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Thinking About Shopping and Spending
Students list and discuss recent commercials they have viewed. They identify advantages and disadvantages of the advertised items, and write about the effects of advertising, planned spending and spontaneous spending.
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After discussing personal financing with your class, consider following up with this well-rounded introduction to government spending. The resource includes reading documents and worksheets, and covers topics as the federal deficit and...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Overexposed: Sexting and Relationships
Sexting can be risky, but do your pupils understand the possible consequences and how to deal with tricky situations? Start your lesson plan off with a brief discussion about communication and a video about a real-life sexting issue. The...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Kindness Counts: Understanding Charitable Giving
Financial literacy is generally focused on personal spending and saving, but consider an opportunity to talk to your pupils about how charitable giving can also factor into money management and how it can enhance life for both oneself...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Learning About the Federal Budget: “Get a Pencil, You’re Tackling the Deficit!”
Your class members have been selected by the president to help solve the budget crisis as part of a special deficit commission. After learning about fiscal policy, economic theories, and the federal budget through a detailed PowerPoint...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Crusades - Pilgrimage or Holy War?
Walk your learners through the progression of the Crusades, discovering the political and religious motivations along the way, learning about such famous figures as Saladin and Richard the Lionheart, and considering the real historical...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Intro to Economics
There's an opportunity cost to everything you do, but it's minimal when you're learning about an applicable topic like economics. Join the Crash Course team as they introduce a 35-part video series on economics and briefly address some...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Growing up within a culture leaves a lot of ideas and values unspoken. Take a closer look at the cultures in which your learners live with a discussion activity that addresses cultural identity and traits of those living within the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Time Should Black Friday Sales Start?
Young bloggers respond to an article which describes the controversy of Black Friday starting on Thanksgiving night instead of the day after. Target employees were outraged that the store decided to open on Thanksgiving night, which...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History