Tackling Debt

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Tackling Debt aims to facilitate the discussion of debt in the classroom in an objective, non-personal way. It consists of five case studies illustrating how easy it is to get in to debt and how with effort you can tackle the situation.



Aimed at ages 14-18, Tackling Debt consists of five case studies illustrating how easy it is to get in to debt and how with effort you can tackle the situation. The resource is made up of a book and DVD and highlights themes that can be addressed by teachers and suggests student activities to be explored.

Minimum age: 
14 years
Maximum age: 
18 years
Special education needs: 

This resource would be accessible with one on one support or if used as a drama scenario.

Gifted and talented: 

Excellent resource for gifted and talented students with plenty of opportunities for extension activities. 

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Quality Mark assessors comments: 

The teacher’s notes clearly highlight themes that can be addressed by each case study. You will be able to pick up this resource and use it straight away with your students without having to spend time on lengthy planning. The suggested student activities will promote discussion forums, drama, letter writing and problem solving activities. This resource is about tackling debt and financial decision-making which is set in a real life context. This is a useful resource for teachers in Scottish schools to initiate discussion amongst pupils on people getting into debt and the impact it has on their lives and relationships. Tackling Debt allows opportunity to bring out a number of financial themes connected to debt including budgeting and borrowing.

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