1. Scope and Sequence: Dollars and Sense

    • Resource ID: 19431
    • Grade Range: 11, 12

    CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015

    Dollars and Sense course scope and sequence within the Human Services Career Cluster® summarizes the content to be taught, and one possible order for teaching the units of instruction. A brief description of each unit and the...

  2. Lesson Plan: Taking It to The Bank

    • Resource ID: 19939
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, student focuses on consumer practices and responsibilities, money-management processes, decision-making skills, impact of technology, and preparation for human services careers.
  3. Lesson Plan: End of Course Project Options - Dollars and Sense

    • Resource ID: 20152
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will review all TEKS for Dollars and Sense, then research and develop a project proposal and presentation. Student projects and presentations will be based on selected course TEKS.
  4. Lesson Plan: To Charge or Not to Charge

    • Resource ID: 19911
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will explain the advantages and disadvantages of credit.
  5. Dollars and Sense

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary

    Dollars and Sense focuses on consumer practices and responsibilities, money-management processes, decision-making skills, impact of technology, and preparation for human services careers.

    This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be...

  6. Lesson Plan: Money Matters - Making Cents of It All

    • Resource ID: 20014
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will investigate the differences between major and minor financial decisions, compare sources and costs of credit, and understand how money management skills are important in everyday life.
  7. Lesson Plan: Personal Money Management

    • Resource ID: 19994
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will develop and apply management of financial resources in planning for a family budget. Students will estimate the annual budget of raising one child.
  8. Lesson Plan: Saving the Environment

    • Resource ID: 19968
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will describe what one can do as a consumer to implement behaviors that protect our environment.
  9. Lesson Plan: Saving for the Future

    • Resource ID: 19969
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will identify savings opportunities and financial planning.
  10. Lesson Plan: Managing Your Finances

    • Resource ID: 20023
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will demonstrate management of financial resources to meet the goals of individuals and families across the life span.
  11. Lesson Plan: Laws, Regulations, and Taxes That Impact Consumers

    • Resource ID: 20052
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will  analyze relationships between the economic system and consumer actions. 
  12. Lesson Plan: Introductory Lesson - Dollars and Sense

    • Resource ID: 20079
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this introductory lesson, students will review the course TEKS and student expectations and explore the coherent sequencing of CTE courses available in their district and their campus. Students will also recognize and explain the programs of study in the Human Services career cluster as well as...
  13. Lesson Plan: Interest - What Does It Mean?

    • Resource ID: 20089
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will identify skills and attributes necessary for sustaining a chosen lifestyle.
  14. Lesson Plan: How the Media Influences Consumers

    • Resource ID: 20094
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will demonstrate management of individual and family resources such as finances, food, clothing, shelter, health care, recreation, transportation, time, and human capital.
  15. Lesson Plan: Don't Take the Risk

    • Resource ID: 20158
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn how to reduce risks to their assets. Part of the lesson is focused on insurance and reducing risks when emergencies occur. The other part of the lesson concerns the importance of keeping safe personal records.
  16. Lesson Plan: Consumer Services Careers

    • Resource ID: 19725
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will integrate knowledge, skills and practices required for careers in consumer services by identifying various careers in the consumer services field and distinguishing roles and functions for specific careers. 
  17. Lesson Plan: Factors That Affect Housing Choices

    • Resource ID: 20129
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will describe factors that affect housing choices, distinguish between different types of housing, compare the pros and cons of renting and buying a home, and learn the steps necessary to make the transition from renting to home ownership.
  18. Lesson Plan: My World- My Future

    • Resource ID: 19727
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will analyze the relationship of the environment to family and consumer resources by researching environmental trends and issues that may affect their future.  They will identify government regulations for conserving natural resources.