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Making Do: Learning and Growing Through Adversity
What is it that makes people keep going when they face challenges in life? Ask your class to consider this question in relation to their own experiences and as they read material from The New York Times. Using personal experiences and evidence from the provided articles, pupils come up with their own theories on how people make it through obstacles and compose narrative essays on this topic.
6th - 12th Language Arts 59 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Designed
While this lesson plan includes several nice worksheets to identify and discuss the various limits on government (i.e. a constitution, the rule of law, separation of powers, consent of the governed, etc.), its main value lies in a case study of Alberto Fujimori's rise to power in Peru and rule as an autocrat.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 82 Views 63 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Learning About the Federal Budget: “Get a Pencil, You’re Tackling the Deficit!”
Your class members have been selected by the president to help solve the budget crisis as part of a special deficit commission. After learning about fiscal policy, economic theories, and the federal budget through a detailed PowerPoint presentation, class members will simulate a press conference in which they will recommend cutting or reducing programs and/or increasing taxes.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 33 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding the Mathematics of the Fiscal Cliff
What exactly is the fiscal cliff? What are the effects of changing income tax rates and payroll tax rates? Your learners will begin by reading news articles and examining graphs illustrating the "Bush tax cuts" of 2001 and 2003. They will then research federal income tax rates and create a table of income levels, computing and comparing amounts of tax an individual at different levels would have to pay.
9th - 12th Math 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Business Cycle and Important Economic Measures
Help your class understand the natural cycle of growth and decline in an economy, and the importance of GDP, the unemployment rate, and inflation. Your learners will begin with reading, worksheets, and detailed direct instruction on these topics.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 40 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Five Thousand Dollars!
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 9 Downloads
Introduction to the Income Statement
Making money in a company isn't a straightforward process as scholars discover in this clip on the basic income statement. Sal explains what this is and lays out a scenario showing the various subtractions a company makes from their revenue to get the money actually paid to owners.
15 mins Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Revolutions of 1848
1848 was a hot year for Europe, which endured political tumult and upheaval after years of tension buildup. This presentation details the circumstances surrounding revolutions in France, Austria-Hungary, Romania, Italy, Prussia, and Germany.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 12 Views 57 Downloads
Reading Comprehension 4
Frequent reading practice leads to increased fluency and reading comprehension. Help develop reading skills in your high schoolers with this reading passage and the questions that follow. The answer sheet is incredibly detailed; it highlights where one would find the answer in the text.
8th - 10th Language Arts 68 Views 437 Downloads
High Earners Can Still Struggle
Students 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. Students discuss ways to avoid and get out of debt. Students create a budget of their own finances.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Bailout 11: Why these CDOs could be worth nothing
Differentiating between a $700 billion "blank check" and the acquisition of assets, this video explores the idea that the CDOs purchased by the government could be worth nothing. Sal takes students through the mathematical and economic process of testing this theory, all the way through residential mortgage defaults and foreclosures.
11 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Bailout 8: Systemic Risk
Using several balance sheets, Sal illustrates the connectivity of banks and how one bank failure can affect many. Again, he uses the example of Lehman Brothers as the "catalyst for this chain of events" to explain how one bankrupt bank can result in a series of frozen assets.
12 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
World Habitat Day
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.
5th - 10th Language Arts 6 Views 38 Downloads
French Revolution Storybook Directions
Take learning about the French Revolution in your class to the next level with this engaging project, whereby your young historians will create a storybook that summarizes key events of the period. The resource clearly identifies key terms that must be used in the summary of each event, and a simple diagram to illustrate what a page of the storybook should look like.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Great Inflation: A Historical Overview and Lessons Learned
Your young economists will explore the roots of fears about high inflation by learning the effects of rising prices during the world wars and in particular the Great Inflation of the 1970s.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Deflation: Who Let the Air Out?
Why do decreasing prices (deflation) restrain economic growth, and why is this a real concern? Here you'll find reading materials and a related worksheet that gets right to the heart of this question, using recent events and real statistics as evidence.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Practice Test of Economics
From scarcity and supply and demand to entrepreneurship and the stock market, here you'll find a multiple-choice assessment that includes 34 questions covering all the major concepts of a traditional economics course.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 40 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Haitian Political Crisis: What Role Should the U.S. Play in Foreign Governments?
Students examine the political situation in Haiti. They share their opinions on the role the United States should play in foreign governments. They identify the causes of the turmoil in the country as well.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads