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Practice English vocabulary and dialogue. An ELD class completes a true/false worksheet about aging and wrinkles, then read an article entitled "Wrinkles Give Clues to Bone Condition" using context clues to determine vocabulary definitions. They participate in a variety of English language activities including matching phrases, filling in a clues activity, sharing opinions with a partner, and answering comprehension questions.
How well would your students fair while competing in the stock market? They complete an interactive exercise in which they try to make money in the stock market. Using the internet, they complete an online tour of the market from World War II through 2001, practice using different strategies to make the most money, and discover the effect of timing in making their decisions. This is part 3 to a full 3 part unit on market economy, parts 1 and 2 are available through this URL.
A balance sheet is a tool that can help you determine your budget, how you'd like to invest, and key into getting a loan. Teach kids the importance of good accounting practices as they apply to everyday finance. They have a discussion, sharpen their math skills, and fill out a real balance sheet for practice.
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this personal finance instructional activity, students consider economic choices and why people donate to causes. Students investigate the processes of borrowing money and investing money in the instructional activity as well.
Students research and report on why gold is so valuable and create Q&A for jeopardy review game. Students create a word search for each section of the presentation given. STudents create a mind map poster of key terms with drawings only. Students create another poster on what the crown jewels are located in the Tower of London.