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Young scholars examine the impact of the Asian financial crisis of 1998. In this global studies instructional activity, 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. Young scholars compose essays based on their findings.
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 examine Wall Street Reform. In this current events lesson plan, 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.
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!
Learners explore the concept of financial planning for a catastrophe. For this financial planning lesson, students discuss the devastation that Hurricane Katrina wrought on the Gulf Coast. Learners create budgets to plan for a catastrophe. Students discuss and compare insurance rates.
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.
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.
ï»¿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.
Political cartoons are interesting and motivating, and they provide a great opportunity for critical informational analysis. This resource includes background information on the current credit crisis, a political cartoon, and three in-depth analysis questions. Appropriate for grades 11 and 12.
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.
How does consumerism affect global poverty? Upper graders find out about cost benefit, wants and needs, and making good consumer choices as they explore this global topic. They role-play an impulse spending experience and work through the process of making a wise choice about buying an expensive item. This includes cross-curricular extension activities.