Louisiana Standards Alignment

We compared our curriculum and the core financial literacy concepts that are covered in our Budget and Stock Games to the personal finance standards for the state of Louisiana.

A list of the Louisiana K-12 Student Standards for Social Studies are below, along with a selection of activities from our games and library that align with each standard. Our curriculum library contains over 300 total lessons that can be customized for every class, so this may not include every lesson that may apply for each standard.

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StandardActivity
Fundamentals of Economics
Explain the basic problem of scarcity and how it drives economic decision-makingLesson – Why is there Scarcity?
Describe the role of the factors of production as part of the circular flow of goods and services modelLesson – Labor and Productivity
Assess factors that influence productivity and evaluate the relationship between productivity and standard of living and GDPLesson – Labor and Productivity
Lesson – Major Economic Indicators (GDP, CPI, Jobs)
Apply principles of supply and demand to predict how changes in the market affect prices and incentives for buyers and sellersLesson – Supply and Demand Examples in the Stock Market
Lesson – Benefits of Competition
Evaluate how different economic systems allocate resources in terms of their benefits to societyLesson – Comparative Economic Systems – Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism
Economic Systems and Structures
Analyze the four market structures (perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, and monopoly) in terms of size of market, ease of entry, similarity of product, and control over priceLesson – Comparative Economic Systems – Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism
Lesson – Benefits of Competition
Lesson – Supply and Demand Examples in the Stock Market
Explain how competition affects both producers and consumersLesson – Benefits of Competition
Lesson – Supply and Demand Examples in the Stock Market
Interpret information about a current economic system undergoing change from a largely command or traditional system to a more mixed systemLesson – Comparative Economic Systems – Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism
Lesson – International Trade
Explain the effects of technology and innovation on global economic interdependence and competitionLesson – International Trade
Evaluate how various types of unemployment affect the economyLesson – Unemployment
Financial Literacy
Explain the relationship between education, training, and career options to future earning potentialLesson – Career Development
Lesson – Work or Study
Create a family budget and explain its importance in achieving personal financial goals and avoiding negative financial consequencesBudget Game – Core Component
Lesson – Family Planning
Lesson – Budgeting
Lesson – Pay Yourself First
Compare and evaluate types of credit, savings, investment, and insurance services available to the consumer from various institutionsLesson – Short-Term Financing
Lesson – Good Debt, Bad Debt
Lesson – Banks, Credit Unions, and Savings and Loans
Lesson – Debit Cards
Lesson – Credit Cards
Apply given financial data to real life situations such as reconciling a checking account, reading bank and credit card statements, purchasing major goods, and avoiding consumer fraudBudget Game – Core Component
Lesson – Reconciling Accounts
Lesson – Planning for Long-Term Purchases
Lesson – Researching Spending
Lesson – Protecting Against Fraud
Analyze the benefits and risks of using credit and examine the various usesLesson – Using Credit
Lesson – Credit Cards
Lesson – Good Debt
Lesson – Managing Debt
Lesson – Bankruptcy
Lesson – Mortgages Activity – Use the Car Loans Calculator
Activity – Use the Credit Card Payments Calculator

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