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A Chair for My Mother

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Identify human resources and how income can help someone reach a savings goal. Elementary young scholars will read the story A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams and discuss how the characters are human resources and how they are...
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Lemonade For Sale

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
2-3rd graders listen to the story, Lemonade for Sale, by Stuart J. Murphy. In the story, children produce and sell lemonade to raise money for their clubhouse, create a product, classify the resources used in production as natural...
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Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
How tall is the Empire State Building? Lead your class through a collaborative estimation activity to determine the number of quarters it would take to reach the top and teach the following concepts: human capital, human resources,...
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Messy Bessey's Holidays

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Teach your class some fairly complex terms—factors of production, human resources, capital resources, natural resources, and intermediate goods—with a storybook (Messy Bessey's Holidays), plenty of visuals and handouts, and related...
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Three Little Pigs: Human, Natural and Capital Resources

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
First and second graders will learn about natural, capital , and human resources through the story The Three Little Pigs. They will listen to the story, write down what they know about straw, wood, and brick, then complete a chart...
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Chapter 2: The Economizing Problem

For Teachers 10th - 12th
It doesn't take a lecture on economics to convince teenagers that one's wants often exceed one's means, but this presentation will hopefully help them to understand the discrepancy. Using an example of pizza and robot arms, the slides...
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Being Resourceful: Wisconsin quarter reverse

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
If your class understands goods and services then they'll be ready for this lesson on various resources. After reading a series of books and engaging in class lecture and discussion, pupils will fill out worksheets. They will list...
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Five Years to Life: labor in Early Colonial Maryland

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders analyze the shift in the labor supply of Maryland's early coloninal economy from one that included indentured servants to one that increasingly depend on the labor of slaves. They skim "Tobacco Growing", resource and are...
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How Resourceful Are You?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students examine the Nevada state quarter and discuss items on the quarter, categorizing them as natural resources, human resources, or capital resources. They paste other coins into correct categories depending on the resources depicted...
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Why Scarce Resources Are Sometimes Unemployed

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why do markets operate inefficiently when the world's resources are so limited? Review the various types of unemployment that exist and why some resources, especially human resources, go unused.
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Pioneer Bear

For Teachers 1st
First graders develop develop economic reasoning to understand the historical development and current status of economic principles, institutions, and processes needed to be effective citizens, consumers, and workers participating in...
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Little Nino's Pizzeria

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Engage your youngsters in basic economics by connecting the terms to dessert and pizza! After a discussion about intermediate goods and natural resources, learners read and connect a pizzeria to economic terms.
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The Goat in the Rug

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students define productive, capital, human and natural resources and intermediate goods, then classify these things by how they are used in a production process. In this resources/goods lesson plan, students listen to the story The Goat...
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Deciding to Serve

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine different ways where they can be most effective in sharing their newly acquired financial expertise.  In this cross curricular lesson plan, 7th graders participate in a service project. Students design a service...
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Busiest People Ever

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students write a paragraph about what they want to do when they grow up. They include the special skills and education (human capital) they must have to do the job they've chosen.
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The Rise of Industry 1860-1900

For Students 7th - 12th
In this geography skills learning exercise, students define or identify natural/human resources, government, inventions, and railroads that shaped industrialization.
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Survive Or Not

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore how the availability of productive resources could affect an ancient society.  In this World History lesson, 7th graders research two ancient civilizations.  Students create maps showing the trade routes of these...
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Economics: Resources

For Students 5th - 8th
In this resources worksheet, students write notes and resource for information on 10 natural, capitol, and human resources. Answers are not provided.
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Wages and the Black Death

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
While the Black Death wiped out a third of Europe's population during the Middle Ages, its destruction paved the way for better wages for workers and even an early form of modern capitalism. The relationship between the cataclysmic event...
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The Columbian Exchange

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
What did you have for dinner last night? Many scholars ask that question without considering the history behind the foods they eat. Using a simulation, scholars investigate how the foods they eat are the product of the Columbian...
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Athens and Sparta-Imagine the Possibilities

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Both Athens and Sparta made choices to survive in ancient Greece. Those choices were, in essence, economic ones about how to direct resources. A Venn diagram activity and reading ask class members to examine the connection between...
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Crisis of Nations

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Pupils become the leaders of nations using an engaging video game simulation. Learners must decide how to deploy military and economic resources (including spies!) to solve international crises. Modalities include multi-player and...
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How Resourceful Are You?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars investigate the concept of resources. They differentiate between natural, human, and capital resources. Prior to the activity the students need to build background knowledge of goods, services, needs, and wants. They...
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Economic Resources Using Thinking Maps

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders identify and classify resources as natural, human, or capital. In this resources instructional activity, 2nd graders read from the book Peanut to Peanut Butter and sort the resources in the text as human, natural, or...
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Make a Choice

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students investigate the Underground Railroad to determine the choices that people made. To help, to stay, to do nothing, to break the law to enforce the law, to feed runaways are some of the choices that made a difference. This...
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The Great Depression and World War II

For Students 7th - 10th
In this Great Depression and World War II worksheet, students fill in blank columns with information about scarce natural resources, human resources and capital resources, then write about what the US gave up when they sent scarce...
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Lewis Hine

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students define the term Industrialization. They use specific examples, discuss why and how industrialization grew during the early twentieth century in America. Students evaluate the contributions of technological advances, geography...
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Economics-3 Types of Resources

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate economics and determine that there are three types of resources. In this ecomincs lesson, 3rd graders discuss and review the three types of resources known as natural, capital, and human resources.
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Oil Wealth Fuels Change

For Students 8th - 9th
In this Southwest Asia reading guide, students use a graphic organizer and answer several questions based on their reading to illustrate their understanding of how Southwest Asia's oil wealth affects the region.
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Very Big Company

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars describe the problems of political independence without economic independence. They evaluate the natural resources, human resources and industrial resources of a country and make economic decisions. They evaluate strengths...
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The Jobs People Do

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine their school's layout and the jobs performed there. Using literature, they identify the jobs people do outside their school to help the community function. They draw pictures of themselves and the human...
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Population and Food Supply

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
What does it mean for something to grow exponentially, and how does that compare to linear growth? This activity tries to help learners gain an understanding of these concepts while modeling real-world problems. Linear and exponential...
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Differences Among Colonial Regions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Classes look at and analyze primary source images to explore the differences between the colonial regions during the Revolutionary era. They break into groups to tackle each region and then present their findings to the class. A final...
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Factors of Production and Economic Decision-Making

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Class members begin this engaging economics activity by listing all the resources used in the production of a car, and use that example to draw parallels to the four primary factors of production: capital goods, labor, natural resources,...
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Comparative Systems Worksheet

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Here is an excellent worksheet for analyzing economic systems and comparing those that exist today in such countries as the United States, China, and Cuba. Learners begin by hypothesizing which economic system would provide for greater...
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From Survive to Thrive: What Great Substitute Teachers Do Differently

For Teachers K - 12th
Thinking about signing up as a substitute teacher? Subbing is not for the faint of heart but with the help of the thoughtful advice in a detailed guide, you can develop the skills you need to be a great, professional substitute teacher.
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Cotton in My Sack

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
As part of a study of saving choices and opportunity costs, class members listen to a reading of Lois Lenski's Cotton in My Sack, and then evaluate the spending choices made by the Hutley family.  
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US City Quality of Life Analysis and Comparison

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars analyze US census data and criteria to compare and measure the quality of life in the country's fifty largest cities. After accessing the 2005 quality of life world report online, students conduct their study to compare...
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Intermediate Paragraph Correction #2

For Students 4th - 6th
Editing skills are practiced in this language arts worksheet. Students read 2 paragraphs, locate the mistakes numbered in each sentence, and choose the multiple choice answer that corrects each mistake.
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Shapes and Colors All Around

For Teachers K - 1st
Students tour their school in a scavenger hunt to find primary colors and two and three-dimensional shapes. Students take digital pictures of the colors and shapes they find and create a class book of the pictures.
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Little House In the Big Woods

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Young scholars explore economics by reading classic literature with their classmates. In this farm production lesson, students read the famous story Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Young scholars complete handouts...
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Assessing Research Materials

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Teaching learners how to evaluate a research source is an important part of the research process. The fresh idea here is that groups first develop a list of reasons why resources should be evaluated, transform these reasons into...
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The Origins of Man

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students learn about new technologies being used to update what is known about human evolution and migration. They then compare the new theories to the traditional knowledge.
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The Nine Planets

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine and investigate the solar system. They participate in a Webquest, and create a Powerpoint presentation that is meant to be a research guide to help alien visitors find a suitable habitat in the solar system.
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NATO in Afghanistan – European and Canadian Positions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students take a closer look at Canada's committment to NATO in Afghanistan. In this global issues activity, students read a handout about NATO's involvement the Afghanistan conflict. Students respond to discussion questions and conduct...
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Ocean Life

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Students research and identify ocean animals characteristics and life styles using the Internet and books. They create a PowerPoint presentation and an iMovie to present to the class.
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Clara and the Bookwagon

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders work in groups to complete the attached worksheet. They view a map of Maryland, to find Hagerstown. Students read and discuss the story, "Clara and the Bookwagon." Groups of students work with one set of puzzle pieces....
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Editorial Writing: Exploring Issues Using the Process Writing Approach

For Teachers 10th
Introduce your nascent journalists to editorials and editorial writing. The many types of editorials are defined and modeled. The steps in the process for writing an editorial are explained from the planning, to the drafting, to creating...
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A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture

For Teachers K - 12th
Packed with a wealth of information about African-Americans of note, this packet, and the links it provides to other resources, could be used as is for a month-long study of Black history or to supplement lessons already in your curriculum.
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The Big Winner

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the economics of the California Gold Rush Era using factual and fictional biographies. Working in groups, a biographical sketch is analyzed in order to determine if their individual became rich or not, how or what...
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My Response to Stress

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students search for ways to prevent stress. They conduct self-assessments, plan a stress clinic, research community resources, and write a reflective essay. Students may wear electronic heart rate monitors to demonstrate stress levels.
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Trade Is A Complex Chain of Events

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the steps that are involved to bring a product to market for consumers. They answer questions and fill in a chart related to their product. They also use maps to show the geographic distribution of their product.
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Breaking News English: Men Motivated by Co-Worker Salaries

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "Men Motivated by Co-Worker Salaries," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Breaking News English: New Ageism Laws Let Older Bankers Sue for Millions

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "New Ageism Laws Let Older Bankers Sue for Millions," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Breaking News English: Outsourcing on the Increase

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "Outsourcing on the Increase," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Sunburns and Sore Muscles: Working to Save the Farm During the Great Depression

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Fifth through eighth graders engage in a instructional activity in which they study working class people during the Great Depression. They work to develop an understanding of the economic developments in Arkansas during the 1930's....
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Paying Off Student Loans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers plan financing postsecondary education and explain how loan repayments work. They build a spreadsheet, listing the categories of expenses in the left hand column.
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People Work

For Teachers 1st
First graders participate in a literature study using the children's book "People Work". They identify some of the various jobs that are found in a community. Students create a chart of different community jobs and define some key...
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Production Lessons/ Photo Essays

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders participate in a lesson looking at the concept of a production. They identify the economic resources used in the process of the Apple Smiley Face. The production of the product is recorded and students write an informative...
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A New coat for Anna

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders participate in a bartering activity. They discuss the problems of bartering. Students read the book "A New Coat for Anna," by Harriet Ziefert. Students discuss the bartering Anna's mother did. They record the trades made...
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How is a Crayon Made

For Teachers 1st
First graders discus crayons and what they believe they are made of. They view a chunk of paraffin. the teacher tells students that paraffin is made from the same oil that is used to make gasoline for cars. They discuss how the increase...
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About Me

For Teachers 1st
First graders listen to and follow directions. They create a Hyperstudio stack.
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Tortilla Factory

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students listen to the book Tortilla Factory to identify the productive resources and intermediate goods used to produce tortillas. In this elementary economics lesson, students produce their own paper taco following the process...
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Conceived in Light

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students write a piece of free-verse poetry that incorporates or focuses on an idea about light. They brainstorm twenty phrases about light as a pre-writing activity.
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Assignment: Creating within a Limited Format

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students follow set of guidelines to create a picture of an apple with a stem and leaf. They think about whether they are more or less creative when working within a set of rules.
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Three Levels of Government

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students name and broadly classify the powers and duties of each level of executive government in Australia. They identify and examine areas of overlaid and cooperation between various executive levels. Students examine the nature of...
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A Hard Sell on Stem Cells?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars examine their prior knowledge of cell regeneration and therapeutic use of stem cells. After reading an article, they discover new techniques for deriving embryonic stem cells. In groups, they research on the different...
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To Spend or Not to Spend

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders are given an overview and explaination of the budeting process, and examine how the economic choices individuals make can lead to certain positive and negative consequences. They are shown the PreAssessment prompt and...
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Contemporary Issues/ Leonard Peltier

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate Leonard Peltier. In this contemporary issues lesson student research contemporary issues through a variety of methods. Students engage in debate over the controversial issues that they research.
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Semiconductor Activity

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students solve systems of equations. For this algebra lesson, students solve exponential growth equations and discuss how money grows over time. They choose a job base on the salary that would be most likely to have a high exponential...
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Creating a Community

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore their neighborhood. In this community lesson, 2nd graders create maps of their community. Students consider the needs and wants of communities as they plan what they would add to their community. Students may use...
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A Differentiated Way through Think Dots

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine reasons that led people to explore, identify "West" as defined following Revolutionary War, explain importance of finding natural resources, develop time line of dates and events leading up to Lewis and Clark Expedition,...
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Work

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students identify productive resources. In this economics instructional activity, students read the book Charlie Needs a Cloak and discuss productive resources the character used in the book. Students participate in a simulated factory...
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Let There Be Light!

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders conduct experiments involving reflected light, absorption of light, refracted light, and colors absorbed by light. In this light lesson plan, 4th graders write about the results of their experiments as well.
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Character Ed - Respect for Others

For Teachers 1st
First graders read story "Baby Rattlesnake" and discuss ideas about respect for others.
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Folding Our Way to Productivity

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students role-play workers producing origami cups. They participate in two production rounds, one without training and one with training. They observe how productivity increases through training and, as a result, how income increases.
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Bridges:Links to History

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders perform a research project based upon the study of the types of bridges. After preliminary research, student groups will search for four examples of each type located around the world.
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To Spend or Not to Spend

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders are provided with an overview and explanation of the budgeting process, and examines how the economic choices individuals make can lead to certain positive and negative consequences.
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The Sinking of the Titanic

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders participate in an online scavenger hunt about the Titanic using computers. They read information and listen to the interactive sites to complete their activity sheet.
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Insects

For Teachers 1st
First graders view internet web sites, books and printed sources to research insects. They make a poster telling about the bug's habitat, it's diet, what it looks like, and it's enemies.
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Hurricane Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explain how hurricanes are formed, why they are so dangerous, and how they can be tracked. Students work with a partner to investigate the Internet to answer questions about hurricanes.
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Human Power or Machine Power

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compare different means for accomplishing tasks. They explain benefits and liabilities for the above different means. Exploration is studied in photos of laborers, animals and machines doing work.
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State v. Hershberger

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine citizen rights and protections. In this Minnesota courts lesson, students examine primary documents from State v. Hershberger and discuss the implications of the decision.
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Ancient Greece- Human Characteristics and Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discuss ancient Greece. In this world history lesson, 3rd graders discuss human characteristics in ancient Greece. Students also discuss how humans had to adapt to the environment during that time.
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A Fun Way to Learn Math History!

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders, in groups, search for and locate resources on a chosen famous mathematician. Enough information needs to be gathered to examine the mathematician's life and his/her contributions to the field of mathematics.
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Photosynthesis

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate a multidisciplinary unit with an emphasis in using technology in order to engage them. The students perform Internet research about photosynthesis with a written assessment taken from the WebQuest.
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Those Golden Jeans - Demand Schedule

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars build a demand schedule, and analyze a supply schedule for slices of cheese pizza, and then determine the market clearing price. They analyze the market if prices are set above or below the market clearing price.
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Tortilla Factory

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students identify productive resources and intermediate goods used to produce corn tortillas.  In this productive resources lesson, students listen to the book Tortilla Factory and classify resources used to make paper tacos.
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How We Use Productive Resources

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the economical concept of resources and their usefulness. This is done with candy to determine if the resource can meet the demand for more. The lesson provides opportunities for a diverse population of students.
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ESL: Gender-Free Language

For Students 6th - 8th
In this ESL gender-free language instructional activity, students read a word, then determine the gender-free word for it, 15 total. Students may click on an answer button for immediate feedback.
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Grade 11 and 12 - Personal Development (Mental Well-Being)

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students relate emotional health and well-being to personal productivity and to the workplace design, implement, assess, and evaluate a plan to promote personal, school, and community well-being
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Travel Brochures

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders divide into teams and select a country to research. They read and review "Notetaking Skills" and begin their research. Next, they work together and share the information they have located. Each team fills in a template with...
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Disasters

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine different types of disasters occurring in our world. They research an assigned disaster on the Internet then create a newspaper to display their information including clipart and digital pictures.
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Zany Zoo Adventures

For Teachers 1st
First graders create web pages. They design story books using digital camera pictures. They explore the Lowry Park Zoo web site. They visit Lowry Park Zoo and take pictures of animals.
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Dental Health

For Teachers K - 1st
Students watch a presentation about how cavities are formed, view a dentist office on the Internet. Students make a class book about teeth after taking digital pictures of teeth.
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What Is Technology?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders engage in a literature study that is concerned with transmitting new knowledge about modern technology. They identify different forms of technology and how it is used in everyday society. The lesson includes vocabulary...
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Utah's Executive Branch

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders are introduced to the various departments within the Executive branch of Utah's government. In groups, they research the role of each department and develop questions to be asked during the trivia game. To end the...
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Classifying Resources

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the difference between the three types of productive resources. In groups, they classify and organize examples into the correct category on a chart. As a class, they discuss how each type is used in the production of a...
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Exploring Homes and Resources

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students search for images of and information about the exchange country's environments and housing, using a variety of sources, and evaluate primary sources of information in terms of accuracy and usefulness.
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How We Use Productive Resources

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders are introduced to the various types of resources needed to produce a product. In groups, they participate in activities in which they determine the costs, benefits and calculate the opportunity costs. They also discuss...
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Natural Resources

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders consider how US natural resources have helped it to become a leading industrialized power. They research, discuss, write and edit an expository paragraph in groups. They can present paragraph to another class or compile a...

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