This is a lesson plan designed to be used in Family & Consumer Sciences adult roles. It can be used as an activity while learning about self concept, but could also be a getting to know you activity for the beginning of a course.
The control game is an experiential, hands on opportunity for students to explore their ideas about personal control and influence in their own lives and their control and influence in the lives of others.
- Family and Consumer Sciences Education
- Material Type:
- Lesson Plan
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
- Wendy Logan
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This is a comprehensive Personal Finance text which includes a wide range of pedagogical aids to keep students engaged and instructors on track. This book is arranged by learning objectives. The headings, summaries, reviews, and problems all link together via the learning objectives. This helps instructors to teach what they want, and to assign the problems that correspond to the learning objectives covered in class.Personal Finance includes personal finance planning problems with links to solutions, and personal application exercises, with links to their associated worksheet(s) or spreadsheet(s). In addition, the text boasts a large number of links to videos, podcasts, experts’ tips or blogs, and magazine articles to illustrate the practical applications for concepts covered in the text.
In “Disappearing Hot Dogs,” Yana thinks picking up her fork makes hot dogs magically disappear.Families are encouraged to play along as she,Egbert, and Izzie discover the surprising (four legged)cause of the disappearing hotdogs—and the difference between confounded evidence and isolating variables.
“Mystery Box” teaches children about experiments. Yana and Egbert explore the distinction between“just guessing” and “hypotheses.” They abandon wild guesses about what is inside a mysterious box when Izzie the Ostrich points out a potential experiment. Can they find out what’s really inside?
"Picnic Panic" helps kids understand the difference between rare and common causes. Egbert Finds his picnic ruined. Who did it? They find some hairs at the crime scene and get side-tracked by half remembered stories and scary worries until the learn to focus on common causes rather than rare ones and realize that "things that happen most of the time, cause most of the things that happen."
"Sneezing Aardvarks” begins with two bands of aardvarks fighting over whether white pepper or black pepper is sneezier. Yana and Egbert create a contest to see who is right. Children can see intuitively how randomly distributed differences between groups don’t affect our ability to decide whether systematic differences between groups affect outcomes.
In “Suspicious Gumballs” a string of gum balls all the same color mysteriously fall out of a gum ball machine, and Yana and Egbert discover who’s responsible. This episode encourages families to explore the relationship between samples and populations, and random versus selective sampling processes.