Lesson 4: Back to School

Based on your current level of human capital, how long would it take you to earn $1,000,000? What about your potential human capital? Learners explore the importance of education and experience when entering the workforce, and compare their ability to earn a living now versus in the future.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Connect to a unit on career planning and readiness
  • Have learners complete the first few steps of the lesson at home to assess their current human capital
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires five to seven 45-minute periods to complete the lesson
  • Instruction comes in Smart Board and Powerpoint formats; the information presented is the same
  • The final part of a four-section economics unit

  • Includes worksheets, links to videos, presentations, and additional activities to reinforce understanding
  • Addresses applicable, real-life skills

  • None