Here is a lesson geared to that question we all hear.....
Why do we have to learn about Social Studies?
Here is a lesson bundle that starts with a detailed lesson plan with essential questions and great layout.
There is a great Powerpoint with 19 slides of details and reasons why we study social studies. The focus is on it being a graduation requirement and the economics piece of Social Studies.
There is a budget activity that shows students the importance of education/lifetime earnings/monthly costs/monthly budgets
There is anticipatory question and closure questions for discussions. Kids will get involved and this information will really open up their eyes.
*Great in a lower socio-economic area or schools with lower graduation rates* Can also be used in an economics class..