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Class of 2000 - Student Loans
Students determine how they will finance their postsecondary education. In this student loan instructional activity, students create spreadsheets that help them budget their first year of college. Students identify methods to fund the budgets and discuss the terms of student loans.
Requirements of Entrepreneurial Career
Students evaluate types of entrepreneurial careers. In this careers lesson, students select an entrepreneurial career and identify the managerial concerns of the business. Students explore the importance of planning when starting a new business.
Vocabulary Quiz: Word Meaning
In this vocabulary activity, 5th graders choose the correct word to complete 8 sentences, with immediate online feedback.
English: Level C Lesson 109
In this English language vocabulary worksheet, learners select words or phrases from 4 possible answers to complete a sentence. The 15 sentences have varied structures with unusual topics and sometimes advanced vocabulary. The user can select to reveal the answers
Communities in Transition
Students examine the communities in transition in New Haven, Connecticut. In groups, they create a timeline of the important events of Newhallville and research the city's industries and immigrant populations. They compare and contrast the problems in the town from today and in the past. To end the lesson plan, they discover how various immigrants and cultures influenced the town.
Students research homelessness. In this current events lesson, students view a presentation about homelessness and discuss the different types of homelessness that can be found in communities. Students discuss the impact of homelessness and causes of homelessness.
Fortunes and Wealth
Learners work together to examine how Americans acquired their fortunes. They compare and constrast the different levels of wealth. They discuss the power that wealth can bring as well.
"Approaching Walden: From Emerson to Thoreau"
Students examine selected local leaves in greater detail in the classroom by using more analytical drawing techniques. They use Thoreau's drawing of a Scarlett Oak as their model. Students choose a leave from a box of leaves removed from trees around Arlington High School grounds.
A Case Study: Gross Domestic Product - May 2001
Students examine the Gross Domestic Product of past decades. After reading a case study, they identify the factors that make the GDP rise or fall. They review data on past recessions and how to reduce their frequency. They answer questions and discuss their answers to end the lesson plan.
A Case Study: Gross Domestic Product - October 2001
Young scholars examine the Gross Domestic Product during the third quarter of 2001. Using the data, they develop possible reasons on why it decreased during that time. They discuss why changes in the GDP are important to the economy. They answer questions and discuss them as a class.
14th Century Prague: An Approach Using Literature in the Junior High Classroom
Pupils investigate the concept of feudalism. The 14th century in the country of Czechoslovakia is used to create a context for coming up with a definition. They use a variety of resources to stimulate thinking that is to be observed during activities and discussion by the teacher for assessment.
he Four Freedoms: Myth or Reality?
Students explore the plight of African Americans and Japanese Americans during World War II. From analyzing video-taped interviews and reading historical narratives, students explore determine if the four freedoms apply to racial minorities living in the United States during this time. Students write a summary of their findings.