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Reading Comprehension Quiz: Charles Dickens' Gin Shops
Even your best readers will be challenged by this passage from Charles Dickens’ "Gin Shops." In order to correctly answer the questions on the reading comprehension quiz, they will need to not only read the passage carefully, but also use the links provided to access necessary background information.
12th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
An award-winning architect speaks about the need to rehabilitate underused parking lots, past-their-prime shopping malls, and other structures. She gets us to take a look at successful retrofits and proposes plans to give others a makeover so that these underperforming suburban properties can become useful, sustainable parts of their communities.
19 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Buying New Stuff
Young spenders take a look at the best ways to save and spend money. This type of financial education is lacking in schools, so implementing this lesson would be of great value to your learners. Things like bank checking account fees, amounts of interest on savings accounts, fees associated with credit cards, and the "cheapest" way to make purchases are all explored.
7th - 12th Math 17 Views 66 Downloads
Bailout 7: Bank goes into bankruptcy
Some banks escaped certain disaster with a bailout by the government. But, what about the rest? Sal explains the intricacies and dynamics of a bailout down to the details on a balance sheet. He also provides a thorough definition of bankruptcy through the example of Lehman Brothers.
10 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Banking 13: Open Market Operations
Posing a central question about how the economy can increase or decrease its money supply (5:00), Sal launches into a discussion about an expanding, or "elastic" money supply that can change along with its economy. Viewers will finally be able to understand how money can be "expensive" and how the process relates to the Federal Reserve Bank.
12 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 1 Download
Banking 9: More on Reserve Ratios (Bad sound)
Viewers learn about the value of liquidity and solvency in this video, which addresses not natural science but banking and finance. Sal explains the value of solvency for a bank, and how it relates to the process of making and receiving loans.
9 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Banking 10: Introduction to leverage (bad sound)
Demonstrating not only the working definition but the mathematical model of financial leverage, Sal shows viewers how leverage can keep a bank safe - or multiply its losses. Particularly helpful for a class session about bank regulation and bad loans, the video differentiates the ideas of issuing bad loans with insolvency.
9 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 1 Download
Unit 4: Money Management - Using Bank Services
Students explore information about banking and banking services. They practice filling out deposits and withdrawal slips, transferring money and discover how money is transferred when making purchases. Students identify types of banks and practice opening, using, and balancing checking and savings accounts.
8th - 12th Math 31 Views 177 Downloads
Vehicle Comparison Shopping
This is part of a larger unit on cars (financing, insurance, budget, etc.). Before comparison shopping for their ideal car, teens fill out a survey on their transportation preferences. In related lessons, they consider financing, insurance, and car maintenance as they make their decision.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 17 Downloads
China Pegs to Dollar to Keep Trade Imbalance
Continuing from the previous video, Sal reviews the China-US trade relationships and the floating currency scenario that should leave the dollar weaker and the Yuan stronger. He explains the reason the People's Bank of China doesn't want this trade imbalance, and how they remedy this issue to keep the exchange at the status quo.
3 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Deciphering Your Cell Phone Bill
You just got your first cell phone bill, but what does it all mean? Clear up the confusion for your young consumers as they break down and itemize a cell phone bill to better understand what they are paying for and why. This type of analysis is the first step to being a savvy shopper.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: Teaching Through the Novel
Students are introduced to Chinua Achebe's first novel and to his views on the role of the writer in his or her society. It can be used alone or in conjunction with the related instructional activity Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 59 Downloads
Then and Now: Fed Policy Actions During the Great Depression and Great Recession
Review the Great Depression in the United States from an economist's perspective, examining roots of the crash, government policy actions, and policies instituted by the Fed.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Is the Fed Public or Private?
The Federal Reserve System as a decentralized central bank can be a difficult concept for learners to grasp. Help them get a firm handle on this concept using this resource, in which class members work as a group to identify the significance of particular structural elements of the Fed and then categorize those elements using a Venn diagram.
1 min 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Comparison shop for health insurance? Yep. Young adults compare and contrast several health insurance plans to determine which would provide the most coverage at the best price. They discuss and work through deductibles, premiums, and co-insurance prices.
9th - 12th Math 10 Views 43 Downloads
Poetry Shopping Spree
Scholars demonstrate the ability to evaluate authors' use of literary elements such as metaphor, simile, personification, imagery, and onomatopoeia. They are provided with a checklist and must shop for poems that contain the poetry terms on their list.
6th - 12th Language Arts 25 Views 616 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable