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Environmental Risk Management
Students are engaged in cooperative learning strategies and critical thinking activities to introduce topics of analysis, probability, assessment, and management as they apply to environmental risk. They choose a risk from the class list and discuss how to manage it.
Financial Literacy - Insurance and Risk Management
Young scholars examine how insurance and risk management can protect people from unnecessary financial loss.
Identification of Wildfire/Structure Interfaces, Risk Assessment of Structures, and Risk Management
Students participate in a class discussion about wildfire and urban interfaces as well as risk of wildfire in the area in which they live. After reviewing a wildfire/urban interface fire safety checklist, a walking field trip is conducted to complete a risk assessment of structures.
New! Managing Training Loads and Sports Injuries
How can our young athletes work to reduce sports injuries and avoid risks associated with overtraining? Discover the major components of managing and monitoring an individual's training load, as well as the warning signs and symptoms of overtraining.
Living is About Managing Risks
Learners identify and assess risks encountered on a daily basis. They examine their behavior and apply science process skills and higher order thinking skills in reducing or managing risks. They define the terms: risk, benefit, hazard, and probability.
Insurance Why's and How's
Middle schoolers explore the primary purposes of a variety of types of insurance. They determine who benefits the most from insurance coverage, and examine the factors that lead to increases and decreases in insurance premiums. The primary goal of the instructional activity is to show youngsters how insurance is a way of protecting oneself from loss. Concepts such as liability, beneficiaries, and premiums are covered. Unfortunately, the student handouts mentioned in the instructional activity do not appear to be included. However, the ideas presented in the instructional activity can still be carried out.
Environmental Risk Management
Students investigate the concepts related to managing the environment. They conduct research using a variety of resources. Students cite examples of different organisms that have been targeted to become endangered. They answer questions during a question and answer session.
Wealth Destruction 1
What happens when a homeowner is paying more towards a loan than the house is actually worth? In a timely look at the housing bubble (and its inevitable pop), Sal examines five hypothetical home purchases from 1995 and their notional wealth as the demand for homes increases a decade later. Learners are introduced to home equity loans and the realities of foreclosure.
The Importance of Recycling Batteries
Students discover the types of batteries and their uses. They experience static electricity by rubbing glass jars and using it to raise their hair. After discussing the importance of recycling batteries and using ones that are rechargeable, they build homemade wet cells based on the Voltaic cell.
The Hydrologic (Water) Cycle
Learners construct a model of the hydrologic cycle, and observe that water is an element of a cycle in the natural environment. They explain how the hydrologic cycle works and why it is important, and compare the hydrologic cycle to other cycles found in nature. This is one of the most thoroughly thought-through, one-period lesson plans I've ever come across!
Agriculture and the Government
Students study the government's involvement in the U.S. A's food production and make connections relating to farm programs. In this historical agriculture lesson plan, students read content and research significant information. Students then depict information on a graph and make calculations regarding federal spending.
Canada and Global Issues
Students explore the environmental issues of Canada. In this Canadian environment lesson, students read and article about Canada's environmental issues. Students develop questions and research to find more information. Students write summaries of their information and share with classmates.
What is the Risk?
Students investigate the 1950's pollution tragedy in Minamata, Japan. The elements of dose, response, individual susceptibility, potency, and threshold of toxicology are explored in this lesson.
The Good, The Bad, and the Arctic
Students investigate the social, economic and environmental consequences that might result from Arctic climate change. Students identify and discuss at least three consequences.
Ethical Ways to Acquire and Distribute Fish as a Food Source
Young scholars complete a variety of activities as they examine the ethics of acquiring and distributing fish as a food source. They touch on the ethics involved in genetically modified salmon, as well.
The Good, The Bad and The Arctic
Young scholars examine the impact of a major climate change in the Arctic Ocean on the rest of the world. They use the Internet to research the Arctic region and the wildlife that lives there.
Business Ownership: How Sweet It Can Be!
With a ton of resources and a handful of well thought out activities, this lesson is sure to show your class the advantages and disadvantages of sole proprietorship, partnerships, and corporations. They analyze case studies, and simulate the role of consultant, making recommendations to clients.
The Drought of 2012: Social Studies Lesson Plan
Middle and upper graders explore the concept of drought and how it affects society both politically and economically. In small groups, they will research a drought, how it impacted a specific area or region, and then analyze their findings in a comprehensive report. This lesson is extensive and provides background, extensions, and multiple resource links.
Students design and print an educative pamphlet addressing Wildcat Dumping in their community by conducting research. They conduct a survey by investigating local occurrences of Wildcat Dumping and collecting data to share with the community about this illegal activity.
Ropes Course Trip
Students investigate how to build morale through participation in team building activities. The focus of the lesson is the conduction of a field trip to a rope course where they develop strategies to complete it safely in a reasonable amount of time.