Last updated: 7/21/2008
Niagara Falls City School District
630 66th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14304


Business - BUS 131 - Career and Financial Management - Grs. 9-10 - 30 Weeks

(2) CDOS.C.3b Students who choose a career major will acquire the career-specific technical knowledge/skills necessary to progress toward gainful employment, career advancement, and success in postsecondary programs.
(2) CDOS.E.1 Students will be knowledgeable about the world of work, explore career options, and relate personal skills, aptitudes, and abilities to future career decisions.
(2) CDOS.E.2 Students will demonstrate how academic knowledge and skills are applied in the workplace and other settings.
(2) CDOS.E.3a Students will demonstrate mastery of the foundation skills and competencies essential for success in the workplace.
Topic VI: On-The-Job:
Etiquette in the Workplace
Students will understand how punctuality, professional dress/attaire; eye contact, Identify other proper manners and etiquette present in business situations to achieve success

Life Skills for Vocational Success.  On-line URL: http://www.workshopsinc.com/manual/TOC.html

Unit 3: Employability

Lesson 2: First Day on the Job

Lesson 3: Proper Attaire

Lesson 4: Social Skills in the Workplace

Lesson 5: Acting appropriately on the Job

ELA Standards 1B, 3A and 4C
Succeeding in the World of Work Lesson 8: Good Attitude  ELA Standards
1B, 3A, and 4C
Workplace Scenarios Chapters 13, 15, and 16
Communication
Listening Skills

  • Identify and practice quality listening
  • Identifiy qualities of an effective speaker
  • Practice using effective speaking techniques
  • How to effectively present using Power Point

Verbal vs. Non-Verbal

Workplace Scenarios: #1 and #10, #11.

Life Skills for Vocational Success.  On-line
URL:
http://www.workshopsinc.com/manual/TOC.html

Unit 1: Social Skills

Lesson 1: Communication Skills

Topic 1: Body Language

Topic 2: Active Listening, Handout 1: Keys to Effective Listening

Topic 3: Assertiveness, Handout 2: Tips for Being Assertive

ELA Standards
1B, 3A, and 4C
Ethics
What are Ethics?

  • Identify ethical behavior
  • Making Ethical Decisions
  • Ethics in Business

Unit 9: Telephone Skills

NY Learns Lesson Plans

  • Peanut Butter Sandwich
  • The Human Knot
ELA Standards
1B, 3A and 4C
Workplace Safety
  • Proper behavior in the workplace
  • Laws and regulations governing employees in the workplace
Succeeding in the World of Work Chapter 9

NYLearns
A Colleague in Need

Workplace Scenarios #2 and #3
Succeeding in the World of Work Chapters 11 & 12
Life Skills for Vocational Success.

URL: http://www.workshopsinc.com/manual/TOC.html
ELA Standards
1B, 3A, and 4C
Unit 3: Employability

Lesson 5: Acting Appropriately on the Job

Lesson 10: Safety on the Job

Unit 8: Basic Understanding of the Law

Lesson 2: Laws Related to the Workplace

Workplace Scenario #10 
ELA Standards
1a and 2.
Succeeding in the World of Work Chapter 11, 12
NYLearns
Hurting or Flirting
(Harassment)

Stress Management

  • Health and Success
  • Coping Skills
  • The affects of stress on the body
OSHA web site: http://www.osha.org/ ELA Standards
1B, 3A, and 4C
What conditions affect job productivity and job satisfaction?
Succeeding in the World of Work Chapter 11
Life Skills for Vocational Success.

URL:  http://www.workshopsinc.com/manual/TOC.html


Unit 6: Health

Lesson 3: Stress Management

Lesson 4: Avoid Destructive Behaviors

Lesson 5: Adopt Good Personal Health Habits
(2) CDOS.C.3b Students who choose a career major will acquire the career-specific technical knowledge/skills necessary to progress toward gainful employment, career advancement, and success in postsecondary programs.
(2) CDOS.E.1 Students will be knowledgeable about the world of work, explore career options, and relate personal skills, aptitudes, and abilities to future career decisions.
(2) CDOS.E.2 Students will demonstrate how academic knowledge and skills are applied in the workplace and other settings.
(2) CDOS.E.3a Students will demonstrate mastery of the foundation skills and competencies essential for success in the workplace.
Topic VII: Financial Literacy Checking Account
  • Manage checking account operations, both manual and electronic
  • Use mathematical operations to interpret and reconcile bank records
  • Utilize spreadsheets to maintain records
  • Other Tools to Manage Your Cash -- ATM card and Debit card
Life Skills for Vocational Success (Online resource)
URL: http://www.workshopsinc.com/manual/TOC.html

Unit 4: Money Management

Lesson 3: Using Bank Services

Handouts 2-6:
Deposit Slips, Sheet of Money, Sheet of Checks, Account Ledger, Purchase Cards

Lesson 9: Paying Bills
ELA Standards
1B, 3A, and 4C.
Students will demonstrate correct check writing and reconciliation skills
Practical Money Skills ELA Standards
1B, 3A, and 4C
Practical Spreadsheet Projects

Succeeding in the World of Work
Project 15: My Checkbook

Textbook Exercises
Savings Plan
  • Recognize relationship between financial planning and achieving financial goals
  • Use problem solving to identify and compare money market certificates and certificates of deposit
  • Demonstrate use of spreadsheet software to make future projections about various savings plans
  • Investigate and evaluate various forms of investments including:
    • Stocks and mutual funds
    • Bonds
    • Retirement investments including IRA's, Roth IRA, TSA's, Stock Options and Pensions
NYLearns Lesson:

  • Financial Markets and Planning
  • WNED Managing Your Money

Life Skills for Vocational Success (On-line resource)

URL:  www.workshopsinc.com/manual/TOC.html

Unit 4: Money Management

Lesson 6: How to Protect Your Money

ELA Standards
1A and 2
Practical Spreadsheet Projects Project 26: My Future Dreams

Project 27: My Monthly Payments
ELA Standards
1A and 2
Personal Budget
  • Develop a personal budget including fixed and variable expenses
  • Use mathematical operations to calculate appropriate savings for a personal budget
  • Track expenditures
  • Forecast monthly expenditures
  • Use mathematical operations to calculate a budget
  • Utilize spreadsheet and financial software to track actual income and expenditures against a budget
NEFE HSFPP Unit Three: Budget: Don't Go Broke!, Student Guide, pgs. 27-42

Unit Four: Savings and Investments: Your Money at Work, Student Guide, pgs. 43-56 and Instructor's Manual, pgs. 203-242

Life Skills for Vocational Success (On-line resource)
URL: http://www.workshopsinc.com/manual/TOC.html

Unit 4: Money Money Management

Lesson 5: Creating a Budget
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