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Using Decision-making and Entrepreneurial Thinking
Welcome to our new series of elementary interactive decision-making lessons created with Nearpod. This lesson involves making decisions about adopting a road, as seen in the Adopt-a-Highway program.
This Adopt-a-Road Nearpod lesson can be used with K-5 for literacy and social studies as it focuses on economic decision-making and civic participation. In addition, the lesson hits science standards in K-1. Here is the editable link . If you start your own free Nearpod account, you can edit the lesson to serve your needs.
The lesson begins with a read-aloud of The Lorax, which is one of the best books to use to teach students about the economic consequences that can occur when we don't make responsible decisions about the environment. After they listen to the Lorax story, students are introduced to problems with litter and the Adopt-a-Road program. Then, students engage with a decision-making lesson where they have to decide which road to adopt.
Extras: For more information on the Adopt-a-Road program, visit the Florida Department of Transportation.
We have also included handouts to download if you want to use them with your students!