CHECKING UNIT PLAN highlights NGPF's Checking Unit for teachers to use as a reference to plan their class. It includes the lesson title, learning objectives, the types of resources used, and the approximate time to teach. NGPF offers a full curriculum, individual lessons, and hundreds of projects, activities, case studies, and interactives for...
CURRICULUM FROM NEXT GEN PERSONAL FINANCE (NGPF) is a free collection of 65+ lessons, 100+ standalone activities, and dozens of projects, case studies, assessments, and more, that all are accessible online. Topics include saving, checking accounts, managing credit, financial pitfalls, budgeting, careers, taxes, insurance, and investing.
PLAY: The Bean Game is a fun and popular NGPF activity where students: (1) Practice budgeting basics using The Bean Game, (2) understand the impact a restricted budget can have on their spending habits, and (3) reflect on their personal budgeting choices.
Middle Grades, High School
Budget, Buying Goods And Services, Earnings, Emergency Fund, Financial Decision Making, Goals, Income, Wants And Needs
INTERACTIVE: FICO CREDIT SCORES is an activity where students learn to use an online FICO credit score estimator to compare credit scores of three hypothetical college students. NGPF offers a semester course curriculum, individual lessons, and hundreds of projects and activities for personal finance classes.
JOINING THE MARKET is a project where students decide whether to buy, sell, or hold stocks from Ravioli Den. They experience how current events shape the market and calculate their portfolio value after each round. Opportunities for discussion and reflection are included. NGPF offers a semester course, individual lessons, hundreds of projects ...
PROJECT: CREATE A SCAM GUIDEBOOK is a Common Core Standards-aligned project, where students work in groups and ultimately create a full class Scam Guidebook. NGPF offers a full semester curriculum, and hundreds of lessons, activities, and case studies, as well as professional development.
CASE STUDIES FROM NEXT GEN PERSONAL FINANCE (NGPF) is a collection of real-life situations for students to apply knowledge, evaluate courses of action, make decisions in ambiguous situations, and develop communication skills in group and class settings. Downloadable teacher and student support guides are available.