West Virginia State

West Virginia
State Standards

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 West Virginia.

A list of the West Virginia Social Studies Standards 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.

Course Outlines, Lesson Plans & Student Activities

Students will learn through playing the interactive online games, as well as completing the self-graded lessons that were designed to keep young learners engaged.

When you order PersonalFinanceLab™ for your class, you’ll also get access to course outlines, lesson plans, student activities and grading rubrics that tie everything together.

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We’re here to help engage your students to learn how to manage their money responsibly. Learn more about each of the main features and see how we can help transform your class.

Personal Budgeting Game

A monthly budget game with real-life scenarios and consequences.

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Stock Market Game

Build your students confidence in the financial markets as they learn how to invest their money wisely.

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Embedded Curriculum

Self-graded lessons aligned to National and Jump$tart Standards.

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West Virginia Social Studies Standards Alignment

Find out which of our lessons or games reinforce the individual
knowledge statements from the West Virginia Social Studies Standards.


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Interactive Calculator
Includes Automatically-Graded Assessment

Investigate the cost of postsecondary education.
Determine the tuition and fees of several specific public and private, two and four year institutions. Lesson – Work vs Study
Lesson – Student Loans
Examine room and board cost for students that live on campus.Lesson – Student Loans
Examine commuting costs for attending a local institution (gas, car maintenance, distance, time). Budget Game – Core Component
Compare text book costs (used books, new books, digital rentals, Amazon, eCampus, local bookstore, text loaning programs).Budget Game – Core Component
Lesson – Student Loans
Lesson – Work vs Study
Determine personal expenses (hobbies, restaurants, entertainment, transportation, gas, bills, rent, insurance, cellphone).Budget Game – Core Component
Lesson – Budgeting
Lesson – Pay Yourseld First
Examine the net price different postsecondary institutions utilizing the net price calculator required to be posted on all postsecondary institution’s web pages.Lesson – Student Loans
Identify sources of financial aid.Lesson – Student Loans
Examine and understand Financial Aid terminology (e.g. FAFSA, EFC, grant, cost of attendance). Lesson – Student Loans
Explore the application process for student loan qualifications and the repayment process. Lesson – Student Loans
Lesson – Managing Debt
Lesson – Consolidating Debt
Evaluate income, lifestyle, and career opportunities based on education and financial aid decisions.
Differentiate the annual income of a college graduate compared to a high school graduate. Lesson – Work vs Study
Lesson – Career Development
Differentiate between gross and net income (e.g., taxes, insurance and pension plans). Budget Game – Core Component
Lesson – Taxation Overview
Lesson – Preparing for Retirement
Explore how earning a degree impacts lifestyle, lifelong earning potential, and personal wants versus needs.Budget Game – Core Component
Lesson – Career Development
Lesson – Good Debt, Bad Debt
Lesson – Pay Yourself First
Investigate the consequences of personal choices in relation to finances. Budget Game – Core Component
Lesson – Spending and Saving Plans
Lesson – Pay Yourself First
Lesson – Preparing for Spending Shocks
Construct, utilize, and monitor a budget for a recent high school graduate.Budget Game – Core Component
Construct, utilize, and monitor a budget for a recent college graduate.Budget Game – Core Component
Compare and contrast the budgets of a high school graduate and a recent college graduate. Budget Game – Core Component
Explore how benefits packages, unions, and professional organizations impact lifestyle and career choices.Budget Game – Income and Compensation
Lesson – Career Development
Examine the expectations and benefits of potential careers and their impact on lifelong earning potential Lesson – Career Development
Lesson – Work or Study
Lesson – What is Specialization?
Examine general workforce preparedness skills.Budget Game – Core Component
Lesson – Career Development
Lesson – Biggest Mistakes of Job Seekers
Lesson – How To Choose an Internship
Lesson – Acing an Interview
Develop a resume showing skills, experiences and education that can be used when applying for a job, a scholarship, or college.Lesson – Using Keywords In Your Resume
Lesson – Career Development
Lesson – Biggest Mistakes of Job Seekers
Lesson – How To Choose an Internship
Lesson – Acing an Interview
Identify workplace expectation, including prompt attendance, timeliness and efficiencies. Lesson – Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities
Examine the causes of bankruptcy and how to avoid them.Lesson – Bankruptcy
Lesson – Managing Debt
Lesson – Consolidating Debt
Lesson – Debt Negotiation
Complete Federal and State income tax forms and examine other state and local taxes.Lesson – Taxation Overview
Lesson – Tax Filing and the Form 1040
Develop the knowledge and practices of a savvy consumer who knows consumer rights and responsibilities, can identify and avoid fraudulent practices and guard against identify theft.Lesson – Consumer rights and responsibilities
Lesson – Protecting Against Fraud
Utilize traditional and online banking services as well as examining fees, services and hidden costs of checking, savings, debit cards, Certificates of Deposit, etc.Budget Game – Core Component
Lesson – Debit Cards
Lesson – Banks, Credit Unions, and Savings and Loans
Lesson – Automatic Payments Lesson – Using Debt
Examine financial habits that promote economic security, stability and growth:
Investments (e.g., stocks, mutual funds, certificates of deposits and commodity trading) Stock Game – Core Component
Investing101 Certification
Lesson – Investing Strategies
Lesson – Building Wealth
Lesson – Preparing for Retirement
Activity – Use the Saving to be a Millionaire Calculator
Insurance (e.g., life insurance, health insurance, automobile insurance, home and renters insurance and retirement plans).Lesson – Risk
Lesson – Car Insurance
Lesson – Renter’s Insurance
Lesson – Home Owner’s Insurance
Lesson – Health Insurance
Lesson – Life Insurance

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