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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12), Information Technology (9 - 12)
Title: Multimedia Careers
Description: Students may be surprised that Computer Careers aren’t all found under “Computer” in the Occupation Handbook. Students will conduct guided research of careers related to Multimedia Design and/or Multimedia Publication course objectives.  They will then focus on one career. The goal is to present the information to someone who isn’t familiar with the assignment, as if the student has picked a career and is defending his decision. They will create a presentation in free Google Docs to summarize information about the career, where to get training, accreditation, certification, and a job. This is a commerce and information technology lesson plan.  This lesson should be taught near the end of the school year after students have had a taste of the various multimedia skills covered in the class. Students share the presentation and post a link to a Moodle database for easy access.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: Protecting Your Identity
Description: Students will create a database of Identity (ID) Theft Protection Services. Students will create a database report with recommendation regarding individual companies' that provide identity theft protection services and which company has the best product for the price. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12), Career Cluster Electives (9 - 12)
Title: Who Am I? What Have I Done? Where Am I Going?
Description: This is a project-based lesson plan designed to guide students through the creation of a digital career portfolio.  This lesson is only a guide based on the requirements from a Career Tech Student Organization. This is a Commerce and Information Technology Lesson Plan. Students will use the same rubric throughout the process to maximize learning opportunity.


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Subject: Finance (9 - 12)
Title: If You're Working With My Money...
Description: In this lesson, students will handle money by opening a cash fund, arranging the money in a cash drawer, make change, and reconcile the cash drawer at the end of a business day. After learning the procedure for handling and reconciling the cash drawer, students will write a job description for the position. This is a commerce and information technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12), Career Cluster Electives (9 - 12)
Title: Marketing Your Business
Description: Marketing is the activities of a company associated with buying and selling a product or service. It includes advertising, selling, and delivering products to people. In order to successfully market and sell your products and /or services to customers, it is necessary to have a marketing plan. A Marketing Plan should address the 4 P’s of Marketing: Product, Place, Price, and Promotion. Students will produce a marketing plan using the marketing mix (4 P’s) for a fictitious business they have created. This is a Commerce and Information Technology project-based lesson plan.


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Subject: Career Cluster Electives (9 - 12)
Title: How much will this lifestyle cost?
Description: Students will create a detailed monthly budget using a spreadsheet. The budget will depend on an individual’s earning potential as determined by career choice and education. This is a project-based, Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: Christmas Creations
Description: Students will create their own Christmas ornaments and gift labels. Students must be able to set up the formatting for these documents appropriately using graphic design software.  (Please also see project-based lesson plan attachment.) This is a Commerce and Information Technology Lesson Plan.


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Subject: English Language Arts (9)
Title: Do You Know How? A Technical Manual for Using Highly Technical 21st Century Devices
Description: Students will write in a technical genre. "Technical writing conveys specific information about a technical subject to a specific audience for a specific purpose. The words and graphics of technical writing are meant to be practical: that is, to communicate a body of factual information that will help an audience understand a subject or carry out a task." —Michael H. Markel Director of Technical Communication Boise State University Portions of this lesson were adapted from Micron - Writing in the Workplace. This is a Commerce and Information Technology Project-Based Lesson Plan.


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Subject: Finance (9 - 12)
Title: Financial Lessons From A Hurricane
Description: Students will participate in Katrina’s Classroom curriculum provided by the Federal Reserve Bank.  The lesson emphasizes the importance of being prepared for a financial emergency. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: Career Plans
Description: The project will consist of Internet research and Modern Language Association (MLA) style reports created in Microsoft Word. Each student will create their own report. This project will give students an opportunity to increase their knowledge about their career choice. This is a Commerce and Technology Information lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: My Career Plans Presentation
Description: Students will research a career of their choice. A PowerPoint presentation will be created and presented to the class. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: Preparing for Tax Day
Description: This unit is to expose students to different types of earnings, determine gross earning, calculate payroll deductions, and net pay. This project will have students journalize payment of payroll, employer payroll taxes, and payment of payroll tax. Also, students will research tax tables and complete federal and state tax forms. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: What is Commerce and Information Technology, FBLA and DECA? Kiosk It!
Description: Students will set up a kiosk which has been created to display a multimedia presentation about the school's Commerce and Information Technology Department and student organizations. The kiosk demonstration may take place during the school's Open House, Freshmen Orientation, etc. This is a Commerce and Information Technology Project-Based Lesson Plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: Snail Mail or E-Mail Blast! Which Proves More Effective?
Description: Students will use business letters and email to recruit professional members for the Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO) using the Chamber of Commerce member listing. This lesson plan is targeted toward Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). However, this lesson could be adapted by any CTSO.This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: Correspondence for the Real World
Description: As future employees, students should be aware of the various forms of business correspondence. Students will learn how to use wizards and templates from a word processing software to create business letters. This project allows students to research a career of interest and use real-world data to compose letters of inquiry requesting information from individuals in the community that are actively employed in the career field that they are interested in. This is project-based, Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: Is My Checkbook Balanced?
Description: In this lesson, students will write checks, complete and record deposits, reconcile a bank statement, journalize bank statement transactions, and check for errors. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: CTSO Recruitment for the “Tech Savvy”
Description: Career Tech Student Organization (CTSO) should be an integral part of Commerce Information Technology courses. This lesson will allow students to take an active role in promoting their CTSO organization. This lesson is an ideal teamwork activity in which students teams will be responsible for creating a Marketing Pamphlet utilizing photo’s taken from previous and current year activities. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Information Technology (9 - 12)
Title: Warning! An Identity Theft Brochure
Description: Create a brochure that warns young adults about Identity Theft and Phishing. This brochure is created from information from the FDIC website. This is a Commerce and Information Technology Lesson Plan.


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Subject: Finance (9 - 12)
Title: It’s A Wonderful Life—The Roaring Twenties, Stock Market Crash, The Great Depression
Description: The students will use the Internet to research the Roaring Twenties, The Stock Market Crash, and The Great Depression. They will also watch the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” to see how people lived through these three dramatic eras. They will then create a PowerPoint presentation that reflects their knowledge of this dramatic time in United States history. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: Understanding Relevant Laws in the Workforce
Description: After students read and take notes from lecture on human relations, students will compare and contrast labor laws before the 19th Century to the present. Students will key comparison of laws in MLA report format. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: English Language Arts (10), Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12), Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Creating a Business Letter Using Mail Merge
Description: In this lesson, students will learn to use the mail merge feature of their word processing software. They will utilize the Internet for research, compose a business letter, and key the letter using mail merge. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: Your Schedule on the Web. Writing your first web page in basic HTML.
Description: Students will be shown an overview of the language of the web. Students will be shown the most popular HTML tags that are commonly used. They will then work with the teacher to create their first HTML page. This is an Commerce and Information Technology Lesson Plan.


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Subject: English Language Arts (8 - 9), Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: Cybersafety
Description: This lesson is designed to increase student awareness of the concept that there are dangers associated with Internet usage. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan. This lesson was adapted from iSafe.org and personalized for my school setting.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: Create an Event Collage that illustrates a special event at your school.
Description: Creating composite pictures Students learn how to use a graphics program such as Photoshop Elements to composite many pictures into an Event Collage. This is a Commerce and Information Technology Lesson Plan.


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Subject: English Language Arts (10), Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: Career Choices
Description: Students use information from personal assessments regarding work skills, personal values, and personal interests to conduct research about a suggested career. Students will then create a brochure reflecting research. These brochures will be shared with the Albertville High School counselors office. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: Can I Afford This House?
Description: In this lesson, students will prepare a spreadsheet that provides information about purchasing a house. Using functions and formulas, they will determine if they can afford the house. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: "Advertising Design Principles Project"
Description: Students will analyze a magazine advertisement and answer basic desktop publishing questions about this particular advertisement. Students will present their advertisement and analysis to the class. Before designing projects of their own this project allows students to become familiar with the basic desktop publishing design concepts. This is a Commerce and Information Technology Lesson Plan.


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Subject: Marketing, Sales, and Service (9 - 12)
Title: International Business Cultures and Marketing Strategy
Description: This lesson has students research business practices in different countries and create a PowerPoint Presentation that they will share with the class. Students will prepare support materials to accompany their presentations. This is a Commerce and Information Technology Lesson Plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12), Mathematics (9 - 12)
Title: What's The Real Cost of That Car?
Description: This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan. A project requiring research, critical thinking and complex decision-making about factoring all the costs of purchasing a large ticket item... a car.


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Subject: Information Technology (9 - 12), Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Which Internet Service is Right for Me?
Description: Students will investigate different options for Internet access including options and pricing and make decisions about which Internet service is best for a given scenario. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Finance (9 - 12)
Title: Exploring Financial Management Careers.
Description: This lesson explores careers in Financial Management and Investment Planning. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Information Technology (9 - 12)
Title: How am I Connected to the Internet?
Description: Students will create a network topology map of a computer lab and show data flow using Microsoft PowerPoint or comparable software, . This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: Which Style Will You Choose?
Description: Students will create a brochure on management leadership styles and determine which style(s) of leadership they feel they would use if they become managers. Students will demonstrate efficient Internet searching skills to collect information for brochure. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: What is Multimedia?
Description: This lesson will define multimedia and how it is used in education, business and the community. Students will research and evaluate various software used in creating multimedia projects and develop a tri-fold brochure to display their findings. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: Famous Entrepreneurs
Description: This lesson will require students to utilize the Internet to identify characteristics and traits of successful entrepreneurs. They will create a presentation and present it to the class. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Finance (9 - 12), Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: How Much is My Inventory Worth?
Description: In this lesson, students will estimate costs of inventory and cost-of-goods sold using inventory valuation methods. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12), Social Studies (12)
Title: Introduction to Financial Markets
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: English Language Arts (9), Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: Is A Legal Career Right For You?
Description: This is a 3-part project; however, you may opt to omit 1 part. Students will investigate a career related to the legal profession to determine the various aspects of the career. In addition, students will create a PowerPoint presentation to share with the class and construct a written report to allow for personal reflection. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: Regulation of Financial Markets
Description: This lesson will aid in understanding the basics of state, federal, and industry oversight and help students know the extent and limits of consumer protection by these entities. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Marketing, Sales, and Service (9 - 12)
Title: We All Scream for Ice Cream! A Marketing Plan.
Description: This lesson is a an activity that allows students to analyze the Four P's of the marketing mix and determine the target market for three ice cram brands. This lesson is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Finance (9 - 12), Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Retire in Style!
Description: This lesson will explore several investment options and the risks involved with each. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Technology Education (9 - 12), Information Technology (9 - 12)
Title: Disaster Recovery for Dummies
Description: The students use hardware and software to recover information from a server. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: One If By Land, Two If By Sea. . ., or Three If By Air.
Description: This lesson will compare the pros and cons of each type of shipping option available to businesses. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: Charge It?
Description: In this lesson, students will select appropriate and inappropriate uses of credit cards by role-playing a college student who must choose to either use cash or a credit card to pay for a variety of real-life scenarios. This lesson plan is adapted from “The Credit Safari” lesson plan at The Consumer Jungle. The origianl lesson can be found at http://fefe.arizona.edu/system/files/The_Credit_Safari.doc. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Finance (9 - 12), Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Insurance to Protect My Home
Description: This lesson will compare types of dwelling insurance such as condo, renter, and homeowners. The types of insurance will be defined, and the items covered will be identified. Also, within the homeowners category, the levels of coverage will be explored. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: English Language Arts (12), Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: "Getting the Job" - Proficiency in Composition
Description: This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan. Advanced word processing skills are a must for students entering the workforce or pursuing higher education.  This lesson will help students achieve proficiency in creating effective employment correspondence. Students must demonstrate proficiency by creating a solicited letter, personal resume, and follow-up letter based on a specific job ad.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: HTML Personal Web Site
Description: Students will create a personal Web site consisting of a home page and three additional pages. A variety of images will be used including images from digital cameras, scanners, and the Internet. The Web site must also include a theme, bulleted and numbered lists, tables, a marquee, and JavaScript. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Finance (9 - 12), Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: The Right Car Insurance
Description: This lesson is designed to have students investigate insurance products for vehicles. As part of the lesson they will compare quotes as part of the parents' policy and as their own policy. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Marketing, Sales, and Service (9 - 12)
Title: Publicity...What is it???
Description: Hands-on activity providing each student the opportunity to identify and describe the nature of public relations efforts and of the target audience(s) utilizing up-to-date print media. This is a Commerce and Information Technology Lesson Plan.


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Subject: Finance (9 - 12), Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Importance of setting goals
Description: This lesson has students set goals for themselves and determine if they are short-term, intermediate or long-term goals. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Information Technology (9 - 12), Technology Education (6 - 12)
Title: Network Devices in Action
Description: The students will use custom animations in presentation software to show the flow of data through a LAN. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Finance (9 - 12), Mathematics (9 - 12)
Title: Liquidity for Success
Description: This lesson will input values to calculate financial ratios and intepret the information derived from the calculations. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Marketing, Sales, and Service (9 - 12)
Title: Advertising: Can You Put It All Together?
Description: Students will create a one-item, full color magazine advertisement for a product. This is a Commerce and Information Technology Lesson Plan.


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Subject: Finance (9 - 12), Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Insure My Life?
Description: In this lesson, life insurance options will be explored. Students will conduct online research to compare life insurance policies from 5 different companies. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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