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- Downey, CA
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High schoolers discuss their knowledge of payday loans and credit cards. In this Economics instructional activity, 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. High schoolers review a case study on payday loans and calculate the costs of credit usage. Students write a final chapter for the case study based on their findings as an assessment.
Sixth graders conduct historical research and consider the importance of photography as a data collection device. In this lesson on historical documentation, 6th graders formulate questions regarding historical documents in order to better interpret visual media as a mode for transmitting facets of history. Students will work in groups to discuss and research primary and secondary source documents.
Fifth graders become familiar with the events of Reconstruction and the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments. In this reconstruction lesson, 5th graders work in pairs where each student creates a building with blocks and draws it. Their partner then reconstructs their building. Students use primary sources and gather facts about the Reconstructive Period after the Civil War.
Examine the costs and benefits of using credit. Using the internet, learners read about concerns of people who have credit cards, they analyze different scenarios to determine if the people involved are within the marginal limits of credit. This is a complete lesson which includes worksheets, background informatoin, and multiple web resources.
Read and examine primary source material in order to analyze, synthesize, and debate information about the Great Depression. Critical analysts research various source materials related to the Great Depression. They work in teams to debate both affirmative and negative positions on a given topic.
Students explore approximate and exact solutions. For this interdisciplinary lesson, 6th graders will be placed in 'family groups' to create a budget that is subject to random events as chosen from the 'things happen' box. This lesson involves decimal notation, practice of basic math skills, and a discussion on tolerance for poverty.