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Lesson 10 in a series of human rights lessons focuses on the skills of finding evidence and summarizing. Your young readers work to compare the two texts they have read in this unit: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and “Teaching Nepalis to Read, Plant, and Vote”. Groups start by nicknaming articles from the UDHR with names like "right to marry" or "right to vote". After reviewing and summarizing the UDHR articles with nicknames, groups will work to match these various rights with instances in “Teaching Nepalis to Read, Plant, and Vote”. To wrap-up the lesson, individuals will write a short opinion piece on rights that were upheld or violated using the firsthand account as evidence. Note: See the additional materials to find an index for all of these lessons. 
Although this is part of a series, lesson nine has your class take a break from their close study of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) text to read the firsthand account “Teaching Nepalis to Read, Plant, and Vote” by Lesley Reed. Though this text is simpler than the UDHR, your young readers will continue to use their close reading strategies as they read. Quickly review close reading strategies such as chunking, questioning, and annotating; modeling it with paragraph one. Next, allow your class to work their way through the rest of the article independently. As with all lessons in this unit, Lesson 9 contains some excellent prompts to foster discussion and to focus your pupils' thinking.  
Keep middle and high school readers accountable and push all students toward success by showing interest in their reading and testing the strategies below.
Utilize the jigsaw reading strategy to keep pupils accountable and encourage cooperative learning.
Have your class consider the issue of minors' accountability for their crimes. They discuss specific cases and the general issue of juvenile crime in round table discussions. Use this lesson to emphasize the rules and individual roles necessary for successful class discussion. As always, this New York Times Learning Network resource is chock full of excellent, thoughtful questions, extension ideas, and useful resource links.
Having money is great, learning to manage it wisely is imperative. First, the class has a discussion on the value and convenience of having a checking account. Then, they practice filling out deposit slips, keeping an account register, and writing checks. Tip: Checks aren't used the same way they used to be, it may be a good idea to explain how an account register is used with ATM checking.
Help your class understand the importance of saving and managing their money. Here is part three to a unit on credit, cash, and savings. Learners discuss savings accounts and the idea that a budget plan can help them avoid costly credit cards. Lesson three focuses on the impact of both savings accounts and credit cards. 
Students distinguish between the terms 'cost' and 'revenue' and examine the concept of 'profit'. They analyze the difference between a profit and loss account and a balance sheet.
Pupils review issues of current and national interest of Australia. They experience Question Time through a role-play activity. Students reflect on the effectiveness of Question Times as a method of public accountability. They consider other mechanism of accountability.
High schoolers look at the two aspects of interpreting company accounts. They can be closely related to each other. Depreciation is investigated and is interpreted according to the inquiry made. The affect of how accounts are presented is explored.
Students participate in a number of activities to learn how to adjust general ledger accounts and journal closing entries.
Young scholars use Monopoly to review the accounting cycle. They create their own transactions while playing Monopoly. Students produce the financial statements that will match the transactions of the game.
Students explore the principals of accounting and operating a business.  In this business or financial math class, students investigate business documents, day books, bookkeeping, balance sheets, etc. in this self-paced comprehensive unit. 
Dr. Seuss and Walter Dean Myers team up to cover the topic of prejudice. Using The Sneeches (about the culture clash between star-bellied and bare-bellied Sneetches) and The Glory Fields (about a boy coming to America on a slave ship), the instructional activity guides learners through the common themes and differing voices between the books.There is a Six Trait writing activity to create individual "believable accounts" of prejudice.
Students study uncollectible accounts expenses. They analyze adjustments for uncollectible accounts expense and enter the adjustments on a work sheet. They post entries to a general journal and to the accounts receivable and general ledgers. They play online games and complete a quiz online.
High schoolers explore adjusting and closing accounting entries. They complete an outline and post closing entries to their appropriate accounts. They prepare a Post Closing Trial Balance at the end of a fiscal period and complete online activities.
Eighth graders actively learn all about checking accounts and debit cards. They participate in mock transactions and experience the real life issues of managing money.
Students review general ledgers, introduction of a corporation, and how they are set up. Students review transactions used on a general journal such as: journaling purchase returns and allowances, buying supplies on accounts, then posting the entries from the general journal to each separate general ledger account.
High schoolers discover how to journal adjustments and post them into general ledger accounts. They explore what a post closing trial balance is and why it is prepared at the end of a fiscal period. They complete an outline and play online games.
Students assess Monopoly to review and analyze the Accounting Cycle. They create their own transactions while playing Monopoly and then produce several financial statements while analyzing business transactions from various source documents in journal formats.