Curriculum materials are designed in a ready-to-teach, modular format. Each lesson includes hands-on learning activities, note-taking guides, worksheets, student reading, PowerPoint presentations and conclusions to reinforce key concepts, along with assessments to test knowledge retention.
Lesson plans are based on the multiple intelligences model and active learning theories. The materials offer maximum flexibility and can be taught sequentially as a complete personal finance course or as modular components that can be easily inserted into other courses.
Ongoing professional development opportunities to help educators develop the skills and confidence to teach financial education are available. Offerings include the Forum, webinars, a video library, Take Charge Today Newsletters, social media and educator trainings.
Take Charge Today - A program and curriculum with a decision-based approach to personal finance. Formerly Family Economics & Financial Education, Take Charge Today provides a consistent framework for thinking through financial choices in order to improve well-being.
Motivate students to fully engage in concepts and maximize knowledge retention with this assortment of lessons designed to enhance a wide variety of topics.
I feel that students are beginning to grasp a good understanding of handling finances. More of the students are involved in earning their own money, helping with family expense, and saving for further education. The financial education that the students gain from the Take Charge Today curriculum will help them become more productive citizens and more responsible family members.
The Take Charge Today curriculum has opened up my students' eyes. They are being asked to explore real life situations that they would not encounter in any other type of course.
The Take Charge Today curriculum has transformed my teaching practice and helped me feel better prepared to engage today's learners who walk through my doors every day. From the innovative teaching activities embedded in each unit to the technology ideas and tablet applications, Take Charge Today's lessons provide me with a 21st Century toolkit that can work for many different classrooms.