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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.
The Teenage Single Parent
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.
South Carolina Voices: Lessons From the Holocaust
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.
Stealing Home: Chavez Ravine
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.
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.
Identity Questions: Mexican-American and African-American Quests for Identity in the 19th and 20th Centuries
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.
Lesson 7: George Washington
Students analyze primary documents and maps to discover details about American isolationism. In this Washington presidency instructional activity, 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.
Earth Day - Hooray
Students listen to the story, Earth Day - Hooray!, and discuss the story as it is being read. In this Earth Day lesson plan, students discuss incentives and penalties in regards to taking care of the Earth. This lesson plan also includes worksheets for students to complete independently.
The Flatmates Episodes 76 & 77: Writing an Advert
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.
Human Needs Know No Boundaries
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.
Making Ends Meet
Young scholars 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. Young scholars write a report evaluating the activity and what they learned about making ends meet.
Character... My Foundation
Young scholars participate in a activity 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.
Famous Afro-Americans Historical Sites Recognized by the National Park System
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.
Using Credit and Spending Money Wisely
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.
Hello Working World
In this occupation and cost of living worksheet, students choose an occupation, determine their monthly income, and complete the graphic organizer to determine income and costs of living expenses.
Idiom Quizzes - G
For this online interactive figurative language worksheet, students answer 30 multiple choice questions regarding the meaning of idioms. Students may check their answers immediately.
Victorian Homes Lesson
Students investigate British Society in the 19th century by examining Victorian style homes. In this world history instructional activity, 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.
In the Zone
In this measurement worksheet, learners solve and complete 6 various types of problems. First, they define defensible space and what it does. Then, students identify an object that is an approximate distance from where they are sitting. Learners also estimate the area of each zone shown in square feet.
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.
Poetry for Home: Homelessness
Students read a poem to learn about homelessness. In this poetry lesson, students make a list of words about their home and then feelings about their home. Students read the poem 'When I Think Home' and then write their own version of it. Students may also read a book about Haiti and answer questions over the text.