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Success Criteria number one: I will be able to identify 3 times that I made a choice and what my options were.

Success Criteria number two: I can several strategies that I can use when faced with situations!

Success Criteria number three: I can illustrate several how several choices would play out.

Slide 4: Making Choices Continued!

(Picture of Mister Teichmeier dressed up as an astronaut carrying some plants and walking on the moon).

We are making choices all the time!

What did you say that you made a choice about:

Last week?

Last month?

Last year?

Which choice had the most impact on you? Why?

Everyone shares.

One great thing you can do is thinking through your past choices.

Consider what went well and what you would have done differently.

In the future you will think more before making a choice!

Lastly, you can also think about how you want to make your decisions in the future.

Planning ahead  helps us to make  the best choices!!

Success Criteria number one: I will be able to identify 3 different times that I made a choice and what my options were. Check!

Slide 5: Heading to Harvest!

(Picture of space ship flying away from the moon).

This lesson is called Harvest!

A harvest is when a farmer gathers their crop.

They have planted seeds, watered and tended them and look forward to seeing the results.

Next, we will be flying by a few things that we will be learning about in these courses. Then we look into the choices you are making each day and their result!

Slide 6: ISS- Blast Off Levels!

(Picture of outer space with a spaceship flying infront of the International Space Station)

We are currently on Blastoff! You have already started this section and in it you will cover:

Blasting Off! Harvest! Economy! The Job Process! Okay Resume Project! Review and then the pretest!

After you have completed each of these levels then you will move onto the pretest!

Next you will learn about the Classroom Economy!

Slide 7: Mercury- The Classroom Economy!

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The classroom economy is a section that you can do alongside of the main courses!

The classroom economy is a section that you can do alongside of the main courses!

In this you all will fill out applications, receive jobs, work weekly, get paid, make purchases, donate and you will even have to pay taxes!

Here are some of the basics jobs that you will find in the classroom Economy!

Politician, News Reporter, Secretary, Store Employee, Entrepreneur, Artist, Attendance Manager, Landlord and Bankers are just a few of the jobs in the classroom economy! They also have lessons as well!

The lessons are named after the days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Slide 8: Venus- Ready! Set! Go!

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Ready! Set! Go! This is the first sections where we get into the basics of finances and move more deeply into the world of earning income and spending money in:

Incredible Income and Expecting Expenses!

In Incredible Income we will learn about:

Goods, services and advertising; Prioritizing wants and needs; decision making and scarcity, consumers and the options for purchasing; human capital, earning income, wage, salary and commission, gross pay and net pay and lastly Taxes. On this Rover will guide you!

In Expecting Expenses Alberta will guide you through: Coins and Currency; the types of expenses and how they help us as we budget, emergency funds and saving; debit, credit and gift cards, loans and lenders and nonprofits and how they help the world!

Slide 9: Earth- Moving Forward!

(Picture of outer space with the Moon floating in space and in the back the Earth with a banner that says Moving Forward!)

In Moving Forward you will be reviewing and diving deeper into the world of Money Management and Financial Freedom!

In Money Management you will be looking at the major parts of a budget: Earning, Your Paycheck, Spending, Comparison shopping, Saving and making goals, Donating and Investing how those donations are being used.

Charlie will guide on this part of the course!

In Financial Freedom we will discuss some of the basics of protecting yourself financially:

Assets and Stewardship; Liabilities and Responsibilities; Risks; Emergencies and Insurance Agencies; Auto Insurance and Scams and Schemes.

Betty will lead you on this part of the adventure!

Slide 10: Mars- Investing in Tomorrow!

(Picture of outer space with Mars floating in space with a banner that says Investing in Tomorrow)

In Investing in Tomorrow we take what we have learned to a whole new level! We will take a look at the stock market and banks in the Intelligent Investor.

Then we will look at wise shopping practices and the CPAs that protect us in the Clever Consumer!

In the Intelligent Investor we will take a look at:

The stock market; stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etfs, Net worth; Types of Banks, The FDIC and compound interest.

This section will be led by Buers and Berni!

In the Clever Consumer we will take a look at:

Current Consumers, Your Consumer Bill of Rights, The CPSC, Product Recalls, The FTC, Scams, The FDA, Choices we have as consumers, The USDA and how to write a proper complaint! This section will be led by Petunia!

Slide 11: Asteroid Belt- Sow! Grow! Know!

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We have a lot to learn! Now, along the way there will be several ways that we learn this material! We will explore every type of intelligence in class and help build social skills as you work with others! Let’s look at this in 3 steps: Sow!Grow!Know!

Slide 12: Sow! Planet MI!

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When it comes to learning you need to sow!

When it comes to learning you need to sow!

What does that mean? Like mentioned earlier it is when someone is planting seeds in the ground.

More importantly it is a concept of what you plant is what you will harvest.

The choices you make today will affect what you will be able to do tomorrow!

For example, if you want to grow pumpkins you will not get it by planting corn seeds. You will get corn.

If you do not water the seeds or watch out for weeds (unwanted plants) which might choke out your plants, you efforts might be in vain.

Okay! Let’s apply that to real life!

If you want to learn how to be a marine biologist you need to spend time learning about aquatic animals.

 If you have a goal of going to college you need to spend time studying and also avoiding poor decisions that could prevent that from happening!

Each person is different and so we are going to look at the concept of multiple intelligences!

Where are you going to sow your seeds of growing in skills and knowledge?

Slide 13: MI Exploration!

(A close up of the glass orb with brain in it. Mister Teichmeier floats behind)

Now we are going to look into each of the multiple intelligences!

Think about how skilled you are in each of theses areas and score yourself and record what you can do to grow in this intelligence!

Mathematical Intelligence- This intelligence describes how a person is able to understand logical and mathematical patterns. This looks like a person solving math problems, puzzles, problem solving and even building things.

Linguistic Intelligence- This intelligence describes how a person is able to hear and interpret words and then process them and use that information to construct sentences that make sense. This you can see in the realm of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Musical Intelligence- This intelligence describes how a person is able to hear music and recognize the different parts of it and often reproduce those sounds. This looks like someone singing or playing an instrument.

Spatial Intelligence- This intelligence describes how well a person can model things within their own mind and then create those things in the real world. This intelligence appears in design and artwork.

Bodily Kinesthetic Intelligence- This intelligence describes how well a person understands their body and its abilities. This intelligence appears in physical training and coordination.

Naturalist Intelligence- This intelligence describes how well a person is able to recognize the processes in the natural world. This intelligence appears in outdoor conservation and in many farming careers.

Intra personal Intelligence- This intelligence describes how well a person understands themselves and can analyze their thoughts and emotions. This intelligence appears in people who have a good understanding of self and their place in the world.

Inter personal Intelligence- This intelligence describes a person’s ability to recognize and understand another person’s thoughts and feelings. This intelligence appears in jobs that depend heavily on communication and guidance, such as teaching.

Existential Intelligence- This intelligence describes how well a person considers the meaning or purpose of life and how that relates to the others parts of their life. This intelligence appears in most religious and humanistic careers.

Slide 14: Saturn- Grow!

(The planet Saturn is floating in space with the word community on it)

Our next stop on the journey is thinking about how we can grow! Now we are going to look at the process of how we will learn.

Here are the primary ways you will learn:

Ownership- There will be activities where you will be responsible for navigating the assignment on your own. You will have to drawing from the resources available to you.

Partnership- There will be activities where you will be working with another person and guiding each other and checking each other’s work.

Membership- This is where you will need to pair up with 3 other persons and each person in the group taking an assigned role. Each person will play their part and contribute to the group.

These next slide will be narrated by Gobi and Pistol!

Slide 15: Saturn- Ownership!

(The planet Saturn is floating in space with the word community on it)

Hey! I’m Pistol!

Hello! I am Gobi!

We know how to get things done!

First we shall talk about Ownership!  Here is where you will fly solo! Your notebook, some activities, quizzes and tests.

You can seek help, but do the work yourself!

These activities you need to share with a teacher or adult!

Next are activities where you will have to work with others!

Slide 16: Saturn- Partnership!

(The planet Saturn is floating in space with the word community on it)

There will be activities where you need to work with a partner: Partnership! Hey look it’s us!!!

Here is where we add strategy as a part of working with a partner!

There are a series of before and after questions you need to ask and answer together!

Here is an example activity! Pick a partner for this one! The task is in your notebook, follow the instructions here!

With your partner you are going to have 5 minutes to:

Find three different planets and describe:

How long is a day on that planet

How many days it takes to rotate around the sun

One cool fact about that planet!

How did you do? When working with a partner you need to:

Check to make sure you understand what you are doing,

What a great job looks like

and how you will help each other.

Having a goal and clear vision gives you a great start! Next, one of the great things about working with a partner is getting to talk to them. Use this acronym to help you communicate!

TALK!

T stands for tell the person what you need!

A stands for adapt and accomplish. We all come with our own thoughts, we need to recognize people see things differently and that’s okay. We need to keep calm and keep focused on the task at hand.

L stands for Listen to the other person.

K stands for keep respecting yourself and others. Don’t let other people walk on you but recognize you have valuable things to say.

Lastly, we need to review our work!

Did you completely finish the task?

If not what still needs to be done?

Many times you can check to see what grade you would score by using a rubric or the instructions.

When you are happy with your work you need to seek out what is your next thing to do!

Great job! When you see our pictures be ready to do some partner work!

Slide 17: Saturn- Membership!

(The planet Saturn is floating in space with the word community on it)

This last way of growing really builds community!

This is Membership! In this you will work in a group of four.

In this you will take turns serving different roles!

Facilitator- They need to lead discussions in way that is positive and constructive.

Writer- They write down the important information within their group and that will be shared with the class.

Learning Monitor/Spy-They need to identify the goal of each activity and explain the directions before the group can start and can seek help from other groups.

Reporter- They need to report to the class what they learned as a group and present projects.

Usually when working in Membership you will have to present as a group in front of others. That is our ways of growing in community as we learn!

Slide 18: Saturn- Taking off!

(The planet Saturn is floating in space with the word community on it)

Success Criteria number two: I will evaluate my intelligences and the ways we will learn in class.  Check!

Slide 19: Uranus- Know!

(The planet Uranus is floating in space with the word memory on it)

We have traveled quite a long way!

We are nearing the end of this journey.

Now we are going to discuss what it means to Know.

If you are younger you might be thinking,

“won’t I forget all of this by the time it matters?”

 I will do my best to answer this question!

Slide 20: Uranus- Computer Parts!

(The planet Uranus is floating in space with the word memory on it)

Do you enjoy using  a computer?

Do you know how a computer works?

By understanding how a computer works it can help us to understand our own learning better!

There are several key parts!

CPU, RAM, Hard Drive, Video Card, Motherboard!

First let’s look at the CPU!

The CPU, Central Processing Unit, is processing the information that is happening in that very moment.

If you are playing a game or searching something on the Internet it is doing the hard work. This is like your brain and how throughout the day you are absorbing information and deciding what to do with it.

This is next part is called RAM, Random Access Memory. This is the short term memory of the computer. This is why websites you visit often open more quickly than new ones, your computer remembers things from that site.

This is like your short term memory.

Some concepts that we will learn here in class you will see in your everyday lives! It could be as simple as earning money from your chores to as complex as watching your parents work on their taxes. Make sure to pay attention in class, what doesn’t go through short term memory will not go into long term storage!

This next part is  the Hard Drive. This is where the computer stores all the information that you want to keep long term. Left is a Disk drive, it holds the memory on a spinning disk. Right is a Solid State drive. It  holds the memory on NAND flash memory chips. This is like your long term memory!

We will be learning about some concepts in this class that you probably will not use for years. Now just because you are not using the information today does not mean it has no value. It is giving you a huge advantage in the future. Take notes and help load some information into your long term memory.

Next is the video card. This is what processes the information to form a picture on your screen. For some people they only need a basic video card to view the Internet but others might need a more expensive one to play games. Each person has specific  requirements for what it takes to understand their world.

Lastly is the Motherboard. This is what hold all the pieces together and connects them.

Once all the parts are connected then you have a computer!

There is still the process of installing software that provides the interface to work through.

This is like your body, without your body you wouldn’t be able to operate like you do!

 

Slide 21: Uranus- Recap Know!

(The planet Uranus is floating in space with the word memory on it)

Hopefully by looking at the parts of computer and memory we can see how to answer the question,

“Why does matter?”

We will be processing things daily in class.

Some will be in your short term memory and see it often.

Other information you will store away for future use.

These lessons are very practical and you will see this in your lifetime!

Okay on to our final stop!

Slide 22: Neptune- Harvest!

(The planet Neptune is floating in space with the word harvest on it and a trident)

Finally we have reached the end!

Here at this final destination we are going to apply what we have learned to our future decision making!

In your notebook with the members at your group you are going to make a poster, slides or act that illustrates:

What each person’s strongest intelligence is

What they would do to grow that intelligence

What they want to harvest with that intelligence!

Be ready to report it when the timer goes off!

Slide 23: Neptune- Share time!

(The planet Neptune is floating in space with the word harvest on it and a trident)

Time to share!

Great job thinking through each other’s strengths and how to grow them!

Time to go back to earth and take a look at what an economy is!

Slide 24: Lesson Recap!

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Lesson: Harvest!

Standard: Financial Decision Making.

Apply reliable information and systematic decision making to personal financial decisions.

Standard 4. Make criterion-based financial decisions by systematically considering alternatives and consequences.

e. Give examples of how decisions made today can affect future opportunities.

Our Target for today:

I will create and illustrate a series of decision paths and explain how they will affect my opportunities.

Success Criteria number one: I will be able to identify 3 times that I made a choice and what my options were.

Success Criteria number two: I will evaluate my intelligences and the ways we will learn in class.

Success Criteria number three: I can plan out what choices I will need to make in order to meet a future goal!

At the end of every lesson we will recap what we accomplished and talk about what we will learn next! In the next lesson we will learn about how decisions produces results in: Harvest!

 

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