There are PowerPoint presentations you can show your students that provide answers to many of the questions in the handouts, but there's just too much content here and a lot of it just won't work with most students. I skipped some sections altogether and scavenged other parts to only the most important stuff. If you have more time, you should certainly use more of these materials. You'll see that the 14 lessons from the “Teens” section have been pared down to just a few relevant activities.
If you spend some time discussing the reasons behind the activity, asking thought-provoking questions and such, you'll really get them into it (as with any good lesson).
You can download all of the materials together, including the teacher's guides and presentation notes, but you will need to create a free account at the site. I think most of you will be able to create pretty good lessons around the activities I'm linking to directly:
Day 1: Budgeting & Rental/Lease Agreements
Do Now question: Do you have a job? If so, where do you work? If not, how do you get money to pay for things?
- Setting up a budget: Activity 3, pgs 11-12
- How to read a pay stub: Activity 2, pgs 5-7
- Understanding rental/lease agreements: Activity 4, pgs 6-9
Do Now question: Do you have a checking account or other bank account? If yes, how well do you keep track of your money? If not, how do you keep track of your money?
- Reading a bank statement: Activity 6, pgs 5-8
- Reading a credit card statement: Activity 8, pgs 4-5
- Balancing a checkbook: Activity 6, pgs 3-4
Do Now question: Imagine you are living on your own. Make a list of all the bills you would be responsible for.
- Are they in trouble: Activity 13, pgs 4-8
[You'll need internet access for these activities.]
Do Now question: What are some advantages and disadvantages of using credit cards?
- Math for Life online project
- Gathering bank information: Activity 6, pg 2
- Gathering credit card information: Activity 8 pg 3
- "How much does it really cost?" scenarios: Activity 8, pgs 6-7