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- Matteson, IL
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High schoolers read a fact sheet about homelessness in the U.S. and Texas. In this homelessness awareness lesson, students design a budget based on minimum wage earnings and evaluate how basic needs can be met. High schoolers discuss and write about the challenges faced by low-income earners and optionally participate in community service to assist the homeless.
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.
Young scholars listen to the story, Earth Day - Hooray!, and discuss the story as it is being read. In this Earth Day lesson, students discuss incentives and penalties in regards to taking care of the Earth. This lesson plan also includes worksheets for young scholars to complete independently.
Students 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. Students 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.
Young scholars explore budgeting myths. In this personal finance lesson, students complete a series of activities that help them recognize the pros and cons of credit. Young scholars also discover the process for obtaining loans. This lesson includes several worksheets and supplementary materials.
Students 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.