Professional Education Teacher Resources
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Compensation for Slavery
Should Americans provide compensation to those whose ancestors suffered from slavery? Read and analyze the arguments of two modern-day journalists on the topic. Then, have a discussion on both the merits of the arguments as well as what the members of your own classroom think!
Educating Myself Benefits Others
Most upper graders don't realize that when they choose to attend college, they're benefiting the whole community. Invite them to explore how they, as educated individuals, can contribute to their family, community, and global society. Several great worksheets are included with this very positive lesson.
Scams and Schemes
It's easy to spot a scheming character out on the street, but spotting scams in the financial world takes some know how. Youngsters learn about common scams and schemes that plague the financial world. After scams, schemes, and fraud are covered, financial safety of personal finances is discussed.
Second graders research the country of Switzerland using the Internet and other resource materials. A variety of excellent materials are provided.
Counting on Cooperatives
Students are introduced to the study of economics, including an introduction to basic business types and systems. They investigate about international, national and California history as they take a historical tour of cooperatives and how they have evolved into the business structures that exist today. Students open a business of their own choosing and experience the business world first-hand as classmates act as consumers.
"The Big Cheese"
Eleventh graders research and examine the significant individuals of the 1920s and their impact on American society. They identify characteristics of people who make a difference, and in pairs conduct research on two people with differing points of view from the 1920s. Each pair presents a dialogue performed as the two people researched.
Susan B. Anthony, Activist
Young scholars examine Susan B. Anthony's life and causes she worked for. In this Susan B. Anthony lesson, students work in groups to research the activist roles of Susan B. Anthony and decide if she was a philanthropist. Young scholars look into how she affected each cause.
Money Math: Lessons for Life
Students explore money as it applies to salary, paychecks, and taxes. In this essential mathematics lesson, students explore how math is used in various careers, how income takes are calculated and other important life lessons in math.
Students define human capital and income earning potential. In this algebra lesson, students analyze the relationship between income and capital resources. They calculate tax rates and understand how to read a tax table.
My Side of the Mountain
Students complete activities with the book My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. In this literature lesson, students read the book and discuss the concept of human capital. They complete a KWLH chart and two assessments.
American Education: Then and Now
Seventh graders compare American education of today and the past. In this historical perspectives instructional activity, 7th graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress featuring the American classrooms and compare them.
Let's Put You in a Louisiana University
Considering a college search project? After picking a possible career choice, and determining if that career needs a technical college or university education, individuals examine a wide variety of sources and select three schools that offer preparation for this career. Considering school demographics, reputation of training in career field, and cost, pupils craft a persuasive essay to an anonymous donor persuading the donor to pay for their education at this university. Writers must include the rationale for choosing the school, why the school is good, and why the learner’s education should be funded. Finally, groups prepare a PowerPoint about a university of their choice. Although designed for the colleges and universities in Louisiana, the concepts can be applied to any state.
American Education: Then and Now
Seventh graders compare their American school experience to those of the past. In this American education lesson, 7th graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress. Students analyze primary images and documents about schools of the past. Analysis of best practices and technology integration articles are included to further support the teacher of this lesson.
My Colonial Life
Students explore American colonial times. In this U.S. history lesson, students research typical colonial life and script interviews with people that might have lived during the time period. Students create podcasts of the interviews.
Women and the Law Ladies of the 80's: 1780's, 1880's, 1980's
Students examine laws that have affected women in history: the 1780's, following the United States independence from England; the 1880's, the time of westward expansion, the silver/gold era, and the coming of the Industrial Revolution.
Character... My Foundation
Young scholars participate in a activity examining the concept of character and how it is the foundation of lasting human relationships. They examine character traits that are considered positive and then define the differences between personality and character.
The Changing Nature of Work, Employment, and Education in Canada.
Pupils identify the effect caused by change of employment and education. In this statistics lesson, students analyze data and draw conclusions. This assignment tests pupils' ability to use data correctly.
Innovation in a Bag
Learners create a business plan to start up their own business. In this algebra lesson, students think of a product they can produce and sell. They create on paper what they should do and then put into practice creating a mock business.
Student Autobiography: An Approach Through Journal Writing
Students write about an ordinary, everyday happening such as riding in the family car, preparing for school in the morning, doing the wash, shooting a foul shot or sitting in English class. They look at how he/she spends time during the day and possibly how to use time more wisely.
The Career Project
Students research different careers they are interested in. They plan goals in those careers and present their findings to the class. They are scored on their presentation by a rubric that is included in the lesson plan.