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Give Yourself Some Credit
Eighth graders identify information and skills necessary to transition to high school. They complete a graphic organizer comparing middle school and high school. They discuss earning credits and specific requirements for graduation from high school.
8th English Language Arts
Strategies for Taking Standardized Timed Tests
Tenth graders observe and explore scholarship information. They explore the minimum cut off scores for the scholarship money as well as criteria for specific scholarships. Students discuss their individual score report and observe a PowerPoint presentation.
10th 21st Century Skills
Career Interest Inventory
Students investigate the concept of career planning while developing lifelong goals and plans for the future. They use a variety of activities in order to journal and discuss the plan that is created. The details of the plan is shared with other classmates.
8th - 9th 21st Century Skills
Progressing Towards Graduation
Eleventh graders write a paragraph about what they are going to do after graduating from high school. As a class, they share how they are going to meet their goals and discuss other options other than going to college. To end the lesson, they complete a personal education plan and identify what they need to do now to meet their goals.
11th English Language Arts
After reading a short paragraph about the ways that urban sprawl negatively affects natural environments, learners must write down another detrimental affect of urban sprawl, then give a short explanation of how four machines affect the environment in negative ways.
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
Letter of Introduction to Training Sites
Students brainstorm ways in which to properly introduce themselves to their supervisor. Using a word processing program, they use a business letter format to write their letter and have a classmate review it. They share their letter to end the lesson with their classmates.
11th - 12th 21st Century Skills
The ADA, the Supreme Court, and Self-Advocacy
Students study the role the Supreme Court plays in laws and decisions that affect individuals with disabilities and examine the policies of the American with Disabilities Act. They draw parallels between policies enacted by the ADA and the ways in which these policies affect their everyday lives.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Hire the Best Unit
Learners use the Micron Student Web site to research projected growth by job groups in the United States. They use Micron data to see the impact education has on their earning power. Students use the "Get a Job" student website to help them understand the process of applying for and interviewing for a job.
8th - 11th 21st Century Skills
Mosaic America: Paths To The Present
Seventh graders study the ideologies of life, values, love, peace and struggle of African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans as citizens of the United States. Authors and artists are used as tools to open the eyes of the students and allow them to see the impact and significance of cultures upon the history of the United States.
7th Social Studies & History
Introduction to PowerPoint
Students open Microsoft PowerPoint. Alternately, watch the slide resentation on the Perdue Web site and their desktop version of Microsoft PowerPoint. Students read the Career Handout and complete the Worksheet included. Students use the Worksheet to fill in slides in your presentation.
Higher Ed 21st Century Skills
Why do People Migrate?
Second graders examine the reasons for human migration. In this human migration lesson, 2nd graders make lists of reasons why people migrate. Students view pictures of people who have migrated and discuss why. Then the students watch a video about each person and answer questions.
2nd Social Studies & History
Past and Present Parallels
Students study the Great Depression. In this philanthropy lesson, students compare the Great Depression to the recession of 2008 and 2009. Students explore vocabulary, read excerpts from The Grapes of Wrath, and determine volunteer activities they might be able to carry out.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
How To Get the Job
Ninth graders identify the skills necessary to apply for and obtain employment. They locate job openings in classified ads, create and submit a resume, cover letter, and thank-you letter using word processing software, and participate in a mock job interview.
9th 21st Century Skills
Sub-Cultural Theories Continued: Delinquency as the Consequence of Normal Working
In this delinquency worksheet, students read and complete ten different exercises, including providing examples of theories, matching ideas to theorists, writing about their opinions, and comprehension questions about the article.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History