Basic Life Skills Teacher Resources
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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 35 Views 48 Downloads
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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
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 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
Learning About the Federal Budget: “Get a Pencil, You’re Tackling the Deficit!”
Your class members have been selected by the president to help solve the budget crisis as part of a special deficit commission. After learning about fiscal policy, economic theories, and the federal budget through a detailed PowerPoint presentation, class members will simulate a press conference in which they will recommend cutting or reducing programs and/or increasing taxes.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 33 Views 26 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
Wanted: A True Friend
It is so important for our students to understand how to have and be a good friend. This lesson 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
Comparison Shopping: Getting the Most for Your Money
Who isn't interested in shopping for food? Set up two markets in your math class: HalfFoods and DJ's, then send the kids off to compare prices. Occasionally throw a discount into the mix! Through this experience, seventh graders practice using proportional relationships, percent, and ratios.
6th - 8th Math 25 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
New Review Solar Cooking
Who needs a barbecue grill to cook hot dogs when you have the amazing power of the sun at your disposal? Engage young scientists in learning about solar energy with this fun activity that turns a used Pringles can into a solar powered hot dog cooker.
4th - 7th Science 7 Views 4 Downloads
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 63 Views 140 Downloads
Chapter 29: Rent, Interest, and Profits
As viewers will quickly learn, rent is a vital part of our economy - both paying and receiving. Each perspective of a rent agreement are featured here. Included are details about the rate of interest and profits, as well as changes in the demand for land.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
In this learning exercise, learners 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 50 Views 243 Downloads
Preparing a 1040EZ Income Tax Form
What do you do at the end of the year when your W2 arrives? File a tax form! Show learners how they to can fill out a basic 1040EZ tax form and play their part as tax paying citizens. Monetary denominations are provided for filling out the tax form, as well links to the actual form itself.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 40 Views 52 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 45 Views 88 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 24 Views 64 Downloads