The Election of FDR and the New Deal

Learn about the New Deal and the election of FDR. Teaching Objectives: Students will understand some of the New Deal programs initiated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his administration to alleviate the effects of the Great Depression. Students will understand the lasting effects of the New Deal programs. Suggested Grade Level 5th – 8th Grade … Continue reading The Election of FDR and the New Deal

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Good Times and Hard Times in America

Learn about good times and bad times in the United States in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Teaching Objectives: Students will be to identify the automobile, movie and radio industries as indicative of prosperity in the U.S. in the 1920’s. Students will be able to name the first “talkie” and tell what year it was produced. … Continue reading Good Times and Hard Times in America

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The Gold Rush – Impact and Expansion

Students will learn about various gold rushes, including the California, Colorado, and Alaska Gold Rushes. Teaching Objectives: Students will understand of the major events surrounding the California, Colorado, and Alaska Gold Rushes. Students will understand the impact of the Gold Rushes on western expansion in the U.S. Students will understand many important issues surrounding U.S. … Continue reading The Gold Rush – Impact and Expansion

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For Plant Lovers Only: Becoming a Botanist

Learn what botanists are, where they work, and how a person can become a botanist. Teaching Objectives: Students will be able to explain what a botanist is and what kinds of activities a botanist might do. Students will be able to describe five sub-specialties in the field of botany. Students will be able to name … Continue reading For Plant Lovers Only: Becoming a Botanist

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A Career with Bugs: Becoming an Entomologist

Learn what entomologists are, where they work, and how a person can become an entomologist. Teaching Objectives: Students will be able to explain what an entomologist is and what kinds of activities they might do. Students will be able to describe two sub-specialties in the field of entomology. Students will be able to name places … Continue reading A Career with Bugs: Becoming an Entomologist

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Comparison Shopping – Needs and Wants

This lesson introduces students to the basics of comparison shopping. Teaching Objectives: Understand how to carefully consider alternatives before making a purchase. Suggested Grade Level 3rd Grade – 6th Grade Lesson Excerpt: This lesson introduces students to the concepts associated with comparison shopping and choosing the best option. The activities in this lesson will introduce … Continue reading Comparison Shopping – Needs and Wants

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How Money Grows Through Saving and Investing

This lesson introduces students to the basics of how money grows through saving and investing. Teaching Objectives: Consider alternative ways to help money grow through savings. Apply simple math concepts to determine the future value of money. Introduce students to the concept of investment risk. Suggested Grade Level 3rd Grade – 6th Grade Lesson Excerpt: … Continue reading How Money Grows Through Saving and Investing

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Money Responsibility

This lesson introduces students to the concept of being responsible for managing money through accurate record-keeping. Teaching Objectives: Apply math skills to balance a spending plan. Recognize the importance of keeping purchase records. Gain an understanding of spending behavior outcomes. Suggested Grade Level 3rd Grade – 6th Grade Lesson Excerpt: Successful money management includes keeping … Continue reading Money Responsibility

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Allowances and Spending Plans

Students learn an introduction to allowances. Teaching Objectives: Recognize how to divide an allowance into a spending plan. Learn how to balance income and expenses. Gain confidence in preparing spending plans. Suggested Grade Level 3rd Grade – 6th Grade Lesson Excerpt: Children in grades three through six are capable of managing small amounts of money. … Continue reading Allowances and Spending Plans

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Caring for the Trees: Becoming an Arborist

Learn about arborists, where they work, and how a person can become an arborist. Teaching Objectives: Students will be able to explain what an arborist is and what kinds of activities an arborist might do. Students will be able to list several places where an arborist might work. Students will be able to define the … Continue reading Caring for the Trees: Becoming an Arborist

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