Sep 19, 2022

Curriculum Reminder: The Semester Course Has Been Updated!

All 10 Semester Course units are updated and ready to use!

Last week we released the third and final block of newly updated Semester Course units, including:

  • Unit 7: Insurance (6 lessons)
  • Unit 8: Taxes (5 lessons)
  • Unit 10: Consumer Skills (5 lessons)

Check out the newly updated Semester Course!

Note: Block 3 Nearpod decks will be released this Thursday 9/22!

New scope and sequence:

  1. Behavioral Economics
  2. Banking
  3. Investing
  4. Types of Credit
  5. Managing Credit
  6. Paying for College
  7. Insurance
  8. Taxes
  9. Budgeting
  10. Consumer Skills

Note: The old semester course is still accessible via this link through the 2022-2023 school year. You can also access this link by logging into your teacher account and clicking on the RETIRED RESOURCES section in the Teacher Toolkit.

What's New?

  • New/updated resources. New NGPF resources have been added, including more MOVE, PLAY, and other types of activities. Third party resources have also been curated within all lessons.

  • New formatting. All Semester Course documents have received a visual upgrade. The new formatting also improves accessibility, providing a better experience for those who use tools like screen readers.

  • Intro, Learn It, Do It. Lesson Guides and Student Activity Packets will now be organized using Intro, Learn It, and Do it sections, ensuring each lesson flows in a way that gives students an engaging introduction, vital foundational information, and an opportunity to apply their learning.

  • Updated Exit Tickets. Exit ticket questions have been updated for content and will now be standardized as multiple choice questions across all lessons for easier grading.

  • Streamlined Organization. Sample Student Activity Packets have been removed and answer keys have been integrated into the Lesson Guides. This means fewer documents to manage and easier organization!

  • Nearpod Updates. As each block of newly updated units is released, Nearpod updates will follow--typically one week later.

Interested in Professional Development? 

As always, NGPF is here to support you every step of the way. Register to attend a Virtual PD and take a deep dive into these updates with NGPF team members Amanda and Sonia.

About the Author

Ryan Wood

Ryan grew up with and maintains a love for learning. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a degree in Business Administration and worked in sports marketing for a number of years. After living in Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, and Minnesota, the call of education eventually brought Ryan back to his home state of Wisconsin where he was a Business and Marketing teacher for three years. In his free time he likes to spend time with his wife and daughter, play basketball, read, and go fishing. Now with NGPF, Ryan is excited to help teachers lead the most important course their students will ever take.

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