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The Rising Cost of College: Tuition, Financial Aid, and Price Discrimination

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are average college tuition and fees really rising in the United States? Here is a fascinating take on the rising cost of college tuition and how price discrimination may explain what is often seen as an insurmountable cost for higher...
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Waves : An Alternative Energy Source

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students evaluate the feasibility of wave energy as an alternative source of energy.  In this alternative energy source lesson students are introduced to renewable and nonrenewable energy and study energy production.
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On the Court with...Michael Jordan

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students use a decision-making model as they make simulated choices about their future education. In this decision-making lesson, students read a book about Michael Jordan and discuss choices he made. Then, students examine how their...
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On the Court with... Michael Jordan

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Pupils learn foundational economic concepts and consider the importance of decision-making, how to evaluate choices and alternatives, and the benefits of consistent training and practice by learning about the early life of Michael Jordan.
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Unintended Consequences

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What would your class members say to the opportunity to take two years off of school between grades 10 and 11? Examine the economic concepts of costs, benefits, and unintended consequences with this unique and engaging approach.
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Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Where to begin? With the vocational education that provides the skills necessary to gain economic security or with a Liberal Arts education? As part of a study of leaders of the civil rights movement, class members compare and contrast...
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Global Health Issues

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Examine global health issues and the philanthropic efforts of Bill Gates. Working in groups, your class will research selected diseases focusing on symptoms, transmission, and prevention. They also conclude by writing grant proposals to...
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Preparing to Read the Anchor Text

For Teachers 7th Standards
A journal reflection on the Japanese epigraph, "Fall seven times, stand up eight" from Ben Mikaelson's Touching Spirit Bear launches a study of how authors use literary devices like the epigraph and flashbacks develop their themes and to...
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Looking at Things from Different Angles

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Junior geometers define and provide examples of different angles. Acting as emerging engineers, they take hands-on and computer-centered approaches to explore an alternate interior, alternate exterior, adjacent, corresponding, right,...
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Overcoming Personal Road Blocks

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A preparatory video describes supports available on most college campuses for those who face challenges to their success. The faculty discusses ways to ask for help and alternative means of completing coursework. 
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Why Study Nurse Shark Mating?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Discover basic information about nurse sharks and read articles describing recent studies in the Florida Keys. To show their textual understanding, learners write grant proposals as if they are scientists wanting to research nurse shark...
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Who Has Seen the Wind? Harnessing Alternative Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students assess the importance of wind power in generating energy. In this earth science lesson, students analyze the factors affecting wind power in certain locations. They select a potential site for wind turbines and explain why their...
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Romeo and Juliet

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
"Oh Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?" The classic play by Shakespeare goes digital through a version that contains audio and PDF versions of the text. Additionally, each act and scene displays the Flesch-Kincaid readability level...
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Bacteria Sampling

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars explore the procedure for bacteria sampling in a virtual lab by first walking through a detailed step-by-step procedure of preparing the samples of raw milk and pasteurized milk, growing the bacteria, and comparing results....
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Beyond Fossil Fuels

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students can benefit from an education on renewable energy.
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So How Much Are You Really Paying for that Loan?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Loans are rarely provided without a cost. Pupils evaluate the high cost of using a payday loan or payday advance through discussion and worksheets, and finally work in groups to develop short public service announcements that outline the...
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A Penny Saved

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Budgeting, net vs. gross pay, savings, and fees are all key elements of personal financing and essential for your class members to learn about as young adults.
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Glo Goes Shopping

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Making decisions can be very difficult. Show your class one way to evaluate choices with this lesson plan, which is inspired by the book Glo Goes Shopping. Learners practicing using a decision-making grid with the content of the story...
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Biomass as a Fuel

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils assess the value of biomass as an alternative fuel source. In this biomass lesson, students explain the relationship of photosynthesis and carbon cycle to the biomass process. They assess the value of biomass to the agriscience...
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The Pickle Patch Bathtub

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students create a savings plan based on savings goals. In this savings and economics lesson, students are introduced the concept of savings and financial choices through the book The Pickle Patch Bathtub, then students create their own...
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So Few of Me

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students examine making choices when one person is presented with many options, but can only choose one activity. In this decision-making and scarcity lesson, students are introduced to the topic by reading So Few of Me as the students...
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Uncle Jed's Barbershop

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine productive resources. In this economics lesson, 4th graders read a book about a man who saves money to buy his own barbershop. After reading, students get into groups to play a game to learn about savings.
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Discovering Plants and Animals

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Exploring the backyard, the school yard, the gardens, and the Internet, small children discover the world around them. The bugs, animals, and plants are alive, but is the lawn mower? An engaging activity that will help them understand...
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The Rule of Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What functions do laws serve in our society? Your learners will be guided through several interactive activities to address this question, and to consider the impact of rule of law in American society.