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- Jacksonville, FL
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Students examine the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data for employment and unemployment rates in the United States. In this current event instructional activity, 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.
Explore a real-word math problem with your class. Strengthen their problem-solving strategies by coming up with an answer to a money question. They work in groups to determine the answer. Also, they share with the class the various solutions found. This resource includes worksheets, a graphic organizer, and ideas for modifications as needed.
4th-5th graders will compete in a game similar to Jeopardy in which they answer questions from a variety of subject areas including science, language, and math. The questions are based on an extremely wide variety of topics, so would be appropriate for an end of the year activity. Note: Due to the specific nature of the content, a classroom teacher would most likely have to adapt or change the questions to include curriculum taught in his or her classroom.
Students who are adult ESOL learners examine pay stubs and determine how payroll deductions are spent on services and company benefits. While looking at a pay stub they complete a worksheet. They focus on the proper sequence of words in sentences and study a list of associated vocabulary words.
Using January 2012 economic data, learners will review changes in employment and unemployment rates in the US. They'll determine which economic factors influenced these changes, and describe the impact unemployment has on various individuals and groups. Data, hyperlinked resources, and focused vocabulary are all included.
After reviewing recent unemployment data, learners will determine employment rate changes that have occurred in the past month and year. Background information, statistical data, vocabulary, and resource links are included to make your discussion well-informed and eventful.
Using real economic data, the class discusses changes in the unemployment rate, as seen in December 2011. They analyze the provided data, discuss the included background information, review vocabulary, and write an essay on the relationship between the GDP and the unemployment rate.
The class is provided with background information and statistical data on US employment rates as of February 2012. They use the data to assess various graphs and answer critical thinking questions about what the data shows. They discuss regional, national, and local data.