Ethics | RESEARCH: How Ethical are the Products You Use?
When choosing to buy a product, many consumers do not think about how ethically sound their choice is. In this activity, students will have the chance to see how the products they buy score on an ethical rating of 1-100 on The Good Shopping Guide website. Then, students will reflect on how this knowledge can be used as a consumer.
INTERACTIVE: The Ethical Dilemmas of Self-Driving Cars
Self-driving cars have become a popular topic in today’s media. As this technology has continued to develop, many ethical questions have emerged that are challenging to answer. In this activity, Students will explore some of these questions and have the chance to experience what it is like to make a decision in an interactive, ethical simulation!
Alternatives to College | RESEARCH: Apprenticeships and Internships
In this activity, students will first choose which type of apprenticeship or internship they want to explore. Then, they will conduct research on 3 different apprenticeships or internships they can apply for based on their preferences and skills.
This fun and easy-to-implement game elicits various emotions we feel when we gain, lose, or miss out on investment opportunities and brings to light the psychology behind some of the investment decisions we make.
Alternatives to College | RESEARCH: Associate Degree and Trade Schools Programs
In this activity, students will research a few programs that they would like to study if they are pursuing an associate degree or interested in attending a trade school. Then, they have the opportunity to see which schools offer those programs.
This fun classroom experiment demonstrates how behavioral psychology proves how irrational we can be around financial decisions. Students will explore the behavior and emotions behind the financial decisions they make.
Alternatives to College | RESEARCH: Jobs For You After High School
In this activity, students will have the opportunity to conduct research on 3 different occupations they might be interested in pursuing after high school and think about the larger context of how these roles can shape their future.
Alternatives to 4-Year Colleges | What's Your Plan After High School?
In this Common Core-aligned project, students will choose a path to pursue after high school besides attending college. They will set a goal for where they want to be on this path one year after graduating from high school and create a timeline that identifies steps they need to take and by when. Finally, students will reflect on how they will stay on track should unexpected events occur.
In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students will participate in a role-playing activity, learn about some of the main causes philanthropists support, and who some key philanthropic organizations are around the world.
Students will examine ethical scenarios. They will need to identify which side of the argument they agree with, provide a rationale for their response, and try to persuade others through a debate format.
In this Case Study, students assume the role of a business advisor who helps two Shark Tank contestants improve their businesses to receive an investment offer from the sharks. Students will analyze both businesses to determine their strengths and weaknesses and make recommendations on how to move forward.
In this Entrepreneurship Number Chug, students will:
Calculate the costs associated with starting your own business
Find the break-even point for a startup business
Common Core Alignment:
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.RP.A.3 Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems. Examples: simple interest, tax, markups and markdowns, gratuities and commissions, fees, percent increase and decrease, percent error.
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