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Students define and discuss concepts of income and expense, figure out monthly take home pay, keep track of their spending for one month, identify at least ten categories of expenses, and develop budgets to prevent falling into debt.
In this factual text worksheet, 6th graders read through several want ads and then answer the detailed questions that follow to check their reading comprehension skills.
Young scholars explore methods to balance their work responsibilities with other family obligations. Using the Internet, they explore and study the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993. As a class, students discuss topics such as funeral leave and options to consider when juggling work and caring for a family member.
In this algebra worksheet, students read story problems, write equations from given information, and solve for the unknown. Two examples, with basic steps are provided. This four-page worksheet contains six multi-step problems.
Students calculate what it means to live in poverty. In this poverty lesson, students access the Poverty USA website and determine what it will cost for a family of 4 to pay for housing, utilities, transportation, food, health care, and child care.
Students discuss healthy eating habits whic include fruits, vegetables and whole grains then complete revising menu actitity. They plan a one week cycle menu that meets USDA requirements for child care programs which limits juice, includes whole grains and includes fruit or vegetables for a snack.
Students participate in a market research survey either verbally or written and then tally the results on a worksheet. They examine marketing strategies while producing a hand-sewn puppet. They identify the four P's (product, place,price,promotion) of marketing and incorporate them in an advertising poster.
Young scholars discuss autumn. In this language arts lesson, students discuss words that are associated with the season of autumn. Young scholars read books about autumn.
Students participate in an overview of a course introducing early childhood education outlining the state guidelines for Utah. Topics covered include developmentally appropriate practice, developmental theories, and children's developmental stages. In a class discussion, students determine the differences between child age groups.
Students explain the benefits of breastfeeding. In this adult health lesson, students demonstrate the proper way to breastfeed an infant. They describe concerns about nipple confusion in the hospital and how to deal with it.
Students analyze ways to assess children's learning and development using a variety of strategies. They will prepare for this through making their own file folder game to assess children's development in the future, as directed by the teacher.
What would your class members say to the opportunity to take two years off of school between grades 10 and 11? Examine the economic concepts of costs, benefits, and unintended consequences with this unique and engaging approach.
A short, eight-slide show inspires viewers to read to preschoolers. The benefits of reading to children are listed, including the four areas of development affected. Tips for choosing quality literature for this age group are also presented. This would be a nice topic to include in a childcare elective or early childhood development class.

New Review Bella Abzug

Discover the life of Bella Abzug, a lifelong activist in the United States for human rights, women's rights, and the environment. This summary of Abzug's life can be assigned for homework or as an in-class reading activity, and followed up with disucussion or further research. 
Practice parenthood with this baby simulator. Feed, bathe, diaper, and entertain a three-month old virtual baby for two days. Make sure to keep up the food, energy, and comfort levels.
Explore housing rights. After a brainstorming activity and a brief explanation of the right to housing, learners complete either one of or both of the included crossword puzzles. Class members read a fact sheet about the right to housing and discuss those facts as well as the results of the puzzles.
What is peace and what does it mean to our society? To understand why peace is celebrated and what character traits or concepts relate to the action of peace, learners engage in a discussion, story time, and a craft project. The lesson idea can be fitting for any holiday that promotes peace and unity, including: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Harmony Day, Unity Day, or Peace Day. Along with the main craft, which is a unity wreath, links to other crafts and book titles are included. 
Students create a genealogy book tracing their heritage many generations back. They examine their own ethnicity, attitudes, and self-awareness. They examine new American trends regarding family structure and ethnicity.
Students describe how to build a snowman and sequence pictures showing order of construction and describing what happen to snow when exposed to warmth. They arrange snowballs in correct order according to size.
Young scholars reflect on the lives of older people they know, then research and debate the key issues surrounding scientific experimentation in anti-aging. They write a short story that reflects their own philosophical beliefs on aging and longevity.

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