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Explore the concept of budgeting with sixth graders. They will pick a career on note card made by the teacher. They then use the information on the card such as salary, expenses, and career to create a life for themselves. They also determine what they can and cannot afford based on their salary and expenses.
Ninth graders calculate percents of change as it relates to discounts. In this algebra lesson, 9th graders are taught how to take the percentage of a number and find the finals answer on a sale for example. They review solving percent of change as it applies to sales and finals price.
Eighth graders examine the role of Indiana soldiers at the Battle of Vicksburg. In this American Civil War lesson, 8th graders listen to a lecture about the involvement of Indiana soldiers in the battle and then analyze letters written home by the soldiers. A study guide for primary source readings is included.
Students examine the gross domestic product (GDP) given by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) for the first quarter of 2010. In this economics lesson, students dig into the data given and come up with current and historical growth, the components of measuring the nation's gross domestic product and assess the relationship of real GDP data and its relationship to the economy directly.
Students examine the salaries of Major League Ball Players. In this economics lesson, students identify revenue sources other than ticket sales and use economic reasoning to refute the argument that Major League Ball players are overpaid. Lesson includes a pre and post test.
Learners investigate the indicators the Fed uses to determine the course of monetary policy. In this monetary policy lesson, students define economic indicators and the conditions they reflect and explain the three functions of the Federal Reserve System. Learners explain the use of monetary policy to affect the economy in this 45 page packet of activities.
Students explore the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve System (Fed) to find out who they are and what they do. In this economic exploration lesson, students research case studies and solve problems that apply directly to money, rates, deposits and loans within banks today.
Students develop an understanding of monetary policy. In this monetary policy lesson, students define economic indicators and specify the economic conditions they reflect. Students explain the three functions of the system and play a card game to review vocabulary associated with economic indicators.
Eleventh graders explore American government reform. In this Progressive Era lesson, 11th graders read about the Era in their textbooks and in the provided handouts. Students then create group presentations and write essays on the role of Progressives in changing American government.
Students examine poverty and inequality in America. In this current events lesson plan, 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.
Deepen understanding of the Civil Rights Movement with this collection of primary documents. This resource contains 22 video transcripts about desegregation, voting rights, black power, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and more. You might consider having your class analyze and discuss these primary documents. These could be used in stations, as evidence for argument essays, or in a larger project.