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Learners explore the contributions of Lyndon B. Johnson. For this congress lesson, students listen to their instructor lecture on the prowess of Lyndon B. Johnson's legislative skills. Learners respond to discussion questions connected to the lecture and participate in a legislative simulation.
Young scholars research possible careers. They determine typical starting income for the career. Using collected information, students develop a budget for their starting income. Young scholars consider car payments and research the process of purchasing a home.
Learners listen to story A Mason-Dixon Memory, by Clifton Davis, and complete worksheets about the story. The worksheets are embedded in the plan. This activity provides good reading comprehension practice for young readers.
Students examine George Washington's presidency. They brainstorm major events during his presidency and create a timeline showing those events.
In this word meanings worksheet, students use context clues from each of five selections to choose the multiple choice word meaning for each of the following five words: chic, fortify, heinous, linchpin and lucrative.
How do people pay for college? Learners explore the concept of paying for college, they discuss possible ways to pay for college, research the cost of colleges, room and board, and other college living expenses.
Students explore the concept of money management. In this money management lesson, students read an article about students taking a finance course in high school and college. Students discuss the importance of money management. Students write a summary about how a credit card, loan, or savings account works.
Students reflect on the issues that homeless people face on a daily basis.  In this homeless awareness lesson, students examine the statistics of runaway kids, explore homelessness and participate in multiple activities that center around these two topics.
Students examine the internal spatial structure of cities. In groups, they analyze patterns of functions, structure and characteristics of settlement patterns. They also identify the population densities of land value of business districts.
Young scholars 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. Young scholars 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.
Students complete a unit of activities that help them understand homelessness, its causes, and ways to better the situation. In this homelessness instructional activity, students complete five activities that help them to define homelessness and its cause. Students also learn how to combat the situation, find solutions, and gain empathy for those in need.
Students analyze World War Two era government propaganda, biographies, and historical data in order to better understand the effects on Americans at home. For this American Home Front During World War Two lesson, students compare advertisements from the World War Two era to present day. Students write letters to wartime characters and explain what they are doing to help the war effort at home and school and send them to survivors.
In this logical decisions worksheet, students are given many situation where they have to make a decision on what to do. Students can role play with the 23 situations.
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.
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.
Students investigate resources to meet hypothetical homelessness situation based on The Harper's Misfortune.  In this critical thinking lesson plan, 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.
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..
Young scholars listen to a story dealing with exponential and linear growth. After reading the story, students complete a table comparing information. Using a calculator, young scholars 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.
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.
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.

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