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- Matteson, IL
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Twelfth graders compare and contrast their culture to another culture. Through class discussions, and internet research, learners explore charitable organizations, their services and the impact the organization has had on society. They simulate a family situation and how these organizations can assist the family in solving their problem. Individually, 12th graders complete a writing assignment explaining their findings.
Students role play the role of a recent graduate of high school living on their own. Using play money, they are given one month's salary and they discover they own their own house or apartment and owe money on a car loan. They develop their own budget based on what they need to live and pay their own taxes.
Young scholars read a poem to learn about homelessness. In this poetry lesson, students make a list of words about their home and then feelings about their home. Young scholars read the poem 'When I Think Home' and then write their own version of it. Students may also read a book about Haiti and answer questions over the text.
Ninth graders examine and analyze data regarding an electric bill. In this Algebra I activity, 9th graders examine the cost of utilities as they explore the piecewise function that represents energy charges. Students use the function to determine total charge for services.