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Students explore budgeting myths. In this personal finance lesson plan, students complete a series of activities that help them recognize the pros and cons of credit. Students also discover the process for obtaining loans. This lesson plan includes several worksheets and supplementary materials.
Students examine the challenges a single teenage parent faces. In groups, they research ways to positively cope with an unplanned pregnancy and design their own layette for their new baby. As a class, they discuss what it means to be responsible and role-play in different scenarios. To end the instructional activity, they write down their goals, not only for themselves, but also for their baby.
High schoolers analyze primary documents and maps to discover details about American isolationism. In this Washington presidency lesson, students use the provided document analysis sheet to examine letters and speeches written by the president to address foreign and domestic issue he dealt with.
Students investigate British Society in the 19th century by examining Victorian style homes. For this world history lesson, students observe photographs of both rich and poor Victorian homes and discuss the main differences between the two. Students examine census records of their own homes while comparing them to old Victorian homes.
Students study homelessness and the associated vocabulary. In this homelessness instructional activity, students work with a classmate to determine the definitions of words that are associated with homelessness. They attempt to define the words and then use a variety of resources to find the actual definitions. They complete a word search puzzle using the words.
Students explore economics by participating in a role-play activity. In this consumerism instructional activity, 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.
Fifth graders search a newspaper to find numbers which they will put in order. In this ordering decimal numbers lesson, 5th graders will search the newspaper, cut out ads, and glue the ads onto a worksheet in the correct order. Students will then calculate the average of the decimals represented in grocery, car, and house prices.
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. Students write a reflection about their findings and make a circle graph of their expenses.
Twelfth graders compare and contrast their culture to another culture. Through class discussions, and internet research, learners explore charitable organizations, their services and the impact the organization has had on society. They simulate a family situation and how these organizations can assist the family in solving their problem. Individually, 12th graders complete a writing assignment explaining their findings.
Students create a monthly budget, showing income earned from an imaginary job versus estimated monthly expenses. Students encounter unexpected monthly expenses and must adjust their budget to compensate for those expenses. Students write a report evaluating the activity and what they learned about making ends meet.