Financial Services gives learners an overview of banks and other financial services companies. The course introduces them to the origins of money and banking and then examines the early history of banking in the United States. Learners move into an in-depth study of the financial services industry and explore the types of companies that make up this industry. They learn about the services offered by such companies and analyze the ways these companies earn profits. This course covers the main concepts behind investing and discriminates among different ways to invest money. Learners examine contemporary issues, including the level of personal saving in the United States, ethics in the financial services industry, and the industry’s effect on communities and families.
PLANNING TOOLS provides a guide to course implementation, including scope and sequence, lesson plans, and the culminating project overview.
FOR LEARNERS: This resource encourages and supports students on their learning journey by providing opportunities to deepen their knowledge, feed their passion, build their Future Ready skills, and deepen their career identity through NAF's "Take Charge of Your Learning" framework of REFLECT, STRETCH, INNOVATE, and SHOWCASE.