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Students examine the impact of the Asian financial crisis of 1998. In this global studies lesson plan, students participate in a simulation that allows them to investigate the implications of the 1998 Asian financial crisis on the Korean American community in Philedelphia. Students compose essays based on their findings.
Learners explore the background and vocabulary that makes up the financial crisis glossary. In this economics lesson, students are able to understand the current crisis that our economy is in by reading current events, having group discussions on findings and writing about the affects the economy has on them personally.
This is a solid introduction to the European Union and the debt crisis of the late 2000s through 2012. Class members watch a PowerPoint, take notes, read passages, answer questions, and work in groups to write a fable that illustrates a lesson about the financial crisis. This resource provides excellent handouts, with clear instructions for the fable as well as a rubric.
Students react to the current financial crisis. In this community building lesson, students are given the opportunity to voice their thoughts and feelings on the current financial crisis in the safety of a classroom meeting.
Students examine Wall Street Reform. In this current events lesson, students read the provided articles "Why a Financial Crisis?," "Deception and Leadership Failure=Boom, Bubble, Burst," and "How Can a Future Financial Crisis be Prevented?" Students respond to discussion questions that accompany the articles.
Introducing the circumstance surrounding the 2008 bailout and financial crisis, Sal uses a simplified analogy to help students to see the heart of the matter. He covers the importance of credit and credit scores, as well as what happens when one's liabilities are larger than one's assets.
Students study the causes of electricity shortage in California in 2000-2001. In this social studies lesson, students evaluate the effect of the deregulation process. They discuss the actions taken by the government to solve the crisis.
Learners take a closer look at the global economic crisis of 2008. In this global issues activity, students analyze political cartoons related to the crisis that struck several nations. Learners discuss their impressions of the crisis.
Students explore the concept of financial planning for a catastrophe. In this financial planning lesson, students discuss the devastation that Hurricane Katrina wrought on the Gulf Coast. Students create budgets to plan for a catastrophe. Students discuss and compare insurance rates.
Debt is a topic that affects everybody: the community, the nation, and the entire globe. Kids take charge of debt by designing a project that informs those in their community about good financial choices, keeps personal debt low, and advocates ways to get out of debt. Web links, cross-curricular extensions, and targeted vocabulary make this a great lesson!
Students listen to and watch a presentation by Julie Stackhouse on the 2010 financial crisis in the United States. In this economics activity, students engage in a presentation which is designed to be listened to by High School classes.
Middle schoolers survey the first decade in 2000. In this instructional activity, students read an article that highlights the beginning of the 2000 time era, then complete numerous activities that reinforce the reading, such as a vocabulary assignment, class discussion, a quiz, sentence starters and preparing a presentation.
Students participate in a financial project and identify the three c's of credit.  In this credit card lesson, students define and understand how to use credit wisely.  Students become familiar with banking terms and types of credit.  Students read a skit about the Catastrophe clan who take on a dishonest credit lender. Students answer questions about credit and banking. Students write about the results of the poor use of credit.
The speaker in this lecture takes the viewer on a journey through the world of modern finance, from the era of Rockefeller and Vanderbilt to the 2008 financial crisis. Exploring the presence of the American government in the economy, this lecture ponders the need for regulation or de-regulation throughout the presidencies of the 20th Century in the United States. Students will have a stronger grasp of both the beginnings of the American economy and the implications on our society today.
Research and connect America's current economic downturn with the 1929 Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression.
In this World Habitat Day lesson plan, students complete activities such as reading a passage, matching phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice, unscramble the words, sequencing, unscramble the sentences, write questions, take a survey, and writing. Students complete 12 activities for World Habitat Day.
In this language skills worksheet, students read an article about World Fair Trade Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, 1 graphic organizer question, and 1 essay question regarding the content of the article.
Young scholars explore the concept of financial trouble. In this financial trouble lesson, students read an article about people who earn large salaries, but still have financial trouble. Young scholars discuss ways to avoid and get out of debt. Students create a budget of their own finances.
Ninth graders examine the reigns of the absolute monarchs and the monetary crisis of the French government.
The dynamics between the economies and politics of the United States and the Middle East are here to study. Upper graders read and discuss scenarios relating to OPEC and the current oil crisis, then in small groups role-play members of Congress. Teams identify solutions for addressing their concerns, and create a presentation.

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