Getting yourself on the road
Here, educators will find everything they need to teach a class on financial literacy to high school students. This is one of five Financial Literacy modules, each includes teaching guides and worksheets, they are free to download and ready to use.
THE POWER OF REGULAR SAVINGS
Geographic isolation and limited transport opportunities can create significant barriers for students. Public transport options can be located at a distance from the student’s home and the family may have no private transport. Lack of transport can make attending institutions like TAFE and universities or obtaining an apprenticeship/traineeship almost impossible. However, once students learn how to budget for a bike or car they are more likely to be mobile and travel for school and work.
The module demonstrates the power of regular savings and the costs of running and maintaining a motorbike. The purpose of the learning activities is to show students a way out of their transport dilemma. The module’s activities involve a variety group of calculations, class discussions and internet based research.
|United Way Australia acknowledges the original author Sue Thomson. This material was created with funding from ING DIRECT.*Not legal or financial advice. The information and materials in this module have been provided by United Way Australia to assist your financial literacy training. It is not and should not be regarded as legal or financial advice.|