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Don't Let This Happen to Your Grandma!

Standard 9: Identity Theft

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 12th

In this lesson, students will understand the essential elements of identity theft and consumer fraud. They will create a PSA-style poster or video about how to avoid identity theft. This lesson includes optional modifications for distance learning. Resources for use in Google Classroom are included. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Don't Let This Happen to Your Grandma!

Standard 9: Identity Theft

Tag Related

  • Games

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • Personal Financial Literacy

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • PFL.9, PFL.9.2, PFL.9.3
More 150 minutes
Time Frame 3-4 class period(s)
Civil Rights for All

Civil Rights Movement

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

This lesson looks at the effects and impact of the Civil Rights movement on other social issues such as the Women's Liberation Movement, the United Farmer Workers coalition, and the American Indian Movement. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Civil Rights for All

Civil Rights Movement

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • U.S. History

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • USH.7.2, USH.7.2C, USH.7.2D, USH.7.2E
More 180 minutes
Time Frame 3-4 class period(s)
What Does It Mean to Be Financially Literate?

Standard 1:  Understanding Financial Literacy

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 12th

Students will create a definition of financial literacy through studying scenarios and understanding financial literacy from the context of the scenarios. The scenarios will ask students to determine if the person described is acting in a financially literate way. From this context, students will create... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
What Does It Mean to Be Financially Literate?

Standard 1:  Understanding Financial Literacy

Tag Related

  • Games

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • Personal Financial Literacy

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • PFL.1, PFL.5
More 60 minutes
Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)
What are the Powers of the President?

Executive Branch

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Students will identify the qualifications of the presidency and determine what powers the president can exercise, as delineated by the constitution. Students will read about how presidents in the past have used executive orders to further a goal or ideal. Students will demonstrate their understanding... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • U.S. Government

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • USG.4.2A, USG.4.2C
More 150 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
Stories of the Great Depression

Great Depression

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Students will compare facts about the Great Depression, a primary source document, and era photos to gain a deeper understanding of the social and economic impact of the Great Depression. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • U.S. History

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • USH.4.2D
More 135 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
Beyond the Zombie Wars

understanding culture

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 11th

Students will be given a fantasy fiction scenario in which they must resettle a country or region of the world that is safe from Zombies. Students will determine what parts of the previous culture of the region they wish to preserve and continue, and which parts they will change and adapt. Students... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Beyond the Zombie Wars

understanding culture

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 11th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • Human Geography, World Geography

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • WG.1, WG.1.3, WG.3.1
More 150 minutes
Time Frame 3-4 class period(s)
Are We Okay?

Mental Health of Teens

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

In this lesson, students analyze the physiological and psychological factors that promote mental health in teens. They brainstorm potential sources of stress and identify strategies to manage stress. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Are We Okay?

Mental Health of Teens

Tag Related

  • Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP)

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • Psychology

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • PS.9, PS.9.1, PS.9.2, PS.9.3
More 3 days
Time Frame 130
Are the Odds in Your Favor?

Standard 12: Gambling

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

In this lesson, students will explore the odds of winning in games of chance and discover the problems associated with gambling. They will participate in a game of dice, read personal stories, and create their own PSAs about the dangers of gambling addiction. This lesson includes optional modifications... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Are the Odds in Your Favor?

Standard 12: Gambling

Tag Related

  • Games

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Financial Literacy, Social Studies

Course Course

  • Personal Financial Literacy

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • PFL.12, PFL.12.1, PFL.12.2
More 150 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
What Inspired the Ideas of the Constitution?

US Government

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Students will examine primary source documents that influenced the framers in the writing of the Constitution. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • U.S. Government

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • USG.2, USG.2.1, USG.2.3
More 100 minutes
Time Frame 2 class period(s)
Understanding Loyalists and Patriots

American Revolution

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th Grade

In this lesson, students will analyze primary source documents to understand the motives of those who supported, opposed, or chose to remain neutral prior to the American Revolution. Students will apply their knowledge of colonists' motivations to open-ended scenarios and then write from the perspective... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • U.S. History

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 8.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.5, 8.1.5A
More 90 minutes
Time Frame 2 class period(s)