Using My Money Wisely
Middle schoolers discuss the costs and benefits of spending and saving their money. They identify a decision-making process to money decisions. They also examine their opportunity costs.
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The Great Depression/ Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
What was life like during the Great Depression (1929-early 1940’s)? How did the experience of white Americans compare to that of black Americans? Learners tackle these and other questions in a unit that focuses on the Great Depression...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Wish for the Future
What would be your class's ideal world 30 years in the future? What about 100 years? Use a series of activities to discuss globalization, sustainability, scientific contributions to society, and the global community of which your...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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No matter what subject you're teaching, you'll find some fun and innovative ideas for using newspapers in your classroom with a helpful resource. Based on Getting the Most Out of Teaching with Newspapers by Rebecca Olien, the series of...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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Consider how America's founding fathers and their experiences contributed to the rights we all enjoy today. A collection of reading, writing, and collaborative exercises prompt high schoolers to think about the ways their current lives...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Becoming a Wise Consumer: Creating a Budget
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7th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed