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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.
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.
Students 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.
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.
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.
Students 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. Students discuss and write about the challenges faced by low-income earners and optionally participate in community service to assist the homeless.
In this identifying meanings of idioms online/interactive worksheet, students choose idioms to replace the expressions in parentheses in sentences. Students choose 30 answers.
Students explore budgeting myths. In this personal finance lesson, 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 includes several worksheets and supplementary materials.
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.
High schoolers 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 lesson, 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.
Students 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.
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!
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.
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 instructional activity, they compare and contrast the two experiences and discuss.
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 listen to the story, Earth Day - Hooray!, and discuss the story as it is being read.  In this Earth Day instructional 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. For this media lesson plan, students study vocabulary and make predictions as they complete worksheets and activities based on advertising.
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.

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