Bank Comparison Activity
Students experience the responsibility of finding a bank that fits their needs. They describe the role of planning and maintaining a balanced budget. Students view brochures from various banks or websites to various banks.
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The US Financial System
Here is a very unique activity in which learners simulate operations of a fractional reserve banking system, ultimately gaining a better understanding of how banks work and process money creation through lending. It includes a Story of...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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How are states in the United States related to each other? Does the government bind them together? Do states have different governments? After reading about federal power as a whole group, your class members will participate in a...
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Here's a great resource for your curriculum library. The 240-page packet, organized into units by topics, includes sample lesson plans, links to primary and secondary source documents, worksheets, activities, and sample assessments.
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To gain a deeper understanding of the plight of refugees and asylum seekers, class members read stories written from the point of view of an emigrant, map the individual's journey, and note the human rights affected by each stage of the...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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Class members have an opportunity to experience how to use a public key to encrypt information and a private key to decrypt it. Groups create their own public key and encrypt information then develop private keys to decrypt this...
6th - 12th Technology & Engineering
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Discover what criteria creditors use for making loans (the 3 Cs of Credit), and impress upon your young adults the rights and responsibilities related to using credit. Pupils role play as individuals seeking or providing credit, as well...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
New Review Post-Classical: Regional and Transregional Interactions
International trade from 600 AD to 1450 AD resulted in the flourishing of post-classical civilizations, the expansion of Islam across many regions, and the transmission of rare materials and innovative ideas — not to mention the spread...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Financial Institution Comparison
Once learners are ready to choose a bank, how do they make a smart decision for their financial needs? Scholars help each other by jigsawing the research in groups. After introducing checking and savings accounts with the attached...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History