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Students discuss what expected value is, they are introduced to the concept of varyting payoffs. Students use a computer simulation of a "real world" example where expected value is used.
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A Case Study of Presidential Inaugurations: Kennedy and Obama
How do the inauguration ceremonies of a president-elect reflect the values of that president? This is the question presented to government students as they research and compare the inaugurations of John F. Kennedy in 1961 and...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Is a College Cap and Gown a Financial Ball and Chain?
What is the value of a bachelor's degree, and how does this compare to the costs of attending college? Answer this question using an excellent article that includes recent data and a list of additional links and resources, as well as a...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Money and Inﬂation: A Functional Relationship
What is the difference between money and bartering, and how is money valued when considering inflation? Delve into the correlation between these fundamental components of economics with this detailed resource, which consists of reading...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Comparative Systems Worksheet
Here is an excellent learning exercise 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...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How are Pandyas different than Chispas? Explore cultural norms and societal behaviors with an engaging role-play activity. Split into groups of two hypothetical cultural groups, the formal Pandyas and the sociable Chispas, and another...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Skill Building for Educational and Vocational Advancement
Over ten weeks, 8th graders refine their visions of future careers, develop skills needed to write resumes and business letters, and learn to make a strong impression at interviews. Three specific activities are included, but mostly the...
8th - 9th Social Studies & History
Seeing Things From the Someone Else's Point of View
Students attempt to see the world from someone else's perspective. In this Peace Corps instructional activity, students read "Sharing in Africa." The piece challenges readers to consider how show respect for the cultural values of others...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History