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This week in Social Studies

As part of our civics standard, students were asked to explain the Pledge of Allegiance and what it means to them. Then each table group team was given a phrase from the pledge to understand and share that understanding with the rest of the class via a piece of chart paper. The students participated in a gallery walk to view the work of the other teams.


Students continue to work on understanding the stock market game. Students have read information on the Hershey Company and Mars Company. Students created a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the two companies. 
Some blocks continue to work on Everfi.

Continuing our study of companies, and stock. Students are also continuing to work on financial literacy through Everfi.


Students Must Have Headphones

The course opens with a “Financial Personality Test” in which students identify present and future values and reflect on their financial habits. The 5 learning modules start with a scenario introduction where students learn about a goal or task that a citizen wants to achieve and the financial barriers they are facing. Students are then taken through a series of activities where they learn about financial concepts and immediately apply them to the scenario. Each content module ends with free-response reflection question encouraging students to reflect on the concepts they have learned and apply them to their lives. In the final module students revisit the values they identified in the very beginning of the course and complete a portfolio piece – their Blueprint - through a series of activities in which they identify and prioritize personal, financial, education and career goals. 

FutureSmart will help students...

  • Form healthy financial behaviors at an early age
  • Understand the basics of budgeting
  • Recognize the benefits of financial goal-setting
Students who have completed Vault, began FutureSmart. The feedback I'm receiving is they are enjoying being the mayor of the town they got to name and make decisions regarding how best to spend the town's funds.