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YouAreHere - where kids learn to be smarter consumers!

YouAreHere - where kids learn to be smarter consumers!
In our virtual mall, you can play games, design ads, chat with customers and store owners, and much more. You’ll learn key consumer concepts, such as how advertising affects you, how you benefit when businesses compete, how (and why) to protect your information, and how to spot scams. What better place to do it than at the mall! Each area of the mall focuses on a different topic. To enter, choose an area. Visit the West Terrace to learn about advertising techniques, target marketing, suspicious claims, and more. This site requires Flash. Parents & Teachers You are welcome to use the resources and activities on this site to teach kids about today’s marketplace. If you're looking for more detailed information about the topics covered on this site, check out the Parents and Teachers page for suggested activities and ways to use the site in your classroom. Related:  To be categorized

Elementary Nutrition Education - Childhood Health, Obesity Prevention, Nutrition Tools for Teachers, Elementary Schools, Parents Involvement, School- Home Partnerships Welcome Health & Nutrition Providers and Professional Educators Nourish Interactive is a completely free, English and Spanish website that provides nutrition educators and healthcare providers with a variety of interactive nutrition tools to assist you in teaching the key elements of nutrition to children and parents. We designed the website so that the parents’ webpages and nutrition tools complement the children’s games and nutritional messages. Each one of our computer games has free nutrition lesson plans. We provide a website that supports using technology in the classroom with children while facilitating promoting nutrition in the home. See This Month's Special Features for Teachers and Health Educators! Educator's Tools and Resources We Are proud to share with you: See a complete list of our games and what they teach. We are very proud to share our Showcase page of organizations that list as a very reliable and credible nutrition educational resource.

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Lemonade Stand Lemonade Stand Description: Welcome to Lemonade Stand! Your goal in this game will be to make as much money as you can within 30 days. To do this, you've decided to open your own business -- a Lemonade Stand! Instructions: Category: Social Studies Note: This game requires Java. 8 Great Word Patterns Diagnostic lesson-plans From buses to TV to the Web, ads are everywhere, and many target kids ages 8 to 12! Do your students have the critical thinking skills to understand ads, what they're saying, and what they want kids to do? To help you equip your students with these valuable skills, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, has created a comprehensive advertising literacy program, which includes free lesson plans. Developed for 5th and 6th grade classrooms with Scholastic, Inc., the lesson plans meet national standards for language arts and social studies, and many teachers report using them successfully in grades ranging from 3-9. As part of the FTC's Admongo campaign, the program helps kids learn to ask three key "critical thinking" questions when they encounter advertising: Who is responsible for the ad? Do you want to teach your students to better understand advertising? Hard Copies Hard copies of the Admongo lesson plans are available for free. Electronic Files

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. | JASON Learning ISRI and JASON are proud to partner on a national recycling awareness campaign to help students and educators understand the importance of recycling and the recycling industry, as well as the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics that relate to recycling. The campaign includes rich, standards-based, multimedia curricular experiences for students in grades K–12, to be composed of the following elements: an annual recycling competition, interactive Web-based experiences to enhance student engagement, classroom posters featuring ISRI’s key educational messages, age-appropriate hands-on activities for students in three grade bands from kindergarten through high school, fact sheets, live events with STEM role models, a national distribution network, strategies for school visits to ISRI facilities, and more. Visit (link is external) or watch this video (link is external) to learn more about the recycling industry.

The Dark Side of Cheap Clothing Chances are your favorite T-shirt and those jeans you scooped up at a bargain price might have been manufactured in Bangladesh, the world’s second largest exporter of clothes in the world, after China. But inexpensive clothing comes at a price for garment workers. Bangladesh’s garment workers earn the lowest wages in the world, an average of 24 cents an hour. Their work is also fraught with danger. On April 24, a building collapse near Dhaka killed more than 1,100 workers, and on May 8, eight people died in a sweater factory fire not far away. These events have led to an outcry about working conditions in Bangladesh and calls for such retailers as Joe Fresh, Benetton, Wal-Mart, Disney and H&M to ensure their clothing is being made in safe factories. Tufts Now: How important is the clothing industry in Bangladesh? Drusilla Brown: The apparel industry is an important source of income. What happened in the factory that collapsed? Has anything like this happened before? What can consumers do?

A Noise Level Meter built for the Classroom. | Too Noisy Media Literacy: Truth and Political Advertising By Frank W. Baker You’ve seen them on television— political campaign commercials— and you probably wanted to throw something at the TV. They’re seemingly everywhere on every network channel and during every part of the day and night. Yes, even in this multimedia Internet age with social media at everyone’s fingertips, advertising by politicians on television has not gone out of style. The group that monitors campaign advertising reported recently that the amount of money spent on media ads during the 2014 midterm elections will top the one billion dollar mark. Now here is something most students don’t know: campaign ads are considered “free speech,” and thus cannot be edited, censored or blocked. So how are students supposed to know what to believe? Why teach with & about political ads? Advertising surrounds us and these persuasive political messages ramp up around primary and general election time in every year candidates run for office. Deconstructing a political ad Frank W.

Earth Day Carol | Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Presidential Campaign Ads Lesson Plan | Education Blog - Flocabulary Check out the lyrics and more for our presidential election process video. Flocabulary recently released five new civics songs, including a presidential election video. The video includes footage from famous campaign ads. Presidential Election Lesson Plan Objective: Students will analyze and identify modes of persuasion in campaign ads. 1. 2. How do we decide who we want to vote for? 3. Ask supporters for cash to run the ads,be a gladiator, stay on the attack. Explain that campaign ads can be incredibly expensive, so candidates have to be very persuasive to make good use of the money spent. ethos – how much you trust and identify with the speakerpathos – your emotional connection with the speakerlogos – the speaker’s factual and logical points 4. “I Like Ike” is Dwight Eisenhower’s 1952 campaign ad. John F. Lyndon Johnson’s “Daisy Girl” was only broadcast once on national TV before being pulled for its controversial nature. George H.W. 5. Extension Activities: