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Promoting Financial Literacy in the Secondary Classroom
Financial literacy (FL) should be an essential skill taught in the secondary education classroom. We will explore the concepts of FL and how to promote them within social science, economics, and mathematics settings. We will review tools and lesson ideas to teach the basics of money management, such as budgeting, saving, debt, investing, giving, and more. This knowledge lays a foundation for students to build strong money habits early on and avoid many of the mistakes that may lead to lifelong money struggles.
Michelle Blanchet, author of Preventing Polarization: 50 Strategies to Teach Kids about Empathy, Politics, and Civic Responsibility, will join us to discuss how we might use games to bridge the gap between SEL and civic engagement. We'll discuss gamification in the classroom as well as some activities and games that will take civics lessons to the next level while supporting students' social-emotional needs. Join us to discover how gamification can increase your students' engagement.
Civics Projects to Empower Older Students
As educators, we are constantly considering our students' interests when lesson planning, but sometimes struggle to show students how the lesson activities can support them in their adult lives post-graduation. A project-based approach to civics may be the answer when working with older students. Join us as we share engaging activities that you can do with your older students to get them excited about democracy, elections, civics and so much more!
Election 2020: The Electoral College & Google My Maps
Looking for an activity to engage your students in the upcoming election, but worried it could lead to some unpleasant discussion? Join us as we share an activity you can use to get your students interested in politics and teach the Electoral College. Students will research the latest polling data, create their own electoral maps using Google My Maps, and most importantly have the opportunity to discuss politics in a safe environment.
Election 2020: Teaching Politics without Being Political
Another presidential election cycle is upon us, and for many secondary teachers, this might be an uncomfortable thought. However, teaching politics does not have to be political! In this course, we'll take a look at teacher neutrality, and how you can best present political issues to your students and engage them in discussion— without being accused of political bias.
Civics - Type of Elections: School Board Elections
As citizens and/or residents of our local communities, it’s important to understand the different types of elections that we have the right to participate in. As residents of a local school district, you have the right to vote how school budgets are enumerated and spent. School board elections and budget votes tend to vary between states and even local municipalities — join our session as we dig into the details!
Discussing Civic Engagement with Your Child
In this session, we’ll be diving into the question of civic engagement. What does civics mean for your child, and how can you teach your child to be civically engaged, no matter their age. Join us as we discuss ways to address civic responsibility, and share general tips to help you promote civic engagement within your family.
The process of making one’s voice count is through one of the basic tenets of American society - the power of the voting booth. This video is the first in a series related to how one can vote in their local, state, and national elections.The first step to be able to vote is to register. By registering, you will be allowed to enter a designated polling place and cast your vote. So how does one become registered? Let’s begin.
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