ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
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. 

Thinkfinity Lesson Plans  
Subject: Social Studies
Title: Blog Post: Food Culture, Supermarkets, and Packaging      Add Bookmark
Description: In this post, students will learn how packaging—and the unspoken dialogue between consumers and producers—is one way to understand the connection between supermarkets and food consumption habits in the United States. Package colors, materials, and other design elements of food products are very deliberate. Much like advertising, packaging appeals to our emotions and directs our attention to specific product features, like health claims or a free toy, while distracting attention from other details, like small serving sizes or questionable ingredients.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Subject: Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography
Title: You've Got Oil ... or Maybe You Don't      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students are called upon to role-play in an international oil summit. This lesson provides students with an opportunity to learn about the production, distribution, and consumption of oil, particularly in Asia.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12

Subject: Social Studies
Title: Transportation in America Classroom Activity Guide      Add Bookmark
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