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Extra Credit: It’s No Fairy Tale
Students discuss their knowledge of payday loans and credit cards. For this Economics lesson, students complete a read an article and Q&A activity in groups, and play a vocabulary bingo game and a quiz game on payday loans. Students review a case study on payday loans and calculate the costs of credit usage.
9th - 12th Math
Savers & Borrowers: Financial Markets in the United States
Investigate the current financial market and have your class explore savings, borrowing, financial markets, mutual funds, and the stock market. This four-part lesson is designed to help learners become knowledgeable and informed consumers.
10th - 12th Math
E.T., Are You Out There?
Research the necessary components of a planet that supports life after reading the article "All of a Sudden, The Neighborhood Looks a Lot Friendlier" from The New York Times. After finding their information, middle and high schoolers create short science fiction stories in which they incorporate their research.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Does your ELA class need some practice with the specific skills outlined in the Common Core standards? Then this is the perfect resource for you! One in a series of connected lessons that cover the standards for reading literature, reading informational texts, and writing, this particular lesson addresses standard RL.
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Making Ends Meet
Pupils 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. Pupils write a report evaluating the activity and what they learned about making ends meet.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
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.
12th Social Studies & History
Victorian Homes Lesson
Students investigate British Society in the 19th century by examining Victorian style homes. In 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.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
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.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
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.
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Upton Sinclair's The Jungle: Muckraking the Meat-Packing Industryï»¿
High schoolers explore muckraking. In this American history lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. High schoolers respond to discussion questions pertaining to muckraking and the meat-packing industry.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Poems, Prayers, Promises, and Possibilities: The Music of Poetry
Twelfth graders express themselves through poetry. They discover the connection between their music and the music of poetry and hear their work and how the sound of a poem or an analytical paper improves their written work. They develop public speaking skills.
12th English Language Arts
Students compare aspects of daily life from the mid-19th century with those of today to contrast life then and now. They study newspaper advertisements for housing and clothing from then and now and create and illustrate their own apartment and clothing ads for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Electric Bill: "Turn off the Lights?"
Ninth graders examine and analyze data regarding an electric bill. In this Algebra I lesson, 9th graders examine the cost of utilities as they explore the piecewise function that represents energy charges. Students use the function to determine total charge for services.