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Students investigate he concept of consumer credit by explaining the benefits of using credit. The costs of their use is discussed in the lesson and the criteria that is used in order to establish credit. They work in cooperative groups in order to complete the credit card fact sheet.
Learners explore commercial space exploration. In this space instructional activity, students research NASA's proposal to utilize private companies for their space missions. Learners view video segments on NASA public -private space flight partnerships, then present a sales pitch to the class, as if they were a commercial company. This instructional activity includes many interesting resources.
Students research the HPV vaccine and discover what it is supposed to do. In gropus, they consult with doctors and local health officials to discover the possible side effects of the vaccine and presents their findings to the class. They develop a campaign to inform others about the pros and cons of requiring this type of vaccine.
Students examine the role of local government. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students investigate a scenario regarding Dune Road that has been rebuilt following several hurricanes and storms that have destroyed it. Students examine the opinions of taxpayers for and against rebuilding the road.