As a revised and expanded Dollar Works curriculum, Dollar Works 2 is a comprehensive package that gives educators and service providers the tools for teaching personal finance to individuals and families. Dollar Works 2 is based on information from focus groups that involved Dollar Works users and Latino audiences. The curriculum is unique in that it contains Action Pages that take learners from practice to application of financial concepts in their own lives.
Dollar Works 2 contains twelve independent units that include teaching goals, learning targets, lists of terms, Action Pages, and evaluation tools. Instructor resources help with planning and delivering a successful teaching session. All handouts have been culturally adapted for English and Spanish speaking audiences.
The Dollar Works 2 curriculum addresses these topics:
- Connecting Culture and Financial Resources — NEW
- Making Decisions about Money
- Making a Spending Plan
- Managing a Spending Plan
- Saving and Investing — NEW
- Understanding a Pay Statement and Taxes
- Using a Bank Account
- Using Credit Wisely
- Managing Debt
- Managing Risk with Insurance — NEW
- Solving Consumer Problems — NEW
- Teaching Children about Money
The Connecting Culture and Financial Resources unit in Dollar Works 2 strengthens the skills of those who work cross-culturally to help people successfully manage their resources. Those interested in this area should also consider using the Building Awareness of Culture and Resources.
An exciting new feature of Dollar Works 2 is the Online Data Collection and Reporting System. Purchasers of the curriculum gain access to the online evaluation system. By logging into the system and entering training evaluation data, customized evaluation reports can be produced. See more.
Dollar Works 2 is available:
- A print version with a curriculum binder of all English and Spanish handouts.
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To aid those offices who "share" one copy of the curriculum, additional Dollar Works 2 Handouts CDs are available for purchase.
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Quantity discounts on the curriculum are now available.
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