Building Your Business
Twelfth graders make decisions in a group, lead a business group, and document progress in a journal. They compete against other peer business groups, relate business decisions to stock prices, and assess goals of software.
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Practice Test of Influences on the US Economy
What is monetary policy? What naturally follows from economic expansion? What is the definition of outsourcing? These are just a few of the 20 questions in this multiple choice assessment on influences of the United States economy, which...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Vietnam War & its Impact on American Society
Foster discussion in your advanced high school history class with primary sources from the Vietnam War era. After a timeline activity involving manipulatives, pupils get down to business analyzing and categorizing the document set. All...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Documentary Film Screening
Watching documentaries is a good way to become well-informed about important issues. Middle and high schoolers organize a screening of a chosen documentary that describes current crises around the world, including homelessness, hunger,...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Economics of a Cupcake Factory
Sal is starting a cupcake factory and walks learners through the cost and profit calculations necessary to any new business. He uses simple numbers for the start-up costs, overhead, product price, and cost per cupcake. Sal writes out the...
11 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Banking 2: A bank's income statement
Using his example of a growing village bank, Sal (the narrator) explains the ins and outs of the banking business, mostly from the perspective of the banker. This point of view can be helpful for people who see the bank as an institution...
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math
Why It Pays to Work Hard
Hard work is the second of Richard St. John's "8 Traits Successful People Have in Common." Many young learners believe that in order to be successful, one needs to have a great deal of talent or intelligence; however, after interviewing...
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Identifying Career Interests in the Volunteer and Government Sectors
Here is a great way to give your class a real-life job experience, while also serving the community. They explore a variety of volunteer opportunities to build career interests, gain work experience, and help their community grow. This...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Walk Through Your Neighborhood
Students explore their neighborhood. In this society lesson, students discuss their neighborhood and why they like it or not. Students gather information from neighborhood organizations and talk with their local city planning department.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History