The Early 1980s: A Tough Time For Home Builders and Mortgage Bankers
Students see that a mortgage loan is a credit instrument used by homebuyers to finance the purchase of a home. They access websites imbedded in this plan and answer a series of questions about home mortgage loans.
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Home Sweet Home: Purchasing a Place
While the process of buying a home can certainly be overwhelming, give your young adults a leg up for their future by introducing them to the components of a mortgage, as well as exploring the basic concept of credit and how to become...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Text Messaging is Time Consuming! What Gives?
The more you text, the less you study. Have classes test this hypothesis or another question related to text messages. Using real data, learners use technology to create a scatter plot and calculate a regression line. They create a dot...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Learning About Immigration in North Carolina with “A Home on the Field”
Paul Cuadros's A Home on the Field, the story of his attempt to create a soccer team for Hispanic immigrant children in a North Carolina high school, launches an investigation of immigration and the issues immigrants face.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Cold War
Take your instruction on the Cold War to the next level by having learners participate in a group role-playing exercise, working to convey pertinent information and illustrate the intense anxiety related to this time period in the United...
10th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What's all the Yellen About? Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve
Most countries experience an economic slump from time to time. Learn about the ways the Federal Reserve can intervene in a struggling economy before a crisis occurs with a short video from Crash Course Economics that focuses on monetary...
9 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Magellan Circumnavigated the Globe
Circumnavigate means to go around something completely, particularly the world. This is exactly what Ferdinand Magellan did in the late 1400s. Watch a video that explains the wonders and tough times of this magnificent journey.
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Courage “In the Time of the Butterflies”: A Common Core Exemplar
The courage of Las Mariposas, the Mirabal sisters, is the focus of a series of activities designed to accompany a reading of In the Time of the Butterflies that ask readers to consider what it means to be courageous. Beautifully crafted...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed