Center for History Education
"Redlining," "Blockbusting," and "White Flight" may not be terms familiar to young historians. Here's a lesson plan that introduces middle schoolers to these terms and the actions associated with them. Class members examine a series of...
Center for History Education
It's about real estate! Almost overnight, Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase about doubled the size of the young United States ... but was it constitutional? Using a variety of secondary and primary sources, including Jefferson's own...
Students examine real-world data relating to real estate. They conduct Internet research, record data regarding real estate in major cities, graph the data, calculate mortgage payments using a mortgage calculator, and analyze the data.
In this occupation learning exercise, students read a paragraph about a real estate agent named Margaret. They then answer 5 true or false questions about the paragraph. Finally, students write a paragraph explaining what Margaret should...
Great real-world math application! Have the class compare and contrast their estimated home price and income data with actual data. In groups, they participate in simulations to discover how the housing market and mortgages operate....
Seventh graders work in groups and act as a real estate company who is trying to sell a billionaire a historical landmark to house his art collection and must make a presentation convincing him to buy their historical site.
In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students examine the blueprints for two homes and read a letter from the real estate agent. Students answer 8 true/false questions about the information.
Learners research a species of reef fish to determine its habitat requirements as both a juvenile and an adult. They use this information to create a pamphlet in the style of a real estate brochure that describe the habitat and food...
In this reading for information instructional activity, students read a letter from a real estate agent that describes two homes for sale. Students answer 8 true and false questions.
Students investigate the aspect of colonizing the moon by comparing techniques that are used on Earth. The colonization takes place with the planning of a hypothetical model. The model is used as a point of discussion and target...
Assume the role of a real estate agent and give your prospective buyers a tour of the home you're selling! High schoolers will love putting together a presentation to showcase their home. After completing the PowerPoint presentation,...
Robbers see a house from a different perspective than real estate agents. That's the big idea in a lesson about point of view. Groups assume the role of either robbers or real estate agents, note important details in a description of a...
Defining the parts of a sentence is just like real estate—it's all about location! Learners read eight sentences and decide whether the describing words are predicate adjectives or not, based on their position in the sentence.
They say real estate is location, it might be more about area. Learners work individually and in groups to design subdivisions by dividing the land up into lots. Scholars design floor plans to fit on the lots along with including a park....
How fast does it grow? Scholars work on two tasks dealing with exponential growth, one on population growth and the second on investments. Learners research a country's population over the past century and make predictions of the current...
Apply the mantra of real estate to solar panels: location, location, location. Learners use a Solar Pathfinder to conduct site assessments for possible spots on school grounds to place a solar module. They find the amount of insolation...
Mr. Jones's Science Class
Upper-elementary astronomers take on the role of interplanetary real estate salesmen. They research an assigned planet and create a PowerPoint to persuade the rest of the class to purchase property and move there. This fun project would...
Primary source documents are wonderful because they provide a real context for historical events. Here is an expert from The Declaration of Pillnitz (1791) for your readers to examine. They consider the passage then use it to answer...
High schoolers explore the orbital characteristics a planetary home needs to support Earth-like life forms. They develop an understanding of critical planetary mass to determine which newly discovered planets might be capable of...
Students investigate the stock market. In this middle school, year-long mathematics lesson, students design, build and sell a house to simulate the investment of profits into the stock market. Students use skills with fractions,...
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
The proof is in the probate record. Much can be learned about history by investigating old, primary source documents. Class members hone their detective skills by examing the 1759 probate record of Sarah Green. Who was this lady? Was she...
Students investigate the socioeconomic and environmental issues associated with radon. They examine the laws that exist in New Jersey that pertain to real estate. They work in groups to design new legislation that addresses associated...
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