New Product Review: Goodheart-Willcox Foundations of Financial Literacy

Learning List recently reviewed the Goodheart-Willcox Company’s Foundations of Financial Literacy, 10th Edition, which was submitted for state adoption in Texas in response to the Texas Education Agency’s Proclamation 2019 call for high school Personal Financial Literacy products aligned to the new PFL Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Foundations of Financial Literacy is available in print and eBook formats and include additional online components. Instruction focuses on developing competent consumers by introducing students to concepts in personal finance.

Foundations of Financial Literacy presents content in six units titled: (1) Financial Literacy, (2) Protecting Your Finances, (3) Managing Your Spending, (4) Purchasing and Protecting Your Assets, (5) Exploring Economics, and (6) Preparing for Your Career. Units open with a short explanation of “Why It [content] Matters” and a list of chapter titles. [Read more…]

Content is structured using the 5E instructional model (i.e., engage, explore, explain, elaborate/extend, evaluate). Each chapter begins with a “Big Idea” (e.g., “Smart financial decisions and risk management can lead to financial security”), a short overview of content, and a “Focus on Finance” feature that explains some element of personal finance (e.g., mortgage calculators). Additional resources are available at no charge on the course’s companion website http://www.g-wlearning.com/finance/

About Goodheart Willcox*

In 1921, William Goodheart and Charles D. Willcox, along with a few others, came together to start a company to publish Dyke’s Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia that had been previously self-published by the author, Mr. A. L. Dyke. Little did they know this small publishing company would grow up to become The Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc., a leader in career and technical education (CTE).

Today’s Goodheart-Willcox (G-W) publishes both print and digital textbooks while also producing online courses and other instructional resources that provide a complete classroom solution. With subject-appropriate titles for middle school, high school, higher education, and professional training, G-W is recognized as a go-to source for career and technical education content.

*Information in this section is provided by or adapted from Goodheart-Willcox.