December 29th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Managers of the Future

Middle School Resource Managers of the Future In this activity, students will develop problem-solving strategies and interact effectively with business partners. Activity: Students are divided into groups. The teacher provides students with several pictures of people in different types of dress (e.g., business, casual, sloppy), and with the names of different occupations, mounted on heavy […]

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December 27th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Interactive Graphing

Elementary School Resource Interactive Graphing In this activity, students will interpret and analyze data from a student-generated graph. Activity: Students engage in yearlong graphing activities that promote ongoing mathematics and science skill development, as well as career awareness. Teacher introduces, or reinforces graphs, discussion includes types of graphical representation, how graphs are created and used, […]

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December 24th, 2021

High School Resource: Food Fat

High School Resource Food Fat This activity actively engages the students to determine fat content in foods and can be personalized when students analyze their most frequent or popular snack items. The drawback with any awareness activity is that, despite an understanding of information, a behavior change or making better choices is not a guaranteed […]

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December 22nd, 2021

Middle School Resource: Blackboards and Butcher Blocks

Middle School Resource Blackboards and Butcher Blocks In this activity, students will gain information about the jobs available in the foodservice industry and demonstrate knowledge of basic accounting skills, product management, and health issues. Activity: Students visit a local restaurant and get a behind-the-scenes look at a restaurant operation. The restaurant manager, or representative, conducts […]

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December 20th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Homemade Apple Pies

Elementary School Resource Homemade Apple Pies In this activity, students will: Learn about the life of an apple, from seed to tree to consumer. Make apple pies. Learn about jobs at the apple orchard and bakery. Activity: Pie-making is a school-based activity that culminates in a unit on apples. Students gain an awareness of careers […]

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December 17th, 2021

High School Resource: Origins of Christmas by History.com

High School Resource Origins of Christmas by History.com This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on holidays like Christmas that were celebrated before Jesus was alive. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.6.4, SS.6.4.a, SS.6.4.b.1, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, […]

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December 15th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Origins of Hanukkah by History.com

Middle School Resource Origins of Hanukkah by History.com This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the history of the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.5.5.a.1, SS.6.4, SS.6.4.a, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

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December 13th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Clothes I Wear In The Winter

Elementary School Resource Clothes I Wear In The Winter This fun activity will assist your children when they dress themselves to go outdoors as they learn to follow oral directions. To provide background knowledge for this activity, bring in your own articles of winter clothing. Show the articles of clothing to the children and have […]

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December 10th, 2021

High School Resource: Financial Markets and Planning

High School Resource Financial Markets and Planning Objective: In this activity, students will gain valuable life skills in financial markets and planning as they develop an awareness of the United States economy. Activity: Teacher, financial planner, financial reporter, or representative from the business school of a local university speaks to the class on the importance […]

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December 8th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Where Does It Come From? Where Does It Go?

Middle School Resource Where Does It Come From? Where Does It Go? Objectives: In this activity, students will Gain an awareness of how work relates to providing for the needs and wants of a family. Be able to prepare a balanced monthly budget that provides for the needs and wants of the individual. Activity: Students […]

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