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You're on Your Own

Teach high school students plan to live independently
Item # Product Description Photo Price

PE-20760

Overview

You're On Your Own program is a comprehensive consumer education curriculum that has all the elements needed to simulate living in the real world after high school. The program motivates students to apply their knowledge and skills in a role-play situation that can last for a semester or an entire year. The program includes 100 "real-life" activities that teach responsibilities and competencies that help students live independently and successfully.

You're On Your Own activities focus on everyday scenarios that help students develop a clear understanding of the steps they will need to take and the decisions they will need to make to set up and manage their households after finishing high school. For example, as part of the simulation, students find apartments and jobs, open bank accounts, pay monthly bills, maintain budgets, as well as household chores and more.

Activities

For each activity, there is a teacher page and a worksheet for the students to complete. The teacher page explains what to prepare for each activity. Some teacher pages include brief mini-lessons to help introduce new topics and skills, such as calculating interest and preparing for interviews. Most activities require minimal student-teacher interaction so that students gain an understanding of truly "living on their own."

Realistic Forms

In order to make the experience as authentic as possible, realistic forms have been included. For example, students practice filling out tax forms, reading and paying monthly bills, completing credit card applications, and preparing budgets.

Contents of Program

  • Student Activities CD with reproducible PDFs of forms, worksheets, and quizzes
  • Teacher's CD with instructions for setting up and managing the program, reproducible tracking charts, and an answer key
  • 100 colored folders
  • Preprinted folder labels
  • A large (18"x22") map of Westwood (the town in the simulation)
  • 2 Garcia's Grocery Store Booklets
  • 2 Great Deals Discount Store Booklets
  • 2 Westwood Mall Booklets
  • 1 Employment Agency Booklet
  • 1 Westwood Apartment Guide Booklet
  • A sturdy storage box

PCI # 1733

Student Activities CD

Table of Contents

Topic Page

Forms

Checking Account Application 1
Personalized Check Order Form 2
Debit Card Application 3
Monthly Budget Form 4
Cash On Hand Form 5
Job Application 6
W-4 Form 7
Apartment Rental Application 8
Apartment Rental Agreement 9
Home Furnishings Shopping List 12
Garage Sale Flyer 15
Newspaper Classified Section 16
Monthly Menu Form 17
Pantry Storage 18
Refrigerator Storage 19
Freezer Storage 20
General Shopping List 21
Under-the-Sink Storage 23
Gas and Electric Bill 24
Water Bill 25
Phone Bill 26
Gas and Electric Bill 27
Water Bill 25
Phone Bill 26
Gas and Electric Bill 27
Water Bill 28
Phone Bill 29
Vehicle Loan Application 30
Vehicle Insurance Application 31
Gas and Electric Bill 33
Water Bill 34
1040EZ Form 35
Gas and Electric Bill 36
Water Bill 37
Credit Card Application 38
Gas and Electric Bill 39
Water Bill 40
Gas and Electric Bill 41
Water Bill 42

Activity Sheets

Activity 1: After High School 43
Activity 2: Opening a Checking Account 44
Activity 3: Writing a Check 48
Activity 4: Using a Register 51
Activity 5: Opening a Savings Account 53
Activity 6: Using a Debit Card 55
Activity 7: Setting Up a Monthly  Budget 56
Activity 8: Finding a Job 57
Activity 9: Finding an Apartment 58
Activity 10: Leasing an Apartment 59
Activity 11: Furnishing an Apartment 60
Activity 12: Grocery Shopping 62
Activity 13: General Shopping 63
Activity 14: Doing Laundry 64
Activity 15: First Paycheck  65
Activity 16: First Monthly Budget 69
Activity 17: Quiz 1 70
Activity 18: Gas and Electric Bills 72
Activity 19: Water Bills 74
Activity 20: Phone Bills 76
Activity 21: Meal Preparation 77
Activity 22: Lunchtime 78
Activity 23: Monthly Bank Statements 79
Activity 24: Birthday Money 82
Activity 25: Entertainment 83
Activity 26: Quiz 2 84
Activity 27: Second Paycheck 86
Activity 28: Second Monthly Budget 87
Activity 29: Electronic Funds Transfer 88
Activity 30: Organizing Your Bills 90
Activity 31: Keeping a Daily Planner 92
Activity 32: Buying a Vehicle 95
Activity 33: Buying Vehicle Insurance 99
Activity 34: Getting a Haircut 101
Activity 35: Doing Laundry 102
Activity 36: Buying a Birthday Gift 103
Activity 37: Grocery Shopping 104
Activity 38: General Shopping 105
Activity 39: Vehicle Maintenance and Gas 106
Activity 40: Monthly Bank Statements 107
Activity 41: Doctors and Dentists 108
Activity 42: Medical Insurance 110
Activity 43: Keeping a Job 111
Activity 44: Quiz 3 113
Activity 45: Third Paycheck 116
Activity 46: Third Monthly Budget 117
Activity 47: Utility and Phone Bills 118
Activity 48: Grocery Shopping 119
Activity 49: Getting Sick 120
Activity 50: Vehicle Maintenance and Gas 121
Activity 51: Having a Party 122
Activity 52: Carpet Cleaning 123
Activity 53: Buying New Shoes 124
Activity 54: Doing Laundry 125
Activity 55: Work Bonus 126
Activity 56: Understanding Income Tax 127
Activity 57: Getting a Pet 129
Activity 58: Telemarketers and Junk Mail 131
Activity 59: Keeping Records 133
Activity 60: Monthly Bank Statements 135
Activity 61: Quiz 4 136
Activity 62: Fourth Paycheck 138
Activity 63: Fourth Monthly Budget 139
Activity 64: Utility and Phone Bills 140
Activity 65: Vehicle Maintenance and Gas 141
Activity 66: Time Off From Work 143
Activity 67: Mailing a Package 145
Activity 68: Grocery Shopping 146
Activity 69: Buying New Clothes 147
Activity 70: Doing Laundry 148
Activity 71: Cell Phones 149
Activity 72: Going Back to School 151
Activity 73: Entertainment 152
Activity 74: Credit Cards 153
Activity 75: Monthly Bank Statements 155
Activity 76: When a Friend Is Sick 156
Activity 77: Quiz 5 157
Activity 78: Fifth Paycheck 159
Activity 79: Fifth Monthly Budget 160
Activity 80: Utility and Phone Bills 161
Activity 81: Grocery Shopping 162
Activity 82: Buying Plants 163
Activity 83: Vehicle Maintenance and Gas 164
Activity 84: Buying a Gift 165
Activity 85: Doing Laundry 166
Activity 86: Monthly Bank Statements 167
Activity 87: Getting Out of Debt 168
Activity 88: Having an Office Party 170
Activity 89: Quiz 6 171
Activity 90: Sixth Paycheck 173
Activity 91: Sixth Monthly Budget 174
Activity 92: Utility and Phone Bills 175
Activity 93: Grocery Shopping 176
Activity 94: General Shopping 177
Activity 95: Doing Laundry 178
Activity 96: Vehicle Maintenance and Gas 179
Activity 97: Entertainment 180
Activity 98: Utility Rebate 181
Activity 99: Monthly Bank Statements 182
Activity 100: Quiz 7 183
You're on Your Own You're on Your Own Westwood map
$317.00

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