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Value of Education: Education and Earning Power
Pupils explore the earning power of someone with a post-high school education. In this education and income lesson, students evaluate examples of occupations, their salaries, and education level needed for the job. Pupils calculate their monthly earnings for an assigned profession based on a weekly salary and make decisions about spending based on income. Students then define how education effects income and answer several questions about the topic.
No Place Like Homelessness
Learners complete a unit of activities that help them understand homelessness, its causes, and ways to better the situation. In this homelessness lesson, students complete five activities that help them to define homelessness and its cause. Learners also learn how to combat the situation, find solutions, and gain empathy for those in need.
In this logical decisions activity, students are given many situation where they have to make a decision on what to do. Students can role play with the 23 situations.
Chicago's South Side
Students discover the cultural of Chicago's South Side. In this African American History lesson, students examine the migration and contributions of African Americans as they moved into cities of the North. Students will explore readings, websites, and a who's who list of great African Americans.
New Perspectives On Teaching Afro-American History
Students examine the Great Migration of African Americans to the North from the South. After reading a primary source document, they respond to the letter given a set of questions. In groups, they research the funding for white and black schools in the South and examine the economic situations of share-croppers.
Lesson Plan IX- Hypothetical Homelessness
Students investigate resources to meet hypothetical homelessness situation based on The Harper's Misfortune. In this critical thinking instructional activity, students read a scenario and work collaboratively to find resources and agencies that could be used to meet the family's needs. Story and discussion questions provided.
El Costo de la vida
Tenth graders compare and contrast the availability and affordability of products and services such as cellular phones, cars, videogames, computers, athletic shoes, foods, beverages, etc..
The Mister Runtles' Bet
Students listen to a story dealing with exponential and linear growth. After reading the story, students complete a table comparing information. Using a calculator, students graph the rice and daily population of flies. They study the graphs, determine trends, estimate the fly population, and create an equation that explains the situation.
In this career worksheet, students identify and calculate their expenses if they had an apartment. They figure how much money they should save each month and budget.
New! The Crusades: Voices and Perspectives
Invite your young historians to discover the distinct perspectives of Muslim, European, Jewish, and Byzantine groups during the Crusades. Class members are divided into groups and are given a packet of handouts, including background information, maps, artistic depictions of major figures, and more, to review for a particular historical group. They then collaborate to develop a news segment demonstrating what they have learned about their group's unique perspective.
New! Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a fictional interview detailing one family's unique experience of uprooting themselves for a better life, class members brainstorm what type of questions might have been asked in the interview. Then, after reading and learning more about the migrants' experiences as a whole, your young historians will interview someone they personally know who moved to their community as an adult and will then compose a short writing piece based on the interview.
Exploring The American Dream
What is the American Dream and how is it achieved? This lesson focuses in particular on the rise of the American Dream during the 1950s and includes a variety of primary sources for class members to interact with as they explore this idea and prepare for a Socratic seminar and a quick essay response.
What Are the Origins and Influences of Rap Music?
Engage your pupils in a high-interest topic while asking them to look closely into each source with document-based questions and a final essay. Learners explore the emergence of rap music through videos and reading selections. All of the videos and excerpts are included here. The plan calls for class members to cooperatively answer the questions; it's not entirely clear what this means, so structure these conversations in a way that works for your class. Strong materials and a topic with depth for class members to explore.
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.9-10.1. As a class, pupils will practice finding pieces of appropriate evidence from two different texts before moving on to complete the two provided multiple choice quizzes. The included quizzes, although multiple choice format, are high-quality assessments based on separate reading passages that get right to the heart of identifying key details and evidence.
Who Wants to Spend $20,000?
Who wouldn't want $20,000 to spend? But, the question becomes, what do you spend it on? Learners discuss loans, interest, and making adult-like financial decisions. They role-play a scenario that depicts the choices of a girl who took out such a loan and how it affected her life.
To Honor All Children from Prejudice to Discrimination to Hatred....to Holocaust
Students analyze different perspectives of the history of the Holocaust. They experience primary and secondary sources along with pieces from literature, documentaries, songs and letters. A commitment of honor and dedication is expressed through the thoughts and feelings experienced by the survivors of the Holocaust viewed in this lesson.
Banking and Budgeting
Middle schoolers explore personal finance. They investigate spending, saving, and budgeting. Practice writing checks, managing a checking account, and developing a personal saving plan. A great way to bring the real world into the classroom.
Ben Franklin and the Rising Americans
Students prepare for and learn through a walking tour of Philadelphia. In this history lesson plan, students support their studies with a field trip. This lesson plan could be adapted to suit regions with other historic places or museums.
Never To Forget
Tenth graders discuss the events leading up to antisemitic behavior in Europe during World War II. Through various activities, 10th graders acquaint themselves with the political ideology of Nazism and assess responsibility for the Holocaust. Materials to complete this unit are included.
What is Home?
Learners discover the concept of a "home" by conducting interviews. In this community lesson, students discuss what the word "home" means to them as well as research Habitat for Humanity. Learners interview home renters as well as Habitat for Humanity home owners and discover what "home" means to them.