Twenty-Five Great Ideas for Teaching Current Events. Looking for ways to work news into your classroom curriculum?
Check out these great ideas for connecting current events to all subjects. Education World is pleased to offer 25 activities -- activities intended to help teachers make use of newspapers and to help students make sense of the news. Also included, at the end of the activity list, is a list of additional activities and Internet resources.
This first activity won't make better or more interested news readers of your students -- but it was too interesting not to include in our list! Taken from an ERIC document, Twenty Ideas for Teaching Science Using the Newspaper, the first activity provides a recipe for keeping old newspaper clippings from turning yellow. Preserving the news! Listening for details. Entrepreneurs in the Classroom: M.Y.O.B. Spells Success. The Small Business Administration reports that students who participate in entrepreneurship programs demonstrate increased initiative and self-confidence.
Your local supermarket doesn't stock foods made by Man O' Man O' Cotti, The Grateful Breads, or Dough-si-Dough. Nowhere in the mall will you find children's shorts made by Little Chief's Briefs or placemats from Dining Delights. Nevertheless, those companies and many others have prospered in the Mind Your Own Business (MYOB) program at Dodd Middle School in Cheshire, Connecticut. Lesson Plan on Creating a Career Brochure. Making a Three Panel Visual Aid Students will complete research on a chosen occupation and present the information in a three panel visual aids with this lesson plan on creating a career brochure.
When students create a tri-fold that focuses on one profession, they can learn a great deal about that job. Creating a Paper Tri-fold Before beginning a career unit, the teacher may need to review or teach students how to make a paper brochure. There are several formats from which to choose. Sign up, Sign in. 55 Questions for Students to Answer. Every weekday we publish a new Student Opinion question, and teenagers and young adults from all over the world write in with their thoughts.
We read each comment to make sure it conforms to our standards before we make it public, then we choose the most interesting responses to feature in our “Comments of the Moment” section. Copyright and Intellectual Property. Copyright and Intellectual Property. Stakeholders Worksheet. Copyright and Intellectual Property. 12 Most Picture Perfect Ways To Ensure You’re Legally Using Online Photos. For generations, a picture was worth a thousand words.
Now, in the social network age, a picture is worth a few hundred likes, some +1’s, a handfull of retweets, stumbles, tumbles, pins, and shares of all sorts. Oh, and those original thousand words. 200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites... This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers.
It features free video lessons/tutorials; free mobile apps; free audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; quality YouTube channels; free foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and free web resources in academic subjects like literature, history, science and computing. This newly-released list is a work in progress. Please tell us if we're missing something good. Free Audio Books, eBooks and Textbooks. Cooperative Learning. What is Cooperative Learning?
Cooperative learning is an instructional strategy that simultaneously addresses academic and social skill learning by students. Free Teaching Resources - Graphic Organizers. Reading Strategies for Social Studies. Www.richmondfed.org/publications/education/5e_educator/2013/pdf/snacks_hs_slide.pdf. Lesson Plans - FITC. Lesson Plans Banking/Financial Services Bankruptcy Budgeting Career.
The Story of Jack and the Bank Stalk. Fairy tales have always been used to give lessons about life.
The story of Jack and the Bean Stalk is a good lesson about the importance of knowing about money and banks. While you might think that you know the story of Jack, go to Jack and the Beanstalk , from Old Fairy Tales. Jack and the Bean Stalk: This site provides the story of "Jack and the Bean Stalk. " www.usm.edu/english/fairytales/jack/k.htm The story of Jack asks the question, "What is money? " THE TEN CHAIRS. Musical chairs in High School?
Absolutely! This is a terrific lesson plan from Teaching Economics As If People Mattered where the students act out the distribution of wealth in the United States. Lesson Plan Library: Economics. Trade Offs and Opportunity Cost. Ten Activities for Establishing Classroom Rules. When it comes to setting rules in the classroom, in some ways the old adage "hope for the best, but prepare for the worst" rings true. Starting the school year on the right foot includes establishing classroom rules that will last the whole year through. Many teachers involve students in establishing their classroom rules.
(Surprisingly, student-created rules are often much the same as -- or even tougher than -- rules a teacher might create. After all, students want to attend school in a safe environment, and they want to know the boundaries when it comes to classroom behavior.) Included: Ten activities for involving students in creating classroom rules. Starting the school year on the right foot includes establishing classroom rules that will last the whole year through.