Lesson 2: In the Aftermath

Don't wait for a crisis to get your finances together. An economics lesson demonstrates the importance of understanding crucial documents, banking basics, and financial tools with the focus on Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and its effects.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create an interdisciplinary unit between language arts, economics, and earth science
  • Organize a tour of a local bank or credit union
  • If learners are too young to remember Hurricane Katrina, add additional background information to the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Provides formats for both Smart Board and PowerPoint with the same information on each
  • The second lesson of four in an economics unit
Pros

  • Provides links to all auxiliary materials, including slides, teacher resource sheets, and videos
  • Connects abstract economic concepts to a real-world solution
Cons

  • None