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The 21st Century Student's Guide to Financial Literacy - Going Global

Instructor's Guide

Your students’ futures are global. Will they thrive in a global economy? Where will they fit into this new order? How will they prepare for college and career? The answers to these questions depend very much on whether they understand how money works in the world. In this complex and increasingly globalized world, financial literacy requires knowledge about global commerce, business, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

This fun curriculum has 17 easy to teach lesson plans covering such important topics as the evolution of money, the rise of capitalism, venture capital, startups, intellectual property, securities and stock markets, wealth disparity, and global free trade agreements. Ideal for a career and business course!

This includes access to the Instructor's E-Guide.

326 pages. B&W interior. The Instructor's Guide is read-only and not downloadable to a printer. Also available in print.


What topics are covered in this course?

  • the relationship of early trade to modern commerce
  • the evolution of money
  • the Gold Standard
  • fiat money
  • the origins of capitalism
  • venture capital
  • traits of innovators and entrepreneurs
  • associational thinking
  • Myers-Briggs Personality types
  • innovation and the R&D process
  • market sectors and industries
  • parliamentary procedure
  • IPOs
  • trade secrets and industrial espionage
  • patents, trademarks, copyright
  • debt vs. equity securities
  • how to interpret a stock quote
  • stocks and securities
  • IPOs
  • major indexes
  • currency around the globe
  • cryptocurrency
  • free trade, trade barriers, trade agreements
  • and much more.

Students learn about the roles of such powerful institutions as the SEC, USPTO, Federal Reserve Bank, IMF, World Bank, World Trade Organization, G7, G20, and Eurozone, mastering over 250 financial literacy terms and concepts.

Your Instructor


The Financial Literacy Team
The Financial Literacy Team

Susan Mulcaire is a finance attorney-turned-teacher who leads the Financial Literacy Academy team. She holds a B.A. from U.C Berkeley, a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, and a teaching credential from Concordia University. She practiced banking and finance law for over 20 years and is the author of several college readiness programs for middle school and high school.


Class Curriculum


  The 21st Century Student's Guide to Financial Literacy - Going Global
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
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