New Jersey Student Learning Standards
NJ.SS.6.1.4. U.S. History: America in the World: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to think analytically about how past and present interactions of people, cultures, and the environment shape the American heritage. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informed decisions that reflect fundamental rights and core democratic values as productive citizens in local, national, and global communities.
6.1.4.C. Economics, Innovation, and Technology
People make decisions based on their needs, wants, and the availability of resources.
6.1.4.C.2. Distinguish between needs and wants and explain how scarcity and choice influence decisions made by individuals, communities, and nations.
Understanding of financial instruments and outcomes assists citizens in making sound decisions about money, savings, spending, and investment.
6.1.4.C.10. Explain the role of money, savings, debt, and investment in individuals’ lives.
6.1.4.C.11. Recognize the importance of setting long-term goals when making financial decisions within the community.