Lemonade For Sale!
Students evaluate production methods. The recognize risks and rewards of entrepreneurship. Students analyze data for informed decision-making. They compare against class members and discuss their strategies at the end of the business day.
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
Imagine what it was like to be a slave in the United States in 1845. Eighth graders are given an opportunity to experience life from the point of view of Frederick Douglass as they read and discuss an annotated passage from Narrative of...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, Written by Himself
Foster reader confidence when encountering complex text and reinforce the skills readers have acquired to build and extend their understanding of text. The plan uses a section of Douglass’ narrative as an exemplar text. Directions for...
8th - 11th English Language Arts
When is a Wind Farm a Good Investment?
When will a wind farm pay for itself? Individuals calculate the anticipated annual revenue for two proposed wind farms. By comparing the number of years it takes to pay back the initial investment, they determine which site makes the...
6th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The Story of Supply and Demand: Cabbage Patch Dolls, Beanie Babies,
Seventh graders define terms supply and demand, identify what happens when demand exceeds supply and vice versa, explain how supply and demand affect choices, explain how supply and demand affect prices, and apply concepts in a simulated...
7th Social Studies & History
Why Do I Want All This Stuff?
How do advertisers influence consumers? The big idea here is that once consumers understand the factors that influence their desire for a product or service, they are better able to consider substitute and/or complementary products.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Calculating Profits from Selling Virtual Lemonade
Students set up and collect data for a virtual lemonade stand. In this entrepreneurship, economics, and technology lesson plan, students purchase ingredients, determine costs, and set up a virtual lemonade stand. Students consider...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Shedding Light On An Invisible Problem
Students explore the lives of homeless people, focusing particularly on Students. They develop ideas to increase awareness about this issue and create campaigns that educate their peers about the large number of homeless students and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts