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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.
3rd - 5th English Language Development 24 Views 132 Downloads
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.
11th - 12th English Language Development 3 Views 12 Downloads
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.
All All 11 Views 24 Downloads
"Reality Math: Fact or Fiction"
Students investigate the use of math in everyday life. They investigate several occupations and pay scales. They complete spreadsheets that show how monthly bills can be organized using technology. They use word processing software to organize their thoughts and complete the final project about consumer economics.
6th - 8th Math 17 Views 76 Downloads
Personal Financial Literacy: Using Credit Wisely
What is credit, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of using it for purchases? Your class members will learn about different types of loans, such as student and mortgage, how interest factors into credit use, credit reports, and ultimately how to be savvier shoppers.
10th - 12th Math 20 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
1st Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Getting Help: Food Stamps and Nutrition Programs
Here is another lesson regarding the law. This time, the laws that dictate eligibility for food stamps is the focus. After an initial discussion about the basics of the laws, learners do a case study of a family who is applying for food stamps.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 11 Downloads
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.
4th - 9th Social Studies & History 13 Views 52 Downloads
Students explore financial planning. In this financial plan lesson plan, 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 36 Downloads
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.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 40 Downloads
Meet Kit: An American Girl
Students explore economics by participating in a role-play activity. For this consumerism lesson, students identify the Great Depression, the cause of the financial collapse and the devastation it caused people their own age. Students complete several worksheets about the era and role-play as a young girl who lived during the time.
3rd - 5th Math 11 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Using the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to Examine Issues of Discrimination
Students consider how discrimination hampers individual rights. In this diversity lesson, analyze the "Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms." Students then explore provided case studies and use the charter to aid them in classroom debates about discrimination.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 43 Downloads
To Dorm or Not To Dorm
For some of our students, college is right around the corner. Provide a bit of thoughtful information to help them (and their families) decide if dorm life is right for them. Included here are a list of pros and cons for living both on and off campus, as well as a break down of typical monthly living expenses to use for comparison.
11th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 2 Downloads
Budgeting - It's for Everyone
Budgeting, personal finance, and real life math skills are all addressed in this financial literacy lesson. Your class watches "Money Smarts" then participate in classroom activities that require them to make budgets based on the information provided to them.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 46 Views 302 Downloads
What is a Neighborhood?
Young scholars define the characteristics of a neighborhood. In this neighborhood exploration lesson, students observe their surroundings and identify the components of a neighborhood. Young scholars learn about the role of Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization, and interview a neighborhood representative.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Students determine their cost of living. In this determining their cost of living lesson, students think of ten necessary things they would need if they moved out of their parents house. Students research the cost of renting an apartment, utilities, groceries, care insurance, and other expenses.
9th - 11th Math 4 Views 27 Downloads