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Many math concepts are covered through this resource: percentages, decimals, ratios, exponential functions, graphing, rounding, order of operations, estimation, and solving equations. Colorful worksheets and a link to a Google search for fractals images are included. Note that the lesson plan states it is the second of five lessons in an investing unit, but the other pieces were not located on the publisher's website. The lesson does, however, hold plenty of value on its own.
Young adults consider the application of technology and communication in the business and management career cluster. They research careers in the cluster and discuss what skills are required to be successful. They use their findings to create a poster on business careers.
Eighth graders describe the entrepreneurial process and how it relates to the economy. They work together in small groups to answer questions and participate in small business groups. They use the internet to gather information as well.
Students research and develop a plan for an international business trip. They conduct Internet research, prepare a structured itinerary, and develop an oral presentation that includes a pie chart itemizing the trip's expenses.
Pupils explore the concept of collaboration. In this teamwork lesson plan, students use handheld computers to evaluate the role of cooperation in today's business world.
Learners in a Business Management and Administrative Services program job shadow for 8 hours with a business. They conduct an interview with a working employee during the job shadow experience and then prepare a PowerPoint presentation on the career.
For this English worksheet, students read "McDonald's Pulls Out of Iceland," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 10 true or false questions about the selection.
Kids work through a series of listening and communication activities to better understand how they are needed in the work place. Handouts, teacher notes, and activity guides make this a very good resource.
Understanding where our food and textiles come from is key to understanding business, economics, and the importance of modern agriculture. Learners play a game, read text to determine farm fact from opinion, and itemize a grocery receipt to see how much of our spending money goes to farm foods. Web resources, game link, farm facts booklet, and reading passage are included via hyperlink.
Learners identify the steps of production. In this supply chain lesson, students determine how businesses monitor production and trace the supply chain of products they own. Learners also discuss ethical issues related to the supply chain.
Tradition, the importance of rituals, and clearly defined roles for men and women as factors that provide unity in a community come under scrutiny with a reading of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery." After a whole-class discussion of sacrifice rituals and scapegoating, groups discuss Jackson's commentary on these situations. Finally, individuals reflect on how Jackson's use of irony creates a sense of horror.
To review for a short story unit exam, class members engage in a talk show activity where individuals adopt the persona of characters from the unit's stories, sit for an interview, and answer questions posed by the class. Ask actors to dress the part, play the role of host, and film the exchange for playback.
Guide your fifth graders through an engaging study of revolutionary and scientific history with Robert Lawson's historical novel told from the point of view of Ben Franklin's mouse. The book is Ben Franklin: An Astonishing Life. You can find five useful lessons and the unit test by selecting the unit overview link and then clicking on the icon of the two mice with a large chunk of cheese. Lessons include a book preview and making a book journal, exploring aphorisms, online research of inventions, short story writing, and a sequencing activity. Links to worksheets, templates, and other supplementary materials can be found on pages for the individual lessons.
Psycho, The Blair Witch Project, "The Most Dangerous Game." Even the titles of these tales create goosebumps and it's the setting, both physical and psychological, that instills this sense of dread. After reading Richard Connell's horrifying short story, readers focus on how the author uses the setting to instill fear and then apply this understanding to The Blair Witch Project.
Explore economics, business, and personal finance as you play Karma Tycoon, a video game that takes learners through the world of entrepreneurship and non-profit business ventures. This resource includes instructions for playing, as well as four lessons intended for use before, during, and after game play. A great way to make video gaming into a classroom activity.
Utilize smartphone or computer technology and have your learners develop their nonprofit business vocabulary and skills in civics, geography, economics, language arts, and math with the plans and activities in this resource. Included are lesson plans, vocabulary, how to play instructions, goals, and a worksheet that defines a nonprofit organization. This well-organized plan would serve as a great introduction on how non-traditional technology can be used in the classroom.
Replete with background information and handy links, what you'll find here is a wide scope of activities and resources to support study of our solar system. You could build an effective, cross-curricular study out of the pieces you'll find here. Links to a matching quiz, informative readings, note-taking templates, rubrics, and other resources abound. However, the pieces are not presented in a cohesive, linear fashion, nor with many procedural details. I'd use it as the basis for a unit on the solar system, but don't expect to find a ready-made resource to use in class tomorrow!
How can you impress that the geography of the United States played a major role in the formation of the thirteen colonies? Creating a map of colonial America, including major landmarks, leads 4th, 5th or 6th graders on an adventure in cartography. This map-making project requires explorers to use budding research and thinking skills to find, compile, and replicate required information from trusted sources (not included). Suggestions of first writing information in pencil, stressing neatness, as well as hints about classroom challenges are helpful thoughts in trying this project the first time.
Here is a delicious way to review earth science vocabulary. Your class will begin their hands-on journey by role-playing the forces in the rock cycle. Weathering breaks down sandstone pieces, actually pecans or walnuts. Heat and pressure prepare the magma by melting chocolate chips in a microwave for 45 seconds and then stirring. All roles, including erosion, uplifting, time, ocean, plate tectonics, and crust, have clearly defined tasks. The materials needed for this rocking recipe are inexpensive and easy to find.
How do events, characters, setting, and tone work together to create an engaging short story? Would the impact or theme of a story be different if one of these elements were changed? After reading Mark Twain's slightly screwy "A Ghost Story," groups identify the various components of the tale and then individuals craft an additional paragraph that alters one of the elements of the story. Consider asking readers who are petrified by Twain's version to research the Cardiff Giant and show how actual events are reflected in Twain's tale.