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E-Pals Around the World

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Students will be able to identify the parts and format of a friendly letter. Students will write a friendly letter using the appropriate format and proper spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar. Students will also be able to identify the parts of an e-mail message and write and send e-mail messages. Students will communicate with an e-pal according to a specified timeline. (Confirm permission with your district and county officials before implementing this lesson.)

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Laurie A Henry

The Marketing Mix

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Students break into small groups and create a marketing plan for a product or service of their choice. They determine the four P's: the product, price, promotion and place, then present their findings to the class.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Biz Kids

Small Business Ownership & Management Model

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This course is designed to teach individuals to perform marketing and management functions and tasks associated with owning and operating a small business. Students will develop a business plan, learn appropriate customer service and human relation skills and demonstrate positive work habits.

Material Type: Full Course, Lesson Plan

Stop Motion Animation: Local Advertising

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Students worked in small groups to create a stop motion animation video which advertises a local business. Students worked collaboratively with a business owner to create an advertisement which positively represents the business. Completed projects were shown on each business’ website.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Project Design Template

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This is a tool teachers can use to design high quality PBL projects, including how to ensure they have a strong connection to curricular standards and success skills, they are authentic per things students care about, they provide students with choice and voice during the project, assessments and scaffolding are intentional and personalized for each student, time is dedicated for student reflection and revision, and the project has a public audience.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Formative Assessment, Module, Reference Material

Author: Ben Owens

Super Hero Solutions Project

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This is a high school level, school-wide, interdisciplinary PBL project that allows students to increase their depth of knowledge of academic and 21st Century Skills by designing, building, and refining a product or service that will help people better prepare for, respond to, or recover from natural disasters. It was done at Tri-County Early College in 2018.

Material Type: Curriculum, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Ben Owens

The Racing Project

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The Racing Project is high school level, school-wide, cross-curricular PBL project done at Tri-County Early College HS and was centered around the question: How can we innovate vehicle design solutions to win a race? With that question in mind, there were four different buckets containing different ideas for car designs: gravity games, combustion, electric, and human powered vehicles. Within each of these buckets the PBL groups (with help from an outside mentor) were to design a car to win a race to the best of their abilities using the power source bucket they were in.

Material Type: Reference Material

Author: Ben Owens

Creating a Resume

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Students will be able to create a complete resume representing their skills, experience, and educational background that will make them employable in todayŐs workforce. Students will create a resume using a Microsoft Word resume template.

Material Type: Full Course, Lesson Plan