Lower Dauphin School District

    Curriculum Guide

    Course Title: Careers & Personal Finance
    Subject: Business
    Grade Level(s): 9-12

    Synopsis of Curriculum

    Careers – The connection between school and work is the main emphasis in this course.  Students are required to develop a resume and learn about the interview process, as well as target career interests through a computer software program (Naviance – Family Connections).  Once students select a career, they will participate in a job shadowing/interviewing project that includes a written paper, interview questions, and an oral presentation.  Emphasis will also be placed on steps necessary to be successful, such as setting goals, developing good work habits, and communicating effectively. 

    Personal Finance – Topics covered in this course will include savings, banking, credit cards, credit scores, financing, higher education, renting vs owning, taxes and insurance, consumer fraud, and investment.  Students will earn a Financial Literacy Certificate upon completion of an on-line literacy program.

    Careers—Units of Study Titles

    Self/Career Exploration

    Work “Documents”

    Interview Skills

    Getting Started in Your Career

    Staying Safe at Work


    Personal Finance— Units of Study Titles


    Consumer Fraud

    Credit Score

    Financing Higher Education


    Payment, Interest Rates, Credit Cards

    Renting vs Owning

    Savings and Budgeting

    Taxes and Insurance