Just One Resource - INTERACTIVE: What is a Millennial?

Nov 13, 2018
Just One Resource
Just One Resource  


In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later. 

[The Resource]  INTERACTIVE: What is a Millennial?

The Gist: Your students will explore how trends among the Millennial generation regarding their experiences with technological change, globalization, and economic disruption reshape their spending habits and the economy.

The Best Parts:

  • Fun, engaging visual graphics: The dynamic, colorful types of media included in this interactive hooks students in analyzing and comparing data across generations, including area graphs, bar graphs, pie charts, and linear graphs.
  • Deeper thinking: This interactive allows students to start thinking about their generation and the ones before them in terms of how trends across generations affect the economy and supply and demand.
  • Two possible options: We have given you as the teacher 2 options on how you want students to demonstrate their understanding of the interactive. The first option offers a scaffolded set of questions that students can answer, breaking the interactive down to each section. The second option is to have students write a short essay to a two-part prompt.  

About the Author

Abby Alcala

After graduating with a statistics major at UC Davis, Abby set off to Massachusetts to teach algebra 1 and geometry and enjoyed working with the curious and creative minds of high school students. She is passionate about helping students recognize and develop their strengths and leadership skills. She was instrumental in taking the high school cheer team to regional competitions, as well as elevating school spirit and pride through creating unity amongst the study body and educators. Back in the Bay Area, Abby is excited to work with other educators to build and share content to enhance the teaching experience in applied math and finance.