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Ana Finds an Apartment
Because of the topic of this reading comprehension and vocabulary activity, it would probably be best used with adults in an ESL class. The 10 question reading activity, which focuses on vocabulary involving renting an apartment, could also be used with upper elementary and older students as a reading comprehension activity.
Buying vs. Renting
Buy a house most high schoolers can't even drive! Your're never to young to start thinking about the future or to put economic and financial reasoning skills to work. Learners explore factors that they need to consider when buying or renting a house. They visit web sites, complete activities, and determine the money needed to live the life they want.
Who Knows What Inefficiencies Lurk in the Hearts of Rent Controlled Housing Markets? The Shadow Market Knows!
The shadow market, sounds suspicious. To determine what the shadow market is and how the absence or presence of rent-controlled units impacts the cost of housing, learners plot data on bar charts. This is a full and complete lesson, well thought through, and worth a click of the mouse.
College Bound: Moving Out!
Here's a real life research project that should get those upper graders excited! They conduct research into everything they'll need to know before moving out on their own. They compare university tuition, housing, textbooks, living arrangements, leases, credit card offers, and financial aid packages. This lesson is top-notch, and it offers essay tips, financial aid links, and motivational speech links.
Student Assessment (Census Form)
In this census instructional activity, learners analyze the front page of the 2010 Census form. Students answer 4 essay questions about the purpose of the U.S. Census and how to fill out the form.
My Living Arrangements
Learners identify various housing options, focusing on rental vs. purchase and short vs. long term. With a partner, students discuss their housing situation. Once their discussion is complete, learners write a brief paragraph weighing the pros and cons of their housing situation.
Reading For Rent Advertisement
Students examine an advertisement. In this language arts lesson, students use the for rent advertisements to select an apartment that meets their needs.
The Politics of Gender in The House on Mango Street
Young scholars read and discuss the book, The House On Mango Street. They debate the concept of marriage, discuss the characters, and analyze key concepts of the book.
House on Mango Street: Self Definition and Identity
Students analyze House on Mango Street. In this House on Mango Street instructional activity, students complete a pre-reading activity for vignettes from the story. Students follow with lessons about self definition and identity, friendships, neighborhoods, and homes, and freedom and entrapment.
Dream a Little Dream: My Future
What will the future hold? How can I make my dreams come true? Since learners don't have fairy god mothers, they'll need to develop strong goal-oriented plans. They concoct ideas of their dream life, determine the type of income needed to have that life, then consider the careers and education they'll have to pursue to make their dreams come true.
What Makes The Good Life
What makes a good life? What makes life hard? Get your class thinking about the global picture with this extensive packet. They read quotes from around the world, analyze statistical data from every continent, then read and answer critical thinking questions related to household income and basic human needs. An economic and social break-down of the needs of five different families from around the world is included.
The Growth of the Suburbs - and the Racial Wealth Gap
This lesson explores structural racism by revealing the important role that family wealth plays in shaping life chances how opportunities to accumulate wealth have been racialized, and the roots and consequences of the current race-based wealth gap.
Fair Housing and Diversity
Students study the civil rights law of the fair housing act and reinforce learning by playing different intriguing games like Minority Monopoly, which teach diversity adn equality.
Factors To Consider When Looking For Housing
Students discuss their housing options and factors which affect housing costs. Using the newspaper as a resource, students compare and contrast the prices of housing options. Working with partners, students compare and contrast their housing situations. This activity is intended for students acquiring English.
Value of Education: Education and Earning Power
Students explore the concept a higher education yields higher earnings. Throughout the class, students visit six workstations and examine occupations, education, salaries, spending, banking, and taxes. As students rotate through the stations, they simulate life: earning money, paying bills, finding housing, transportation, and creating a budget. Students discuss how they felt about settling for less than they wanted or having enough with some left over.
Students explore financial planning. In this financial plan lesson, students read real-world problems from a current newspaper. They discuss methods for paying off debt, consolidating debt, computing net worth, and increasing cash flow. After research and discussion, students participate in a real-life simulation and determine the best way to handle the financial dilemma.
Architecture: Homes All Around
Students listen to a book, "This is My House" and sing a song to the tune of Home on the Range. They use the internet to view examples of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture. Students take pictures of architectural details of their homes or communities and use these as a basis for a writing assignment.
Some Houses Are Made of Straw, Wood, or Brick: But... This House is Made of Mud...
First graders read and discuss several stories. They share information about different types of shelter around the world. They explain that lifestyles and shelter depend very much on where people live and how they use the resources available to them.
Reading Comprehension: "The Rent Man"
English language learners build their reading comprehension with this passage and its accompanying questions. Before they read the selection, read the questions aloud. Then, as they read, have them mark the text. Twelve multiple-choice questions focus on reading comprehension.
Guided Reading: The Westing Game
Learners are guided through a reading of The Westing Game. For this guided reading lesson, students study the vocabulary found in the book and practice reading strategies while reading this book with the teacher.