The Price of Gasoline: What's Behind It?
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Young scholars examine the variables involved in the cost of oil. They study how OPEC is not the only factor that influences the price of gasoline.
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The Power of Nonviolence: What Is Nonviolence? What Does It Cost?
Your young learners will delve into the language of primary source documents in order to identify the characteristics, benefits, and costs of nonviolence. The lesson includes a mix of activities, including an anticipatory activity,...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Royal Seal What Can It Tell Us?
Analyze the images and details of the Great Seal of Queen Elizabeth I, and discover clues that reveal how one of the greatest monarchs in the history of England wished to be seen and respected. This is a great way to discuss how even to...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
When is a Wind Farm a Good Investment?
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6th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
What Is the American Dream?
How do you describe the American Dream? What motivates others to immigrate to the United States, and why do some groups have trouble attaining the American Dream? Your learners will consider these questions as they explore figurative...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Real Story Behind Archimedes' Eureka!
Can a boat the size of a palace possibly float? Discover how a king and a famous Ancient Greek mathematician named Archimedes answered this question, and explore the history behind Archimedes' principle and how a law of physics that is...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Does It Cost? Wages and Expenses in Historical Context
Students research the relative value of a historical dollar. They use old newspapers to find costs for food, housing, clothing, and transportation and then calculate the number of hours a worker would need to be employed to live...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
What's Your Angle? (Business Marketing)
Use model based inquiry to help your students understand the concepts behind marketing, advertisements, and competition in the consumer market. They will come up with a product they want to sell, use the Internet to answer questions...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History