On 8/17/11, Joan wrote:
> I am new to a 4th grade position....the Social studies book
> we are using is boring and has few ideas. Was wondering if
> others could share websites which they have found useful
> with their programs.
> Thanks in advance!!
You can have a class economy. Start with them applying for
jobs. They get paid, and they pay rent for their use of the
classroom. Then in October have a recession and give them pay
cuts. Do an entrepreneur literature study to collect ideas to
start their own classroom business. Give the entrepreneurs
grants to help them out. When most of the class has shifted
over, study advertising, and have them make their own
commercials. Use a green screen for them. Also, include a
stock market with stocks for each business. Also, put in a
welfare system. If one student can not pay rent, all other
students' taxes go up.
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