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In this causative learning exercise, students rewrite sentences, fill in the blanks to sentences, and more with sentences in the causative form. Students complete 5 activities.
What is the difference between money and bartering, and how is money valued when considering inflation? Delve into the correlation between these fundamental components of economics with this detailed resource, which consists of reading materials, a worksheet, and great ideas for extension lessons.
New Review GDP: Does It Measure Up?
Here is resource that offers a very clear explanation for how economists measure economic growth by comparing real GDP over time. There is also an additional worksheet that details the expenditure method and four components for calculating GDP.
When should you save and when should you invest? In considering this question, your class members will also learn about such concepts as the time value of money, inflation, compounded interest, and income/growth investments. The resource also outlines an online stock market project in which learners work to make wise stock choices.
New Review Economics Budget Project
Your class members will have the opportunity to practice the valuable skill of constructing a personal budget using real-world resources, such as a car advertisement and grocery list. They will take into consideration monthly and yearly pay, as well as reflect on the experience of balancing costs and income.
New Review Senior Economics/Budget Project
What financial situations and decisions await young learners after they graduate from high school? This project allows class members to glimpse into the types of responsibilities they will have as adults, from considering job opportunities to determining the costs of banking, rent, transportation, utilities, etc.
Eschew obfuscation. Or at the very least, use context to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. Strategies for using context are outlined in a short video that suggests looking for the definition in the sentence, for examples that may help, for synonyms or antonyms, or by substituting other words that keep the sense of the sentence.
Teach your class about finances and have them fill out real or simulated expenses on this sheet. Class members fill in amounts for rent, groceries, loans, car expenses, insurance, utilities, and more in order to determine the total cost of living for a month.
Math whizzes model linear data in a variety of settings that range from the cost of car repairs, to bike jumps, to drug dosages. Learners construct scatterplots, interpret data points, and trends. They figure out and write linear equations that fit the situations. The lesson plan comes with links to activity sheets to be used in class.
Students examine how they use batteries, then read a news article about how cars are being designed to use batteries. In this current events lesson plan, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the new report and participate in a think-pair-share discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Young spenders take a look at the best ways to save and spend money. This type of financial education is lacking in schools, so implementing this instructional activity would be of great value to your students. Things like bank checking account fees, amounts of interest on savings accounts, fees associated with credit cards, and the "cheapest" way to make purchases are all explored. Some excellent activities and worksheets are embedded in this fine plan.
Students discuss their knowledge of payday loans and credit cards. In this Economics lesson, students complete a read an article and Q&A activity in groups, and play a vocabulary bingo game and a quiz game on payday loans. Students review a case study on payday loans and calculate the costs of credit usage. Students write a final chapter for the case study based on their findings as an assessment.
As the saying goes: there are no new stories. Standard 9 for reading literature in the Common Core addresses this fact and requires that young scholars be able to analyze how authors use the themes, stories, and characters of earlier works. Like other lessons from this source, the lesson includes several pairings of texts that can be used to practice this skill with your class. After reviewing a couple sample pairings with your pupils, discussing what aspects they have in common as well as how they differ from one another, individuals can take the included multiple choice quizzes. The questions and discussion prompts do a great job of drawing students' attention to the details of the text and to supporting their analysis.
In this identifying meanings of idioms online/interactive worksheet, students choose idioms to replace the expressions in parentheses in sentences. Students choose 30 answers.
Students explore approximate and exact solutions. In this interdisciplinary lesson, 6th graders will be placed in 'family groups' to create a budget that is subject to random events as chosen from the 'things happen' box. This lesson involves decimal notation, practice of basic math skills, and a discussion on tolerance for poverty.
Students define goods, services, spending and savings and categorize picture cards into corresponding groups. In the goods/services lesson, student listen to the story Money, Money, Honey Bunny! They participate in a picture card game and identify rhyming words within the story, as well as identify the goods/services.
Learners read a story about spending and saving money and talk about the difference between goods and services. In this money lesson plan, students also play a matching game to review the story and practice rhyming words from the story.
Learners explore how to seek redress for a consumer problem. They examine how to fix a consumer problem by calling, visiting or writing letters to a seller of a product.
Third graders read The Tortoise and the Hare and discuss the characters. In this character traits lesson, 3rd graders explore the character traits in the book to find which traits would be helpful for workers in different jobs. Students analyze why some people are better suited for certain jobs.