ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Social Studies (7)
Title: That's All I Have to Spend for a Whole Month?
Description: As a part of the study of personal economics, students will research a career, costs of rent, insurance, food, transportation, etc. and prepare a monthly budget based on their research.
Subject: Social Studies (7), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Personal Economics
Description: Students will be able to explain the various services available to protect consumer rights. They will develop a PowerPoint presentation in their student achievement teams which contains the required information along with a question section. This presentation will then be used in class for a review activity prior to testing.
"What Hath God Wrought": A Brief History of Recorded Sound
This podcast can be used by either technology teachers or Civics teachers. Technology teachers can use it to teach the use and possibilities of the new technologies. The civics teacher can use it to open up discussion on laws and regulations involving those same technologies; as well as the history of recorded music up to today. The podcast uses hip, cutting edge references to the internet and its associated uses, so kids will "get" it, but it also contains information that parents can use to help them understand their child's use of the internet.
Thinkfinity Interactive Games
Subject: Social Studies
Title: Xpedition Hall
Description: Built around the National Geography Standards, Xpedition Hall is a virtual museum that is filled with interactive exhibits designed to provoke reflection on how human beings shape and are shaped by the world in which we live. The Hall contains one exhibit for each of standard, and groups these exhibits into six galleries, which correspond to the standards six underlying '' elements.'' Students use can use an image or map of the Hall to navigate through the exhibits.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12