P-Credit Class: Making Sense of Dollars

Grade Levels: Professional (high school teachers)
Program Duration: 4:15 -7:15 pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays

P-Credit Class: Making Sense of Dollars

This New York City Department of Education After School Professional Development Program course on teaching finance is designed to help educators understand and present finance-related subjects to high school students in grades 9-12. Over six weeks, the course covers 10 topics in broad categories that are related to Common Core.

History: Money, Exchanges, Development of Markets, US Financial System
Biographies: Andrew Carnegie, Alexander Hamilton and 19th Century Industrialists
Finance & Economics: Time Value of Money, Stocks, Bonds, Commodities, Recent Recession
Financial Literacy: Federal Reserve, Banking, Saving & Compounding, Education & Your Career

Each of the 12 sessions is designed to:
1) Teach educators about each subject
2) Provide educators with unique, engaging and high-quality material developed by experts
3) Give educators the confidence to present the material to their students.

Mid-term and final exams will determine competency and provide feedback. Finally, lesson plan materials will be developed by the educators with the assistance and oversight of the Museum’s Senior Educator to ensure quality and accuracy. This is a three-credit course, and the educational partner fee is $125.


Course Syllabus (OCX, 68.69 KB)