High schoolers explore the job responsibilities of a travel agent. In this career lesson, students discuss and role-play specific details of what a travel agent must do at the beginning of the day prior to opening.
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NASA Paves Way for Commercial Space Exploration
Students examine the privatization of NASA. In this space exploration lesson, students investigate the Obama administration's policies to privatize some of NASA's flight operations. PBS news videos are referenced in this lesson and...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Imaginary Trip to South Korea
Students "visit" South Korea through the use of technology, in a fun, and stimulating, detailed project. They arrange travel, make choices, work through a budget, learn history, have exposure to language, and get a sense of what a...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
A Public Hearing on a Proposed Airport: Economic Boon or Environmental Mistake?
How can the decisions of local government impact each individual citizen? Your class members will take on the roles of shareholders and consider a proposal to build an airport in their community. Working in groups, they will make...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Executive Command
Take on the role of president of the United States with this interactive online game, which will acquaint your learners with the various responsibilities of the executive branch of government. While not an in-depth or complex resource,...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Teen America Travels New England
Students simulate the role of a travel agent to understand how to read and use road maps. They plan a bus trip through New England for a group of travelers that includes, bus travel, meals and attractions. They plan the distance that...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
Journalism in War Time: What Does the Public Need to Know?
A viewing of the documentary War Feels Like War, launches an exploration of the importance of accurate and comprehensive war reporting. Groups investigate various news agencies and assess the factors that influence their stories. A...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Who Won the Space Race?
Modern animation presents an overview of the history of space exploration. Beginning with Sputnik in 1957, the international space race was on. Eventually, space exploration became, not a competition, but rather a collaboration. Also,...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable