COURSE OUTLINE SUBJECT: Career Exploration and Consumerism GRADE: 10 TEACHER: Wrobbel SUMMARY: Evaluate career choices through informed decision making. Along with careers, this course emphasizes personal financial planning. Topics include taxes (federal, state, and social security), banking services (checking, savings, and other financial services), investment options (IRA’s, CD’s, annuities, etc.), money management (budgeting), credit (loan and sales credit), and insurance (health, income protection, life, property, and auto). Through this course students will learn practical, valuable information they can use as young people working and living in today’s economy. I. Objectives A. What students should know: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. II. Understand a variety of career clusters Know attributes and aptitudes need in particular types of occupations and careers Know how attitudes and behaviors affect the climate of a workplace Understand how systems within a workplace affect or interact with systems in the community Understand how systems affect an individual worker Understand all aspects of an industry. Define sound buying principles such as comparison shopping, per unit pricing, and price versus quality rationales. Creates plans for major purchases. Uses personal banking services such as checking accounts, savings accounts, loans. Analyzes and prepares a household and personal budget. Analyzes various cash/credit options. Materials Used A. B. Discover, software program by Act Pentium computers III. Materials Needed A. B. C. IV. Makeup Work A. V. Late work receives half credit up to 5 days. After 5 days there is no credit. NO EXCEPTIONS!! Grading A. B. C. D. E. VII. It is your responsibility to find out what you missed following an absence. I suggest you pair up with a homework buddy so you can find out what you missed. Late Work A. VI. Notebook Pen/Pencil Calculator Careers-Projects Consumer-Projects Action Plan Daily Work Professionalism 30% 30% 15% 15% 10% Grading Scale A+ = 97% & up A = 94-96% A- = 90-93% B+ = 87-89% B = 84-86% B- = 80-83% C+ = 77-89% C = 73-76% C- = 70-72% D+ = 67-69% D = 64-66% D- = 60-63% F = 59% & lower Please let me know ahead of time when you will need assistance. I am on a number of school committees and have meeting some days after school. Your needs come before the meeting, so I will gladly be available if you let me know in advance.