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To better understand what it takes to work in the field of training or educating, learners first explore the education career cluster. After they research the cluster, pupils write questions for a guest speaker. This speaker can be from any job in the education cluster. 
Imagine you need to be a substitute teacher in a classroom that helps learners with visual impairments, and you have no idea where to start. Here is a complete, easy to follow, and insightful teaching guide to aid you in teaching English or ELA to your non-sighted students. Tips, techniques, online journal links, and links to teaching materials make this an excellent resource to get you started. Ideas for active engagement are outlined to help you understand your role as an educator of the blind.
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The real value of education is highlighted in more than one way on a worksheet designed to not only add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, but also to address the correlation between higher pay with accomplishing higher levels of education. The chart on the student worksheet shows the weekly income of four people with varying amounts of education completed. The three follow-up questions ask 5th graders to compare and find the difference between the incomes. Although a lesson plan is not included, the commentary and solutions page gives teachers the relevant information necessary to incorporate the activity in the classroom.
Education and thought leaders join forces to provide invigorating professional opportunities online.
Students identify problems and potential improvements for U.S. public school education. They research and debate the pros and cons of the "No Child Left Behind Act".
Students explore the proposed Affordability in Higher Education Act. They synthesize their knowledge by acting as lobbyists representing different special interest groups with opposing perspectives on the proposed bill.
You've heard it before, "The best way to develop vocabulary is to study it in context." Use this worksheet to help learners use context clues to identify unknown words. The reading selection is broken into five chunks, and it focuses on the famous case of Brown v. Board of Education. For each section, readers attempt to define the bolded words and answer a related question. 
Most of the kids in your senior class really want to go to college, but some of them have no idea of how they're going to pay for it. Cover the basics regarding college funding. Information includes types of college options, types of funding options, scholarships, FAFSA, grants and loans. An excellent source of information for any young adult ready to move on to higher education.
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Students explore ethical issues. For this human rights lesson, students read articles and documents related to torture used in government investigations and if medical ethical guidelines were adhered to. Students respond to discussion questions regarding the articles and determine whether U.S. officials and medical professionals are guilty of war crimes.
By the ninth lesson plan in this soccer unit, learners have studied this sport from many angles. Here they consider the right to play. Take a look at how much money professional athletes earn. Is there a difference between how much men make and how much women make? Is there a difference in how much money professional athletes earn in other countries? Why is there a difference? Is it fair? Young learners are often very interested in fairness so there should be some lively discussion. The second half of class is for the students to present their PowerPoint presentations they put together with their partner on  country that will be participating in the 2010 World Cup. Sounds like a great day!
Here is part five of 10 soccer lessons, this one focusing on passing and receiving. Open this session with a video of professional soccer players executing a beautiful give-and-go passing situation which leads to a score! It doesn’t get any better than that! After the video, set up some drills to have your players practice passing, receiving, and trying a give-and-go situation. A homework assignment can be given to find an article on women who soccer.
Lesson eight in this soccer series is all about finishing, or rather, scoring. That’s the goal of the game! Start out by watching some highlights of goals scored by men’s professional soccer players. Exciting! Then get the class going on some practice drills. Incorporate what they have already learned about the give-and-go pass, and add the shooting-on-goal component to the drill. Everyone loves to practice scoring goals, so let's get them going!
Students explore the teachings of Confucius. In this Korean culture lesson, students watch segments of the A and E video "Confucius: Words of Wisdom." Students read handouts regarding the Asian education system and discuss their impressions prior to writing essays on education.
Students learn about one scientist's quest to make her field of canopy ecology accessible to a wider audience and to synthesize their knowledge by developing toy figures that could potentially educate children about different scientific fields.
Environmental emergents read about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, 2010. They simulate an oil spill and examine the cleanup using various materials. Throughout the process, they try materials that represent booms, skimmers, or absorbers. They add a dispersant to the oil and repeat the experiment, rating each for effectiveness. Although this is not a novel hands-on inquiry, the resources provide tremendous support. In addition to professionally created handouts, you will find a map of the gulf that displays the location of oil platforms, wells, refineries, and pipelines. This alone may be the most impactful part of the activity!
Students delve into a study of sharks. In this science lesson plan, students examine the many different scientific occupations, as well as some possible specializations therein, and perhaps a little bit of other life considerations, ecological, financial, educational, sociological, and emotional as to greed, avarice, truth, justice and the American Way.
What do sports have to do with economics? A lot, if you're talking about professional sports franchises. Learners investigate the costs, revenue, and incentives in investing in professional sports teams. They'll use data from Forbes magazine and a worksheet to complete their investigation. 
Students are introduced to the importance of the Brown v. Board of Education case that ended segregation. As a class, they discuss how each of them would respond in different scenerios if they were a young African-American. They also examine other cases dealing with this issue and discuss the importance of equality in the United States.

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