Being an Educated Consumer of Statistics
Students examine kinds of data used to report statistics, and create their own statistical report based on any of the four sources of media information (Internet, newspaper, TV, magazine).
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Direct-to-consumer Genetic Testing
If you knew that you were likely to develop Alzheimer's disease in your future, how would it affect your life in the meantime? This and other similar thought-provoking questions are discussed in a lesson plan about the availability of...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Market Basket SMART/ActivInspire Lesson Plan
Inflate your knowledge, not the economy! Pupils learn more about inflation with detailed worksheets and exciting activities such as role play, an interactive PowerPoint presentation, and a project in which they design a podcast on...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
The Cost of College: Financing Your Education
With college tuition at an all-time high, high school students must consider the financial obligations of attending higher education, as well as the impact of college on future career opportunities. Pupils will complete worksheets,...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding how consumers think is key to staying in business. Show high schoolers how their buying behavior really does affect the way the economy works with an informative video from Crash Course Economics. The video illustrates the...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Becoming a Wise Consumer: Creating a Budget
Can your teenagers afford their lifestyle choices? After they've learned about unit pricing (this activity is linked), a personal budgeting activity has learners track their spending for an entire week. Groups begin by defining needs and...
7th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Focus on Economic Data: Consumer Price Index and Inflation, January 2012
Using the latest updates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Price Index, learners conduct economic data analysis. They examine the charts, graphs, and websites provided to draw conclusions on current and future economic...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Avoiding Consumer Fraud: Financial Scams and Schemes
Young consumers get a hefty dose of information on how fraud can put their financial health at risk. The resource provides detailed lecture notes, scaffolded notetaking sheets, vocabulary worksheets, transparencies, and seven links to...
9th - 12th Health
Super Bowl: History and Anthology
The educational opportunities are overwhelming with this (almost) complete anthology and history of every Super Bowl since 1968. Excite your football enthusiasts with information that can be used to create cross-curricular activities in...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Consumer Price Index and Inflation
Extensive explanation, charts, and links help young economists understand inflation, changes in the Consumer Price Index, and economic indicators. The lesson includes fun online tools such as an inflation calculator and an assessment,...
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History