Resources for Dollars and Sense

Dollars and Sense Mix and Match RAFT Writing Strategy Ideas

Hundreds of articles and tips on ways to help reduce your environmental impact can be found at Green Living Tips

A tool that will help keep you organized! The TEKS Tracker was developed to help you keep track of the TEKS you have covered. See attachment below.

Practical Money Skills for Life provides free online resources for educators focused on financial literacy and education. Explore games, calculators, lessons, etc.

Free financial education materials for teachers. The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) High School Financial Planning Program® is sponsored by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) in partnership with the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, USDA, and participating Land-Grant University Cooperative Extension Services, and Credit Union National Association, Inc., and America’s Credit Unions. The NEFE HSFPP is intended for use as a public service to enhance the financial literacy of youth. The NEFE program objectives meet many of the Human Services CTE TEKS for the course Dollars and Sense.

The attachment below contains ten writing prompts that have been specifically written for this course. Please see the TEA link below to access rubrics to assess student writing.

Human Services Dollars and Sense Multiple Choice Math Assessment Problems
The attachment below contains ten math problems that have been specifically written for this course.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize that we each can play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in communities. The website provides the 2012 Resource Guide—Preventing Child Maltreatment and Promoting Well Being: A Network for Action. Resource guide includes tip sheets for parents and caregivers, ways to get involved and six protective factors. This is a great way to involve your CTSO and students!
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Federal Reserve Education
Information includes topics such as Federal Reserve, Personal Finance, Banking, Economics, Money, and Monetary Policy. For additional information, visit:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) Education Resource Library is a compilation of printable educational materials on topics related to food safety, nutrition (including labeling and dietary supplements) and cosmetics. For additional information, visit:

Money as You Grow
Developed by the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, provides 20 essential, age-appropriate financial lessons—with corresponding activities. For additional information, visit:

Wise Buys for Teens
It’s a tough world for a teen consumer. Companies use clever advertising to get you to spend, spend, spend. Become a smart consumer. Get some tips from the Wise Buy topics, or test your skills with a quiz. For additional information, visit:

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
A FREE program of the nation’s certified public accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life. For additional information, visit:

Choose To Save
Use of calculators to predict saving amounts, determine mortgage payoff periods, balance a checkbook. College funds and more. For additional information, visit:

Free iPad Apps

  1. Budgets for iPad Free
    Tracks income and expenses for categories for personal, family, and business
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