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- Matteson, IL
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Young scholars examine the different types of adversity African-Americans face. As a class, they role-play different roles in scenerios in which they discover the importance of facing their fears and taking responsibility for their actions. To end the lesson, they share their own dreams for their future and discuss how to accomplish them.
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.
Students examine poverty and inequality in America. In this current events lesson, students read the provided articles "Poverty," "Inequality Growing in America," "Inequality: Views on Causes, Effects, Remedies," and "Theories on the Origins of Poverty and How to Reduce It." Students respond to the provided discussion questions.
Young scholars study homelessness and the associated vocabulary. In this homelessness instructional activity, students work with a classmate to determine the definitions of words that are associated with homelessness. They attempt to define the words and then use a variety of resources to find the actual definitions. They complete a word search puzzle using the words.
Students explore economics by participating in a role-play activity. In this consumerism lesson, students identify the Great Depression, the cause of the financial collapse and the devastation it caused people their own age. Students complete several worksheets about the era and role-play as a young girl who lived during the time.
Students 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. Students write a report evaluating the activity and what they learned about making ends meet.