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New Review The Electoral College
Is the Electoral College the best method of electing the president of the United States? Your young historians will write a persuasive essay discussing the historical perspective of the college, pros and cons, and a final argument for or against the system.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
What is a digital footprint and how is it related to college admissions? Start out by defining and discussing the term, supporting the conversation with a video about what a positive digital footprint looks like. Next, invite small groups to role play and pretend they are college admissions panels choosing between two high school seniors.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Is a College Cap and Gown a Financial Ball and Chain?
What is the value of a bachelor's degree, and how does this compare to the costs of attending college? Answer this question using an excellent article that includes recent data and a list of additional links and resources, as well as a well-designed related worksheet.
9th - 12th Math 15 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
College or Bust?
Based on a New York Times article, "The College Drop-Out Boom," participants in a fishbowl discussion formulate and express opinions about the correlation between level of education, career options, and economic mobility. Ample procedural details and discussion questions are provided in this resource from the Learning Network.
6th - 12th Language Arts 42 Views 445 Downloads
The Rising Cost of College: Tuition, Financial Aid, and Price Discrimination
Are average college tuition and fees really rising in the United States? Here is a fascinating take on the rising cost of college tuition and how price discrimination may explain what is often seen as an insurmountable cost for higher education.
9th - 12th Math 9 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Kids 2 College: College Visit Planning Guide
With questionnaires, check lists, and supplemental activities, this guide has it all. Intended to expose high schoolers to the wonders of college life, teachers are prompted to have learners visit a college campus. And, this 20-page visiting guide will make it easy.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills 32 Views 69 Downloads
Funding Your College Education
Most of the kids in your senior class really want to go to college, but some of them have no idea of how they're going to pay for it. Cover the basics regarding college funding. Information includes types of college options, types of funding options, scholarships, FAFSA, grants and loans.
11th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 30 Views 66 Downloads
College or Bust
Choosing which college or university to attend after high school is a huge decision. Prepare your upper classmen with a research-based instructional activity which has them comparing various educational options. There are four unique activities for comparing colleges, tuition, ranking, and considering a potential major.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 57 Views 113 Downloads
The Electoral College Activities
Turn your students into informed voters with this series of worksheets about the Electoral College. Activities range from vocabulary review, studying a map of Electoral votes, answering questions about an (included) article, and brainstorming a persuasive essay about the popular vote versus the Electoral College.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 28 Views 339 Downloads
How to Make a College Plan
Log on and create learner accounts on the Big Future website, then let the lesson begin! Pupils log onto the website to explore college options. They use the tools provided to create a step-by-step college plan. This will help relieve pre-college jitters while making a college education more accessible.
8th - 12th 21st Century Skills 60 Views 98 Downloads
The Electoral Process
From a candidate's first declaration of intention to become president, through nominations and the campaign trail, and finally to election day, your class members will gain a general understanding of what it takes for an individual to reach the executive office of the United States government.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
All About Aid
Begin this lesson by estimating the cost of a college education and comparing it to actual data. After reading an article, high school seniors discuss the processes of the college loan corporations. They listen to a lecture about how to wade through all of the information and work together to create a brochure to help other students.
6th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 68 Downloads
Preparing for College: A Guide for Families
You don't come across resources like this one very often. It is a tool for you to use with parents and guardians of learners in grades 6-12. It provides a complete outline for a 27-slide presentation geared at helping guardians coach their children in preparing for college.
7th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 35 Views 64 Downloads
What Type of Students do Colleges Want?
What do college admissions teams look at when deciding who get's in and who doesn't? The class considers the types of classroom and extra curricular activities they participate in and how those might improve their chances at getting into a good school.
11th - 12th 21st Century Skills 20 Views 42 Downloads
Virtual College Scavenger Hunt
It's always great to take learners to a real college campus for a visit. However, that's not always possible given time and money constraints. Take them on a virtual tour instead. Pupils discuss the four types of colleges they will encounter, then visit websites that offer virtual college tours.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 16 Views 34 Downloads
Mock College Admissions
Ease the fear related to the college admissions process by setting up a mock admissions panel. Kids write mock admissions essays and fill out mock entrance requirements packets to send into a mock admissions panel. They get into small groups and will each act as the admissions panel to the other groups.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills 23 Views 34 Downloads
College Planning for Hight School Freshmen
High school Freshmen discuss what they can do now to prepare for a college. They take an interest survey, identify possible career opportunities, then compare these to their results from the Jung Typology Test. They review college entrance exams, develop a career plan, customize a college roadmap, and create a college portfolio.
9th 21st Century Skills 33 Views 56 Downloads
Factors in a Successful College Experience
How does community or cultural identity influence the decisions to attend or graduate from college? Clips from the documentary Up Heartbreak Hill, introduce class members to the issues two Native American seniors face as they consider post-high school plans.
9th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The United States Electoral College can be a confusing concept for young learners at first glance; however, this instructional video will help clear up that confusion with a clear explanation of how electors are allocated and the methodology behind winner-take-all.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable