I want to work on the 21st Century Skills of Invention and Information Literacy.

I would like to work with either our Social Studies or Science Department

D-Quadrant Backward Planning

Lesson Title:
Could You Fix The National Debt? What Is The National Debt? Forget The National Debt! Can You Control Your Own Finances?

What is it you Want Students to Know and Be Able to Do? – Content Standards

Content Area: Social Studies Grade
Level Expectations: Eighth Grade
Standard: 3. Economics

21st Century Skills (ISTE NETS) What will you assess, specifically?

  • Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Students:
a) plan strategies to guide inquiry
b) locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information form a variety of sources and media
d) process data and report results

  • Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovation products and processes using technoloy. Students:
a) apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b) create original works as a means of person or gorup expression
c) use models and simulatoins to explore complex systems and issues

Transfer: Students will be able to independently use their knowledge, understandings, and skills acquired to _

I want the students to be able to:
  • Identify and differentiate between purposes and reasons for debt (DOK 1-2)
  • Analyze benefits and costs of credit and debt (DOK 1-2)
  • Compare sources of credit (DOK 1-2)
so that they will be able to make personal financially sound decisions in the future and avoid the common traps of falling into debt.

Essential Question Big, broad open question not subject specific

How does YOUR world affect YOUR resources?

Enduring Understanding: What do you hope students to remember 10 years from now?

  • how the society one lives in can affect one's view of the difference between needs and wants

Unit Questions: Open questions – subject specific

Content/Guiding Questions: Closed questions – fact finding

  • What is the difference between credit and debt?
  • How is debt created?
  • What are the most common forms of debt an average household has?
  • What is the average income for your current location?
  • What are the average "costs" of an average househould in your current location?

How will you know they know it? Formative & Summative Assessment Strategies of content and skills

Formative Assessments:

Summative Assessments:

Performance Assessment Task – G.R.A.S.P.S.__

Goal: The “hook”Your task is…anengaging introduction that kids can connect with – the “real world” situation

The Role - Who does this kind of work or problem solving in the “real world?”

  • Average Person
  • Accountants
  • Principals
  • Directors of Businesses
  • Bankers/Loaners
  • Debt Creditors

The Audience – Who will you present your product to (other than the teacher)?

The Situation – More details on the goal

The productWhat would you turn in to your boss?

Standards & Criteria for Success – Rubric criteria – what is expected? Should align with learning goals