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You may choose to:

  • Use the materials for all five modules over the course of a semester or over a predetermined time.
  • Use selected segments that are relevant to your curriculum or to your students.
  • Customize the program to suit your needs by using selected lessons/activities from several segments.

Lesson Structure
Each lesson has the same structure for ease of use and includes the following:

  • Lesson Title: Name of activity/exercise
  • Estimated Time
  • Type: The kind of exercises and activities that are part of the lesson; for example, discussion and share, research project, report, take-home activity, or calculation
  • Description: Brief description of the lesson's focus and intent
  • Learning Standards: Alignment with Common Core and National Education Standards
  • Learning Objective(s): What will be learned
  • Educator Resources/Materials Needed: Educator answer sheets, relevant websites, organizations, people (an insurance agent or banker, for example), glossary, etc. 
  • Related Activities/Student Worksheets: A list of activities/worksheets that go with the lesson
  • Subject/Skill Focus: Skills that will be sharpened and subjects that tie into the lessons such as critical thinking, analysis of written material, math, etc.
  • Lesson Script/Teaching Steps: How to conduct the lesson
  • Assessment: Method for assessing student learning

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Educator's Guide (PDF)


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