Lesson Plans and Worksheets
Browse by Subject
Professional Education Teacher Resources
Find Professional Education educational ideas and activities
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!
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.
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.
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.
Students examine Susan B. Anthony's life and causes she worked for. In this Susan B. Anthony instructional activity, students work in groups to research the activist roles of Susan B. Anthony and decide if she was a philanthropist. Students look into how she affected each cause.
Pupils incorporate the design process to create their own perfect job or career. In this career design lesson, students develop questions to research for a future career choice. Pupils brainstorm about their personal skills to use in their perfect career and use the Internet to complete a personality assessment as well as a career exploration. Students design a plan to reach for their perfect career.
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.
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.
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.
Students research the job marketplace and try to find a job for themselves. In this job search lesson, students make a list of possible job sites, read the Child Labor Laws, and complete the application process for a job. Students create a resume using the given website, role play interview situations, fill out a W-4 form, read a classified news section, and create a list of 30 jobs and their descriptions.