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Spam! It's a thing any Internet user is used to seeing, but what do we do about it? Teach your class all about the dreaded spam and how they can avoid the spam traps and tricks that could easily draw a kid in. This is a common-sense lesson that provides a forum for discussing a very real life skill that all Internet users need to know.
3rd - 5th 21st Century Skills 10 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Marriage and Financial Goals, Budgeting Strategies
There is no more useful life skill to learn, than budgeting and setting financial goals. It's math that is used by every person, everyday. Learners examine the responsibilities and costs involved in family economics. Through a series of interviews, problem-solving activities, and research assignments they'll understand how to set goals and create a family budget.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 37 Views 49 Downloads
Apply Taxes, Tips, and Discounts Using a Proportion and Scale Factor
Everyone loves a sale, but they need to know how to find the new price with the scale factor and proportions. The scale factor is like the key needed to find that missing piece of the puzzle. Show your learners how to find the scale factor by dividing and unlock the missing part of the proportion.
5 mins 6th - 8th Math 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What is the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax's connection to Social Security and Medicare, and what are the differences in how are individuals in the United States are taxed relative to their income? This video provides clear explanations for these questions, using graphs and sample situations to illustrate the main concept.
8 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
College Bound: Moving Out!
Here's a real life research project that should get those upper graders excited! They conduct research into everything they'll need to know before moving out on their own. They compare university tuition, housing, textbooks, living arrangements, leases, credit card offers, and financial aid packages.
10th - 12th 21st Century Skills 68 Views 144 Downloads
Tax Forms and Deductions
Because many of your older students are probably getting their first jobs, it could be an appropriate time to discuss taxes. This presentation defines deductions, types of taxes, purposes of paying taxes, and the forms required to file taxes.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 25 Downloads
Gourmet Green Eggs and Ham
Green Eggs and Ham are served up! In this cooking lesson, young chefs read the book Green Eggs and Ham and make some of their own. They follow directions, make connections to real-life, and write a story about their cooking experience.
Pre-K - K Language Arts 8 Views 86 Downloads
Wanted: A True Friend
It is so important for our students to understand how to have and be a good friend. This instructional activity is intended to foster interpersonal communication skills and personal responsibility. Students complete an acrostic poem with the word friend, discuss personal choice and decision making, and create a "Want Ad' for a true friend that will be placed on the "Friendship Classifieds" bulletin board.
4th Health 24 Views 47 Downloads
Home Living / Daily Living: Shopping List 2
I've done this exercise with my special needs learners more times than I can count. They practice getting ready to shop at the grocery store by identifying items on their shopping list. They match grocery items to the proper department and work to identify items on their list.
8th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 36 Views 43 Downloads
Home Living/ Daily Living: Cooking Mastery
Learning to cook, follow directions, and presenting information are skills every body needs to know. Learners complete a recipe-in-a-jar activity to hone these life skills. They follow the directions, choose and use correct measurement tools, and describe their process to the rest of the class in order to practice relaying information.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 26 Views 67 Downloads
Language Focus and Vocabulary Starter Unit: Verb Tenses and Adjectives
Practice various verb tenses, parts of speech, and vocabulary all with one page. The learning exercise is made up of six short exercises. Each one has its own focus. Pupils will have the opportunity to work on comparative and superlative adjectives, the present tense, the present continuous, basic adjectives, and routine words.
6th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens Worksheet
Based on the bestselling series, this instructional activity details seven habits of highly defective teens, and prompts young learners to consider their own social and emotional tendencies. What kinds of experiences do your pupils have with being reactive rather than proactive?
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 79 Views 61 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding the Mathematics of the Fiscal Cliff
What exactly is the fiscal cliff? What are the effects of changing income tax rates and payroll tax rates? Your learners will begin by reading news articles and examining graphs illustrating the "Bush tax cuts" of 2001 and 2003. They will then research federal income tax rates and create a table of income levels, computing and comparing amounts of tax an individual at different levels would have to pay.
9th - 12th Math 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
In this instructional activity, students solve and complete 50 various types of problems. First, they identify and define various terms listed related to personal and business finance. Then, students calculate various costs and payments using the given formulas.
9th - 11th Math 53 Views 246 Downloads
Home Living / Daily Living: Shopping List
Talk with your pupils about the importance of staying focused at the grocery store. Your special education class will discuss how to create and use a shopping list. They will make a shopping list and pretend to use it in a role-play activity.
9th - Higher Ed Health 48 Views 90 Downloads
Cooking Dinner (Thanksgiving)
American traditions of Thanksgiving come to life through culinary activities. Young chefs practice cooking a turkey and setting a table for a Thanksgiving family feast. They use math and reading skills to follow directions and measure ingredients accordingly.
Pre-K - 2nd Health 5 Views 52 Downloads