What Does the Nation Consume?
Students explore what the nation consumes and how it's measured by the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
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The United States Flag as a Symbol
Though September 11 was the most devastating attack on American soil, it was not the first. Middle schoolers discuss the symbolism of the American flag pulled from the debris at the World Trade Center, and how the flag connects to that...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Becoming a Wise Consumer: Creating a Budget
Can your teenagers afford their lifestyle choices? After they've learned about unit pricing (this lesson is linked), a personal budgeting activity has learners track their spending for an entire week. Groups begin by defining needs and...
7th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
What the United Nations Does for Us
Students examine the importance of the United Nations. For this United Nations lesson, students discuss the United Nations organization, flag, and emblem. Students also discuss and research information on the Millennium Declaration the...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Does Your Vote Count? The Electoral College Explained
What exactly is the electoral college and how does it operate in a presidential election? While this can seem confusing to young citizens, help demystify this body of individuals who are designated to formally elect the president and...
5 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable