Why is JQuery taught when it is?

I just got through the basic algorithm and JSON section. Now I am beginning the intermediate front end development projects. It has been a week or two since I last saw JQuery and it feels like an entire-of-semester-of-college-ago. Would it not make sense to have the JQuery section right before JSON, and not the big ol’ JavaScript section? I do not remember using any of the knowledge gained in the JQuery section until I got to JSOL.

This is kind of a suggestion/rant. It would make so much more sense to teach JQuery when you need that info to be fresh