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Focus on Economic Data: Employment and the Unemployment Rate
Students examine the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data for employment and unemployment rates in the United States. In this current event lesson, students review charts, research given topics and case studies, complete worksheets and analyze statistics as they deal with the employment and unemployment rates for 2009.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Reading A Pay Stub
High schoolers complete the included activity sheet related to reading a pay stub and calculating deductions. Once the activity sheet has been checked, students demonstrate their knowledge of the vocabulary associated with the lesson through a flash card drill.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 29 Views 92 Downloads
Learning About the Federal Budget: “Get a Pencil, You’re Tackling the Deficit!”
Your class members have been selected by the president to help solve the budget crisis as part of a special deficit commission. After learning about fiscal policy, economic theories, and the federal budget through a detailed PowerPoint presentation, class members will simulate a press conference in which they will recommend cutting or reducing programs and/or increasing taxes.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 34 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What does $29,000,000 buy you?
You have been hired by a local newspaper to analyze the salaries for baseball players. How would you describe the data including the shape, center, and spread in the context of the problem? Interpret the differences including possible effects of outliers.
8th - 12th Math 12 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Business Cycle and Important Economic Measures
Help your class understand the natural cycle of growth and decline in an economy, and the importance of GDP, the unemployment rate, and inflation. Your learners will begin with reading, worksheets, and detailed direct instruction on these topics.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 42 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review People's Pie
Young economists design fiscal policy and gain a greater understanding of balancing the needs and wants of the general public. Using an online interactive game, they will practice setting tax levels and retirement age, funding government agencies like Social Security and national defense, all while working to maintain citizen satisfaction.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Ninth graders examine how to financially prepare for a new business startup. They read and discuss a handout, create a budget, compute payroll taxes, research business startup financing, and develop a business plan for a simulated business.
9th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 17 Downloads
Test Your Speaking and Listening Skills: Information Gap 1: Looking for a Job
In this ESL looking for a job activity, students work in pairs to ask questions that will elicit information that is missing from their page. Each page contains ten gaps in job advertisments from a local paper.
2nd - 4th English Language Development 14 Views 75 Downloads
Eighth graders analyze primary source documents emphasizing young people in factory labor (mill workers during 1840-1860). They study hours of labor, ages of laborers, reasons for working, and working conditions. They write a poem or song.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 40 Downloads
Work, Lyddie! Work!
Students research links concerning early factory labor, child labor in today's world, and diseases on young laborers. They work on a loom, analyze a mill bell schedule, read a mill girl's diary, and write a poem or song exhibiting empathy.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 7 Views 40 Downloads
Music-Recreation and Function: The Civil War Soldiers Experience
Students take a closer look at the American Civil War In this literature lesson, students read Soldier’s Heart: Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteer by Gary Paulsen.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 25 Downloads
Bridges to Wellness
Students study the names of the nutrients in Milk Group foods, how the nutrients work together, and why the health benefits of Milk Group foods are important to them. They identify their personal eating styles and create posters to communicate information to other students or their families.
5th - 6th Health 5 Views 16 Downloads
Introduction to PowerPoint
Students open Microsoft PowerPoint. Alternately, watch the slide resentation on the Perdue Web site and their desktop version of Microsoft PowerPoint. Students read the Career Handout and complete the Worksheet included. Students use the Worksheet to fill in slides in your presentation.
Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 28 Views 68 Downloads
Safety Light System
Students assemble a safety light system, select a variable for testing and investigate the variable. A new light system is built using class data on design qualities. A report and oral presentation are prepared for the selected design.
9th - 12th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 1 Download
Anger, Aggression and Adolescents
Students examine the relationship between anger, aggression and teenagers. As a class, they share a difficult situation in their own lives and review the techniques to properly deal with it. In groups, they discuss how they feel about negative and positive coping skills and role-play different characters in various scenerios.
8th - 9th Health 22 Views 97 Downloads
Culture, Crisis and Population Explosion: A Deweyan Approach in the Classroom
Students read various arguments posed by John Dewey when it comes to population growth. In groups, they use magazine articles and the internet to find issues related to populations and complete experiments to identify the challenges associated with overpopulations.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 46 Downloads
Fourth graders examine the life of Mother Teresa and her contributions to humanitarian services. They listen to a guest speaker, listen to a teacher-led lecture, write an essay, complete journal entries, and participate in a service project for a humanitarian service organization in their community.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads