Data & Documents Galore
A must stop for lots of teachers and students of history is the Library of Congress. Talk about primary documents! The home for teacher resources at loc.gov/teachers.
Personal Finance: Cash or Charge?
This unit encompasses a Credit Card Webquest designed to introduce students and young adults to credit concepts and how to choose and use credit cards wisely. It includes an introductory presentation, procedures and rubrics.
Full Webquest is published here.
Teachers can download the complete unit plan with introductory presentation, rubrics, assessments & more
Both Social Studies and Science themes offer great cross-curricular studies. The Population Unit was originally designed as part of one with related lessons in Math on proportion and scale, in Science on health and disease prevention and with cultural exploration in ELA. Each group is assigned a large non-USA country to research. The final project includes a visual presentation of demographic data with images and music.
People, People Everywhere
The Global Community Unit : Population - Growth, Impact & Diversity explores global demographics with personal stories, a kinesthetic exercise and includes graphing with spreadsheet software and creating a presentation/movie to present findings.
A model presentation of the USA is provided as a sample. This version has been made into a PowerPoint movie and converted to Flash.
How many people live in the USA? A milestone was crossed in October of 2006. How did cartoonists portray the occasion? Online resources capture the moment and reflections.These lessons are also part of the Global Community Unit and incorporate an activity from the Library of Congress. Lesson plans and worksheets available. Click here to go to the online activity guide and lesson plan.