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Students engage in a lesson plan that is concerned with the establishment of a corporation. They apply accounting principles to different situations in order to make payments on a dividend. Students also investigate the basic accounting cycle.
Students read and discuss the work of the Alaska Native Corporations on the Alaska Native Federation web site. They research other web sites and take notes focusing on the work of the Alaska Native Corporations.
Students compare K-mart, Wal-Mart, and Target, focusing on factors that can make one company more successful than another.
Although mainly review from previous videos, Sal goes further into depth on IPOs and explores reasons companies raise equity and others purchase it. As he describes the assets and equity of a business, note there is an error in his calculations around 2:30 of pre-money and post-money valuation; address this before moving on. Sal reviews investment liquidity and purposes for an IPO, explaining ticker symbols and trading. Like the last video, he details the role of investment banks. Learners investigate reasons people purchase shares in a company, introducing dividends and corporate buyouts.
Although mainly review from previous videos, Sal goes further into depth on IPOs and explores reasons companies raise equity and others purchase it. As he describes the assets and equity of a business, note there is an error in his calculations around 2:30 of pre-money and post-money valuation; address this before moving on. Sal reviews investment liquidity and purposes for an IPO, explaining ticker symbols and trading. Like the last video, he details the role of investment banks. Learners investigate reasons people purchase shares in a company, introducing dividends and corporate buyouts.
Study the impact and possible outcomes of the Exxon-Mobil merger in your language arts, social studies, or economics class. Secondary learners evaluate a series of graphs, write a paragraph interpreting the data, and engage in class discussion of mergers after reading a New York Times article. Excellent material for working with informational texts.
Intended as a follow up to the Protecting Your Drinking Water activity, young environmentalists use their assessment of the a hypothetical town's water supply to debate the installation of underground chemical storage tanks. With the class broken up into five special interest groups, students share their group's thoughts and concerns about the expansion of a local factory as they weigh the pros and cons for the community as a whole. This cross-curricular lesson engages young adults in the real-world struggle between environmentalists, government officials, business executives, and average citizens.
Examine economic policies put into place during the Reagan administration. Pupils read an informational passage about the 1980s and the impact of the economic policies. They then respond to seven questions about the text. Consider assigning an additional reading task or requiring learners to mark the text to increase engagement in the reading.
Elementary schoolers use the Internet in order to explore topics related to the human body and its systems. An impressive, 15-page lesson plan that should leave your charges with a much better understanding of the human body and how its systems interact with each other. All of the websites necessary to implement the learning activities are present, and the instructions are clearly laid out. Terrific!
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" is a question every kid has to answer quite often. Here is a lesson that will allow them to do some thinking about that very topic, and to learn about some professions they might consider trying. Groups of pupils are assigned a career. They must research that career, and come up with a presentation on it and deliver it to the class. There are 10 careers listed that they can choose from. Research is on the Internet. Great idea!
Going into more detail about the potential weaknesses of fractional reserve banking, this video introduces some of the ways that the economy has been engineered to fix these issues, such as the "lender of last resort" and insurance from the FDIC. Sal explores the value and effects of each solution in the context of a modern economy - including what happens in a banking crisis.
Students explore the emerging budget flight industry and the resulting increased competition among airlines. They compare a budget airline with a legacy carrier in terms of cost, corporate profile, flight statistics, amenities, and convenience.
A pension fund would like to loan money to a company, but the company's bond rating isn't high enough. Sal discusses the private entities issuing ratings and credit default swaps, nicely illustrating the way a higher-rated company can insure a loan to allow the pension fund to loan money safely. He converts percentages to basis points and discusses the dangers of a company like AIG insuring more money than it's worth.
The descriptions of assets and equity that are used to support loans will help understanding of the complex securities system. The strategies of investments by banks are explained, along with how loans are traded.
Sal's hypothetical company is selling socks online, and he must write a business plan. He discusses the basics of a start-up and assets development in a new corporation. Learners see through the case study how shareholders divide ownership, the formula to calculate assets, and the meaning of equity. Sal explains the venture capital world, focusing on angel investors and pre/post-money valuation. Through this example he is able to demonstrate a stock dilution and explains the logic behind this phenomenon.
Not really just a lesson plan, but a series of activities, reading handouts, and teacher's guidelines for conducting a class mini unit on the battery. Physical scientists focus on the history of the cell battery, experiment with battery-powered circuits, and examine the benefits of using rechargeable versions such as the nickel-cadmium cell. This is a comprehensive package that you will appreciate having available for your upper-elementary and middle school science classes.
The phrase, "You sold out" has been thrown around among musicians that have lent their talents to the corporate world. Here, the class engages in an interesting discussion on how musicians make a living and the influence of commercialism and marketing in today's society. They then research how musicians lived in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and come back to discuss how the music business has changed.
Students examine children's rights and how laws can affect their education and daily life. Through the investigation of various cases, they assess how the best interests of children are either upheld or ignored and how the Constitution includes children's rights as well as those of adults.
Explore Japanese society and national identity. Class members share ideas about the Japanese economy and then investigate a series of resources, including an article, a film, a lecture, and a poem, to learn about Japan's Bubble Economy and the Lost Decade. Wrap up the lesson with a discussion about social, economic, and international consquences.
Students articulate the ways in which they use the Internet and envision and propose new uses for the Internet. They examine one teenager's vision and expression of teen culture and individual personality online by reading and discussing "Stardom's Lure: Teenage Webmaster With Adult Ambitions." Finally, they list various elements of Web sites and develop ideas for their own teen Web site.

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