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Middle schoolers 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.
Students explore homelessness. In this speaking, listening, and critical thinking activity, students listen to and discuss 3 scenarios in which families from urban, rural, and suburban communities became homeless due to different circumstances. Students answer questions concerning the causes and consequences of homelessness, as well as possible solutions for their situation.
In this homelessness teaching guide, 4th graders focus on the meaning of the word "home" as well as those that are homeless. Students complete 2 activities and answer 4 short answer questions giving opinions and statements regarding what they have read and learned.
In this economics worksheet, students respond to 10 true or false, 10 multiple choice, and 3 short answer questions about supply and demand.
Students investigate data on how one's level of education effects earning potential. They define the associated vocabulary.
Fourth graders discover how to budget in order to live in today's world. Allocating their resources is of prime importance in the monthly budget. They utilize a worksheet imbedded in this plan to figure out their monthly budget.
Students discuss types of housing, cost, location and terminology used in classified ads. They write a paragraph describing their image of the ideal home then exchange papers and edit each other's work.
Students practice using new vocabulary associated with managing a family. They practice using certain words when looking for an apartment. They complete a worksheet to end the lesson.
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.
Students read, fill out worksheets, and use familiar items to create an understanding of how to survive on minimum wage. In this minimum wage lesson plan, students learn about percentages and budgets.
Examine three speeches while teaching Aristotle's appeals. Over the course of three days, class members will fill out a graphic organizer about ethos, pathos, and logos, complete an anticipatory guide, read speeches by Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy, and George Wallace with small groups, share their findings using the jigsaw strategy, and wrap up with a poster project and individual writing. Materials, ideas for differentiation, and routines are included in this strong, collaborative, and focused Common Core designed lesson.
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. Groups of pupils work together to determine if this family is, indeed, eligible. A good, real-life lesson for high schoolers to engage in.
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. After seeing those figures dormitory life might start to look a little more appealing!
Students determine monthly earnings based on a weekly salary. They make spending decisions based on available income and observe how post high school education affects income.
The passive voice was mastered by Spanish learners. Your class members can find out all about how to create the passive voice in Spanish using ser, past participles, por, and the impersonal se. Examples are provided for each situation.
Learners explore and investigate multiple aspects of citizenship and democracy in a sequence of lessons that involve thoughtful discussin and participation to assist in gaining a better perspective of what citizenship and domocracy is, and for whom.
Second graders read The Piano and become familiar with racial discrimination. In this racial discrimination book lesson, 2nd graders answer comprehension question to focus on the importance of the book. Students discuss the reader's purpose in this story. Students discuss the main character's love of music. Students write a response to literature.
Learners read a fact sheet about homelessness in the U.S. and Texas. In this homelessness awareness lesson, students design a budget based on minimum wage earnings and evaluate how basic needs can be met. Learners discuss and write about the challenges faced by low-income earners and optionally participate in community service to assist the homeless.
Students examine and discuss current social and economic conditions in Russia. They read a story, apply the five themes of geography to Russia, analyze maps, complete a Venn diagram, and write journal responses.
In this identifying meanings of idioms online/interactive learning exercise, students choose idioms to replace the expressions in parentheses in sentences. Students choose 30 answers.