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Students explore budgeting myths. In this personal finance instructional activity, 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 instructional activity includes several worksheets and supplementary materials.
Students consider how discrimination hampers individual rights. In this diversity instructional activity, 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.
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 lesson, they write down their goals, not only for themselves, but also for their baby.
Students explore World History by researching the Holocaust. In this Nazi Germany instructional activity, students identify the ghettos and death camps that many Jewish civilians were sent to in order to be controlled and later killed. Students collaborate in small groups in order to answer study questions about the WWII era and complete worksheets about day to day situations in Nazi Germany.
Young scholars research the Chavez Ravine community of Los Angeles and the displacement of residents for the construction of Dodger Stadium. They discuss Chavez Ravine in terms of property rights versus eminent domain.
Budgeting, personal finance, and real life math skills are all addressed in this financial literacy instructional activity. Your class watches "Money Smarts" then participate in classroom activities that require them to make budgets based on the information provided to them.
Students examine the identity issues of Mexican Americans and African Americans. In groups, they analyze the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the Great Migration and how it affected each group. To end the lesson, they compare and contrast the two experiences and discuss.
Students 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 listen to the story, Earth Day - Hooray!, and discuss the story as it is being read.  In this Earth Day activity, students discuss incentives and penalties in regards to taking care of the Earth.  This lesson plan also includes worksheets for students to complete independently. 
Students analyze and write their own advertisements. In this media lesson plan, students study vocabulary and make predictions as they complete worksheets and activities based on advertising.
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.
Students participate in a lesson examining the concept of character and how it is the foundation of lasting human relationships. They examine character traits that are considered positive and then define the differences between personality and character.
Students use the library to find historical information about each Afro-American. They use magazines, articles from newspapers, and oral histories from video tapes and slide presentations to write biographical sketches about each Afro-American mentioned in the unit.
Students discuss how to spend money wisely. In this consumer math lesson, students read the book, Mr. Popper's Penguins and discuss how much it costs to take care of a pet. Students complete a worksheet to calculate the total cost of pet care.
In this occupation and cost of living instructional activity, students choose an occupation, determine their monthly income, and complete the graphic organizer to determine income and costs of living expenses.
In this online interactive figurative language learning exercise, students answer 30 multiple choice questions regarding the meaning of idioms. Students may check their answers immediately.
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 investigate British Society in the 19th century by examining Victorian style homes. In this world history lesson plan, 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 role play the role of a recent graduate of high school living on their own. Using play money, they are given one month's salary and they discover they own their own house or apartment and owe money on a car loan. They develop their own budget based on what they need to live and pay their own taxes.
Tenth graders compare and contrast the availability and affordability of products and services such as cellular phones, cars, video games, computers, athletic shoes, foods and beverages.

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