In this section, students will learn about the purpose of disability insurance and examine scenarios to assess the role disability insurance may play in people’s lives.

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Lessons & Worksheets

Pre-/Post-Unit Quiz

What do your students know about disability insurance and how it works? Print and distribute the unit quiz, or have students go to www.scholastic.com/nextgeneration/students to take the interactive version of the quiz and print their answers.
Disability Lesson 1
Students are introduced to disability insurance and the role it plays in helping people pay their bills when they cannot work. They will then evaluate the profiles of different characters to assess their financial standing and the impact disability insurance might have on their finances.

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The Educator's Guide, which includes tips for implementing the featured lessons and background information on disability insurance, can be downloaded below. The Video Guide includes prompts to generate class discussions and help you integrate the video associated with each module into your lessons.
Before beginning the lessons for this module, watch the video Kylie: Planning for the Unexpected with your students. Refer to the video guide for post-viewing discussion prompts.
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