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By The PBL Professor
This highly interactive game gives students a hands-on, experiential understanding of the differences in between communism and capitalism. Students will learn more about the key components of communism, capitalism, and socialism. Out of all of the
Subjects:
Economics , U.S. History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Simulations, Activities, Games
$6.00
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By The PBL Professor
The preview includes only 2 of the 8 questions that the students are to fill out while watching the movie. Before watching the movie, students complete the handout titled "Entrepreneurs," which explains a one-page quick write that students are to
Subjects:
Economics , Social Studies - History, Business
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Movie Guides, Internet Activities, Research
$3.50
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By The PBL Professor
This simulation is one of my favorite activities to run in class. In short, special interest groups will be lobbying politicians for their support in changing legislation. You may, if you would like, make this a competition between the interest
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Civics, Government
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Homework
$4.50
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By The PBL Professor
Students will interact in a simulated housing market. There will be several houses to choose from, as students must factor in their annual salary, expenses, credit score, and other financial dynamics. Buyers are to use their net income and the
Subjects:
Business, Economics , Career and Technical Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Simulations, Activities
$4.00
12
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By The PBL Professor
There are many activities and handouts that will surely get students more acquainted with the American political party system! Many of these are web-based, while others do not need a computer. Here are the activities: 1. Web activity: find out
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Civics, Government
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Internet Activities
$4.00
48
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By The PBL Professor
This Online Stock Market Portfolio Competition is operated by the Wall Street Journal's Virtual Stock Exchange (VSE). Click on this link for this lesson bundled with a discounted comprehensive personal finance unit:
Subjects:
Business, Economics , Career and Technical Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Games
$4.50
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By The PBL Professor
Students will interact in a simulated apartment market. There will be several apartments to choose from, as students must factor in their annual salary, expenses, credit score, and other financial dynamics. Renters will use their job earnings in
Subjects:
Business, Economics , Career and Technical Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Simulations, Activities
$4.50
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By The PBL Professor
All of these activities, PowerPoints, and tests were revised Dec. 2012. 1. Introductory "hook" for the unit: Calvin and Hobbes cartoon about supply and demand 2. Supply and demand video clips (12 total, each about 4 min.) 3. PPT: Change in
Subjects:
Economics , Business, Economics (University)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$8.50
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By The PBL Professor
This simulation has been one of my favorite activities in my freshmen Geography class. Freshmen are typically an energetic bunch, but they really stepped it up with this simulation. They wrote fantastic short essays, presented their resolution
Subjects:
Geography, Social Studies - History, Civics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Simulations, Rubrics, Research
$3.00
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By The PBL Professor
*Please note that this unit bundle does not include a scope and sequence, or in other words it does not include a specific timeline on when to use each of the included lessons. It is up to each teacher's own discretion and professional expertise to
Subjects:
Economics , Social Studies - History, Economics (University)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$10.00
71
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By The PBL Professor
This unit includes several activities and lectures pertaining to personal finance lessons. There are PowerPoint lectures for each mini-unit, as well as activities for most of them. Jeopardy review games and tests are also included. Over 30
Subjects:
Business, Economics , Career and Technical Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, Examinations - Quizzes, PowerPoint Presentations
$8.00
47
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By The PBL Professor
This has been one of the most impactful lessons I have created, namely because I still periodically hear from former students about how this activity helped them secure their coveted jobs. This activity is a simulation in my book, "You're Gonna
Subjects:
Economics , Career and Technical Education, Business
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Simulations, Activities, Handouts
$4.50
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By The PBL Professor
This PowerPoint presentation includes the following concepts: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment compensation, medical insurance, workers compensation, HMOs, PPOs, the Affordable Care Act, life insurance, auto insurance, and much
Subjects:
Economics , Career and Technical Education, Health
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Video Files, PowerPoint Presentations
$2.00
22
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By The PBL Professor
Click on this link for this lesson bundled with a discounted comprehensive personal finance unit: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Comprehensive-Personal-Finance-Unit This unit includes a lot of good stuff: 1. Credit Card PowerPoint (14
Subjects:
Business, Economics , Career and Technical Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Video Files, Examinations - Quizzes, PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
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By The PBL Professor
This is a bundle of numerous Government activities, projects, simulations and video clips -- all for an amazing deal! Bring Government-related topics to life in your classroom! Included with this product are the following:1. Jaywalking video editing
Subjects:
Civics, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$8.00
28
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By The PBL Professor
These simulations come from Nick's book, "You're Gonna Need a Bigger Wallet." The book is available on Amazon for $24, or on TPT for $21 in .pdf format. The .pdf format is more ideal for teachers than the printed copies of the book because it allows
Subjects:
Applied Math, Business, Economics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Projects, Simulations, Activities
$15.00
9
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By The PBL Professor
Students will read several financial scenarios, including investment opportunities and consumer purchasing methods, and determine whether there is fraud or identity theft taking place for each situation. Students will place the fraudulent scenarios
Subjects:
Business, Economics , Career and Technical Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Projects, Simulations, Activities
$2.99
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By The PBL Professor
This 30-slide PowerPoint presentation is meant to portray the discrimination and atrocities that Japanese Americans faced after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The PPT includes the following topics: Asian immigration, Pearl Harbor, FDR, Executive
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$2.50
16
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By The PBL Professor
This WWI Jeopardy is very effective for a test review session or a general, comprehensive lesson on the "War to End All Wars." The game includes 50 questions in total, and covers every major event of the first world war. There is a Jeopardy and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Test Prep, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.50
9
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By The PBL Professor
*NOTE: This activity was updated in 2016, ensuring that all of the links are fully functional. This assignment provides students with a very comprehensive overview of American pop culture during the 1950s and 1960s. The handout includes four
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, ...
Types:
Cultural Activities, Handouts, Internet Activities
$4.00
32
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught high school social studies for seven years. The subjects I have taught include the following: AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, Honors Economics, Economics, U.S. History, World History, and World Geography. I have teaching certifications in the states of California and Texas. I have been truly fortunate to have taught in low-income, middle-income, and upper-income school districts throughout my career. The varying demographics that I have instructed between California and Texas have been extremely eclectic and diverse.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My pedagogical philosophy has always been to make learning come alive for my students. Staying in a learning routine, in my opinion, has not been as advantageous as mixing lessons up and keeping the students guessing and engaged. However, a "typical" day in my class (if there is such a thing) might consist of a 1-3 minute video clip (the hook), followed by a brief lecture (10-20 minutes) with interactive notes, followed by a project-based activity or group-oriented critical thinking problem to solve, and concluded by students' oral reflections.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

*Honorary member of the Carmel Valley Rotary Club, 2008: This honor was bestowed upon me as a result of my classes' partnership with Rotarians through a business mentorship program. *W!SE Financial Literacy Gold Star Teacher, Carmel High School, Carmel, CA: In 2009, I received an award in New York City for guiding over 90% of my Economics students to passing the nationwide financial literacy test (W!SE is "Working in Support of Education"). -Teacher of the Year Finalist, Hendrickson High School, Pflugerville, TX, 2011-2012: Out of 150 teachers, I was the runner-up for the Teacher of the Year award. It was not quite first place, but I was very honored and humbled nonetheless!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

-Texas State University, San Marcos, TX: Master’s in History (in progress); Estimated completion date May 2014. -Master's of Arts in Education from Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, completed in July 2007. -Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, completed in May 2004. -Texas Social Studies Composite Certification and California Social Studies Credential

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In addition to teaching varying subjects throughout my tenure, I have also enjoyed coaching high school basketball, volleyball, and softball. I am AVID trained, certified to teach student financial literacy, and certified to teach advanced placement courses. I have also served as junior and senior class adviser at numerous high schools, as well as an adviser to the Model UN Club, Diversity Club, Young Entrepreneurs Club, and several others.

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