The purpose of this lesson is to introduce learners to the complex economic world of credit and credit cards. The learners will identify the uses as well as the abuses of credit and credit cards, and explore ways to effectively utilize them so that they will be better able to spend, save, invest...
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Unit: Using and Abusing Credit
Researching from the perspective of one type of scientist, youth become experts on the attributes of a tropical rainforest as well as the threats to its health and impact on the globe. Youth work in teams of four to make a collage poster and presentation....
Working with current statistics, youth articulate the repercussions of rainforest destruction and how this destruction may personally affect them if deforestation continues at its present pace....
Students research and present information on the pros and cons of various types of renewable energy. Student groups make a plan to advocate for energy stewardship in the community.
Unit: People Who Work
Unit: Take a Breath Now
Learners will research the lives of key Americans, from the colonial period through Reconstruction, who advanced science and improved the common good. Learner research will be summarized using the obituary literary format.
Students write to pen pals in a different community and discuss ideas related to a service project. For example, the pen pals may plan and monitor a canned-good donation project.