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Just One Resource - ANALYZE: Should I Insure This Group?

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Oct 16, 2018
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Just One Resource
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.  [The Resource]  ANALYZE: Should I Insure This Group? The Gist: Insurance can be...well, let's face it...a boring challenging topic to teach students. So, here's a fun way to introduce how insurance works, from the insurance company's perspective. Students step...

Just One Resource - ANALYZE: The Influence of Advertisements

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Oct 09, 2018
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Just One Resource
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.  [The Resource]  ANALYZE: The Influence of Advertisements The Gist: Everyday, we are bombarded with advertisements that try to convince us to do something, buy something, eat something, look a certain way, and more. This activity introduces students to 6 ways ads try to...

Just One Resource - RESEARCH: FAFSA Deadlines

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Oct 02, 2018
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Just One Resource
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.    [The Resource]  RESEARCH: FAFSA Deadlines The Gist: The FAFSA filing period just opened up on October 1st, and this is the perfect activity to have your students do so they can navigate the different deadlines they have to meet!  The Best Parts: Teachers...

How To Integrate Personal Finance Content Into Family and Consumer Science Courses

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Nov 15, 2017
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Entrepreneurship, Investing, Identity Theft, Credit Scores, Credit Reports, Personal Finance
A few days ago, Leah Bratcher, Financial LIteracy Program Coordinator for FCCLA reached out to us with an interesting challenge. Leah helps Family and Consumer Science teachers discover ways to integrate personal finance into their courses, which can range from child development to fashion, interior design to hospitality, and more, all while adhering to different standards. As you can imagine, finding ways to weave personal finance into such a wide variety of subjects while meeting standards can...

Educator Brian Page Shares His Lesson: Buying an Automobile

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Mar 02, 2017
Earlier this month, we received an email from educator Brian Page about a lesson he had created on Buying an Automobile. First and foremost, we want to thank Brian for sharing such a great lesson with us. Second, we want to highlight some of the awesome things about his lesson below! If you are interested in using Brian’s materials, click here to access his resources in Google Drive, which are in “View Only” mode. To use them in your classroom, simply go to File and either...

Video Resource: TED Talk on Philanthropy

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Sep 26, 2016
In honor of our upcoming lesson release (be on the lookout on Thursday for new lessons on Philanthropy, Entrepreneurship, and more!), we wanted to share this insightful TED Talk by Dan Pallotta on how The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong. In the video, Dan “calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality,...