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Money makes the world go 'round

 
This unit covers the areas of budgeting, money, banking, shares and the share market, and international travel and planning.  Students will learn how to prepare personal budgets and how to manage their money effectively. They will evaluate the role of money, what money is, functions of money, characteristics of money, the Money Lenders, interest: credit and plastic money and the share market. This unit also focuses on students developing an understanding of what is involved when planning and organising an overseas holiday. Students learn about the culture of another country and the procedures involved when travelling overseas. This unit involves banking and finance where students will develop an understanding about basic investment and foreign currency. Budgets will be part a major focus of the learning process.