College Life Teacher Resources
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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 lesson 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 47 Views 103 Downloads
Interview a College Graduate
What better way to work on research skills while gaining an understanding of college life, than conducting an interview? High Schoolers interview a college graduate, document their findings, and use the information to write an essay on the topic of college life.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 14 Downloads
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 24 Views 63 Downloads
Hollywood and Higher Learning
Pupils watch a varietry of films showing college life. In groups, they take different scenerios from the films and determine how they would have reacted. As a class, they discuss more in depth the issues they might face in college. To end the lesson, they research the life and works of Spike Lee and John Singleton.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
The Life and Times of a First Generation College Student
What is it like to be the first person in your family to attend a four-year college? Learners interview a first-generation college student and write a biographical essay. They read a case study, develop interview questions, conduct an interview, then use gathered information to write their papers.
9th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 41 Downloads
To Dorm or Not To Dorm
For some of our students, college is right around the corner. Provide a bit of thoughtful information to help them (and their families) decide if dorm life is right for them. Included here are a list of pros and cons for living both on and off campus, as well as a break down of typical monthly living expenses to use for comparison.
11th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 2 Downloads
Big Branding on Campus: Reading Informational Text
This New York Times "Learning Network" activity poses 11 questions on an article and video about commercial branding and marketing on college campuses. The related article, "On the Market: Thinking Critically About Advertising", is available through a link to The New York Time website.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 121 Downloads
What Role did the Movies Play in Forming a New Generation of Youth After WWI?
Class members examine a series of primary and secondary source materials to try and ascertain the role films played in forming “a new generation of youth after World War I.” Individuals are assigned one of three documents to examine, form expert groups to share their findings, and then participate in jigsaw discussions.
9th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Keep the Currency
Each day, people throw currency away in different ways because of a lack of financial knowledge. Introduce your learners to the importance of financial literacy and assess their understanding of banking and personal finance.
10th - 12th Math 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students identify and define the various types of credit cards and credit card offers. In this credit cards lesson, students identify the pros and cons of managing a credit card account. Students locate information on the Federal Reserves Web site and use the information to answer the worksheet included.
7th - 12th Math 23 Views 194 Downloads
Savers & Borrowers: Financial Markets in the United States
Investigate the current financial market and have your class explore savings, borrowing, financial markets, mutual funds, and the stock market. This four-part instructional activity is designed to help students become knowledgeable and informed consumers.
10th - 12th Math 11 Views 142 Downloads
Federal Reserve's Monetary Policy
Twelfth graders identify and define in writing, various economic terms by conducting a Web search. In this macroeconomics lesson, 12th graders explain the development process and purpose of the Federal Reserve's Beige Book by conducting a search and completing a question sheet.
12th Math 4 Views 38 Downloads
Using Blood Tests to Identify Babies and Criminals
A thorough commentary on blood type is presented in this handout. Antigens and antibodies are defined. Punnett squares and a pedigree chart help to clarify. Human biology or genetics learners then apply their knowledge to two situations: two newborn baby girls being possibly switched in the hospital and a crime scene investigation.
9th - 12th Science 80 Views 129 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 28 Views 51 Downloads
Identical Twins, Identical Fates?
Can different personal experiences affect our genes? Find out in an intriguing case study about one twin who is diagnosed with mental illness and her identical twin who fears she may suffer the same fate. Designed for college-level biology or genetics, the first few pages could definitely be used in a regular high school biology class while examining heredity.
9th - Higher Ed Science 8 Views 14 Downloads
Lost and Found
Students investigate why it's important to be honest and make good choices. In this character lesson, students dicuss what a child should do if they find money that does not belong to them. Students make a bulletin board of masks that show the feelings and emotions of the character.
1st - 6th Health 18 Views 63 Downloads
A Mason-Dixon Memory
Learners access prior knowledge of vocabulary associated with racial prejudice. In this racial prejudice lesson, students read and then discuss questions about prejudice. Learners create a memorial plaque showing how they want to be remembered.
5th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 17 Downloads
Kids These Days!
Students create a scrapbook of college student life during the 1960's using digital archives and Internet research. They read and discuss the article "What's the Matter With College?" and then compare college experience of today with that of the 1960's.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads