Category: Activities

NGPF's Favorite Resources for FinLitMonth!

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Apr 03, 2021
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Activities
 April is Financial Literacy Month! To celebrate, we gathered the NGPF Team's favorite resources into a calendar. Each day, come back to the calendar and check out our suggested resource.  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY       1   ANALYZE: The Influence of Social Media Yanely's Favorite   2   NGPF On-Demand: The History of Racism in Finance Tori's Favorite 5   ANALYZE: A HS Resume and Coverletter Sonia's Favorite 6   PLAY: Roll...

2 Differentiated NGPF Lessons for Special Education Students

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Mar 02, 2021
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Activities, Personal Finance
We are thrilled to welcome Kathryn Dawson to our team (learn more about her here). What I’m particularly excited about is her background in working with special education students. Kathryn was kind enough to differentiate two popular NGPF activities.  Modified Activity: Fine Print Pay Stub Kathryn added two strategies to this activity: annotating the resource (shown below) and scaffolding questions.  --------------------- Modified Activity: Read 25 Investing Basics Kathryn added...

Celebrating Black History Month: Highlighting Michelle Singletary, Columnist for the Washington Post

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Feb 26, 2021
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Activities, Retirement
Twice weekly, NGPF is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Black financial leaders and educators via dedicated posts and student activities on the NGPF blog.    With this final post of the month, we are highlighting the work of Michelle Singletary, who writes “The Color of Money,” a twice-weekly column in the Washington Post and published in dozens of other papers nationwide. She’s also the author of 3 personal finance books and appears regularly on TV and...

Celebrating Black History Month: The Impact of Housing Policy on Communities of Color

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Feb 24, 2021
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Activities
Twice weekly, NGPF is celebrating Black History Month via dedicated posts and student activities on the NGPF blog.  Unlike a lot of our earlier posts where we highlighted the work of a specific Black financial leader, today we are putting a spotlight on how housing policies segregated America and the lasting impact they have on communities of color today.  Featured Resource and Activity Idea: Video - How Home Loans Segregated America TwoCents, a series by PBS, recently released a...

Celebrating Black History Month: Black Experts Weigh in on What’s Missing from the Wealth Gap Conversation

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Feb 19, 2021
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Activities, Current Events
Twice weekly, NGPF is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Black financial leaders and educators via dedicated posts and student activities on the NGPF blog.  Deviating from our previous posts featuring the work of one individual, today we draw your attention toward this interview conducted by Courtney Stith for Acorns + CNBC on the Grow website.  Featured Resource and Activity Idea: This is the ‘most obvious’ thing missing from the racial wealth gap...

Celebrating Black History Month: Highlighting Marsha Barnes of The Finance Bar

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Feb 17, 2021
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Activities
Twice weekly, NGPF is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Black financial leaders and educators via dedicated posts and student activities on the NGPF blog.  With this fifth post, we are highlighting the work of Marsha Barnes, creator of The Finance Bar! Marsha is a Certified Financial Social Worker, Official FICO Brand Ambassador, and was named GOBankingRates’ 2018 Best Money Expert in the Net-Worth Category. This week, we were inspired by The Finance Bar Instagram...

Celebrating Black History Month: Highlighting Tonya Rapley of My Fab Finance

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Feb 12, 2021
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Activities
Twice weekly, NGPF is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Black financial leaders and educators via dedicated posts and student activities on the NGPF blog.    With this fourth post, we are highlighting the work of Tonya Rapley, whose website myfabfinance.com describes her as “an entrepreneur, wife, co-founder, domestic violence survivor, and citizen of the world.” You can find her website and learn more about her here, and she’s also got a popular...

Celebrating Black History Month: Highlighting Tiffany Aliche, The Budgetnista

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Feb 05, 2021
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Activities, Teaching Strategies
Twice weekly, NGPF is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Black financial leaders and educators via dedicated posts and student activities on the NGPF blog.    With this second post, we are highlighting the work of The Budgetnista, Tiffany Aliche -- an award-winning teacher, bestselling author, and blogger + podcaster. You can find her website and learn more about her here, but in this blog post we’re going to feature one of Tiffany’s blog posts that we think...

Virtual Adaptation: MOVE: Let's Make a Mutual Fund

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Jan 13, 2021
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Teaching Remotely, Investing, Activities
MOVE: Let's Make a Mutual Fund is a teacher favorite when it comes to the NGPF Investing Unit. But, how can teachers take the magic of this popular activity and move (pun intended) it to a virtual learning environment? NGPF's top virtual high-fiver Christian (if you've attended Christian's Virtual PDs, you know) has transformed this activity into a spreadsheet format that allows you and your students to still experience the magic and get those a-ha! moments.  Below you'll find a quick...

New Economy Adaptation -  CREATE: A Salary-Based Budget

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Oct 19, 2020
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Activities, Budgeting
Last week we shared the month to month income swing reality for more than 1 in 3 American households with a few ideas for appropriately modifying our companion handout to Spent. This week we are going to share how you can help students understand this new reality with a few simple changes to CREATE: A Salary-Based Budget. What we’ve suggested can be done in person or in a remote teaching and learning environment.  There are a number of ways you can illustrate to the students how...

New Economy Adaptation - Budgeting In an Era of Income Volatility

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Oct 06, 2020
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Activities, Behavioral Finance, Budgeting
Background. Let your history teachers know that they will need them to teach students how budgeting was taught in the past: with steady monthly income and expenses and saving for an emergency that’ll pop up here and there. In today’s world, that is no longer the reality for many Americans. Take every lesson that has anything to do with budgeting and look at it through the lens of what is the increasing reality of millions of Americans: Pre-COVID statistic: more than one in three...

NEW! Virtual Version of the Bean Game (and Extension Activity too)

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Mar 31, 2020
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Budgeting, Activity, Activities, Teaching Remotely
Are you looking for Free PD over budgeting, one hour at a time, on your own time? Be sure to check out our budget-themed On-Demands available now!   The Bean Game stands out as a definite teacher and student favorite! It has a simple set-up, it's student-centered and applies core budgeting principles such as wants vs. needs and adjusting for financial hardships.   NGPF has developed a Bean Game Virtual Map where students can make their choices on the map with numbers in a...

Best of NGPF: Top 10 Non-Tech Activities for the Personal Finance Classroom

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Mar 19, 2020
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Activities, Teaching Remotely
We have heard from many teachers over the past week about the need for no-tech personal finance activities given the reality that not all students will have access to technology in their homes. Jessica wracked her brain this afternoon to develop this top 10 list of NGPF resources that don't require technology. This list ranges the gamut in topics covered as well as in types of activities.  CARTOONS: Why is it So Hard to Save Money?: Choose a cartoon and analyze how it portrays the...

Interactive Monday: Streaming Services

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Jan 05, 2020
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Interactive, Budgeting, Purchase Decisions, Activities
Hat tip to Kareem for uncovering this CNN interactive to assist those overwhelmed by choice when it comes to streaming services.  The interactive starts with a helpful flow chart showing where fave series like Friends, Parks and Rec and Seinfeld are moving to.  It then lists 8 of the leading streaming services (e.g., HBO Max, Netflix, Apple TV+) with details on what to expect from the service as well as popular movies/shows that will appear. Here's the details on Disney+:  A few...

Best of 2019...Most Popular NGPF Resources

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Jan 02, 2020
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Activities, Question of the Day, FinCap Friday, Podcasts, Interactive
We've been posting "Best of 2019 Lists" over the holiday period. In case you missed them, here are links to the posts that list the most popular NGPF resources in each of these categories. Here's to hoping you find some gems here that you can use when classes start up again. Envelopes please... Question of the Day Arcade Games and Interactive Library Product Releases [summary of all of the new NGPF resources developed in 2019] Unit Pages FinCap Fridays Podcasts ----------------- Thank you to...