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Subject: Social Studies (12)
Title: Writing Roulette: Walmart Sells Everything!!! 
Description: As a part of the study of Economics, the students will cooperatively write an essay using terms associated with the basics of economics.  In cooperative learning groups of four students will use a word list and prior knowledge to construct a well written essay on needs, wants, goods and services provided by a company. 


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Subject: Finance (9 - 12), or Mathematics (9 - 12), or Social Studies (12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: To Market, To Market- Learning and Teaching About Investing in Stocks
Description: This is a technology-based lesson to provide students an opportunity to research and select companies to invest in by 'purchasing' stocks. Students are responsible for tracking and reporting results of investments, as well as creating a beginers' guide to investing in the stock market using available web 2.0 tools.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12), or Social Studies (12)
Title: Introduction to Financial Markets This lesson plan is adapted from The Basics of Saving and Investing - Investor Education 2020.
Description: High school students of today are the investors of tomorrow. Students must understand, however, that they do not have to be rich to start investing! Certainly, financial markets will play a major role in the life of today's high school student. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Podcast: Chuck Hoberman inspires the next generation (Part 2)     
Description:
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Thinkfinity Informational Materials


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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Transportation in America Classroom Activity Guide     
Description: This activity guide accompanies the exhibition America on the Move . It delivers a variety of historical primary source materials from the exhibition directly to your classroom. Through these documents and activities, students can build a deeper understanding of how transportation shaped American commerce, communities, landscapes, and population migrations. It is one of the many resources connected to the online exhibition entitled America on the Move , which focuses on transportation in US history.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Doodles, Drafts and Designs: Industrial Drawings from the Smithsonian     
Description: Engineers, inventors, and designers produce drawings as part of their creative process. They draw to work out and refine concepts and details. They draw to persuade. They draw to give direction. And they draw to record their ideas and to learn from others. This exhibition presents examples of industrial drawings in the collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Students will learn about American industrial creativity by looking at industrial drawings, considering their aesthetic value as well as their importance to the design process. An innovators gallery allows students to explore the achievements of a variety of American innovators-from designers and engineers to inventors and manufacturers. Students can also view all of the objects included in the exhibition or can examine a selected number of objects that have been placed in thematic categories. A resources page includes an extensive bibliography and a brief list of recommended websites.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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