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The History of Ethanol in America

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine the use and history of ethanol. In this environment lesson, 7th graders explore how ethanol has been produced and utilized in America. Students research how ethanol could be used as a fossil fuel alternative.
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Tanzania: Adapting and Modifying

For Students 6th - 8th
In this Tanzania worksheet, students read a 1-page case study and then respond to 5 short answer questions based on the case study.
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Lesson 2: How Taxes Evolve

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine the legislative process of enacting federal income tax laws. They conduct research and report on the Federal Migratory Waterfowl Stamp (Duck Stamp) Act of 1934.
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Provincial Showdown

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read an article that compares the provinces of Canada and asks students to suggest reasons why other countries should invest in Canada.
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Lesson 3: Making a Living

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students, in groups, create hypothetical financial plans for a colonial Maine family living on the frontier.
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The Graffiti Model 1

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders work together in groups to practice their communication skills. They answer different questions based on what group they are in and communicate the information to different groups. They discuss the activity to end the lesson.
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Skills You Need to Succeed

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify basic skills needed to succeed in the world of work, including communication skills, computation skills, problem solving skills, and interpersonal skills.
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Products of the Rain Forest

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore products of the rain forest. They consider items from their home that may have been products of the rain forest by checking ingredients on product labels. They share their discoveries in class and create a...
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The Trail of a Snack Food

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify some of their favorite snack foods. Using this information, they discover the resources needed to produce the food. In groups, they research different alternatives to make their favorite food in order to protect the...
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Power In The Wind

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students experiment designing graphs of selected readings from the Nebraska sites from the Power in the Wind study. They choose whether or not to put their data in a spreadsheet program to make a computer-generated graph or to complete...
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Credit: Buy Now & Pay Later

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine credit and how it works. In this financial literacy lesson, students review the pros and cons of credit in order to purchase goods and services by answering provided questions and working within a group to come up with a...
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Real Life Challenge- Give Me Credit!

For Students 7th - 9th
In this credit activity, students calculate the value of 4 different loans before completing a table about credit card offers advertised in newspapers, magazine, or junk mail.
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How Credit Works

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students discuss credit terminology and analyze an actual loan application from a family member.
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Fresh From The Farm

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students investigate the concept of a farmer's market and how it used in the community. They conduct a survey to find the kinds of produce grown to be sold in the market. The lesson includes extensive introductory information for...
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The Role of Money

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students investigate the role of money and how it is used in the world. The purpose and the history of it is covered while they look at concepts like spending in different parts of the world. This is when students practice with exchange...
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Girls are Drinking Like Boys

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore alcohol use. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Girls are Drinking Like Boys", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based on the...
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Climate Change and Corporate Profitability

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students study green economics. In this business ethics lesson, students listen to a lecture about environmentally stable businesses and respond to discussion questions based on the lecture.
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Supply, Demand, and Prices Worksheet

For Students 11th - 12th
In this economics worksheet, students use their problem solving skills to respond to 34 questions about supply, demand and prices.
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Credit Cards: Buy Now, Pay Later

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students comprehend that when they use a credit card, they are taking out a loan from the issuer of the card. They access that if a card is paid in full each month, there is no cost for using the credit card. However, if the borrower is...
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The History of Ethanol in America

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore and examine the production of biofuels from the 1850's to the present. Included in their research is Henry Ford, ethanol, World War I and prohibition. They explain the importance of grains and grasses for the...
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Americans Spending at Record Rates

For Students 8th
In this Americans spending at record rates worksheet, 8th graders read or listen to an article, discuss money topics, answer 8 true or false, match 10 synonyms, and 10 phrases, fill in 16 blanks, answer 6 short answer questions, discuss,...

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