UrbanPlan for High School
UrbanPlan for High Schools is a powerful and engaging program that challenges students to consider how economics, urban planning, and local politics shape our lives, communities, and cities. It requires that students not to look for a definitive “correct” answer, but pragmatically weigh the pros and cons of complex real world decisions.
Creating Informed Citizens
The curriculum for UrbanPlan for High Schools is developed for economics and selected government classes. The curriculum aligns with all state and national content standards for high school economics and provides a much-needed local government component to government classes.
Is UrbanPlan right for you and your students?
Every teacher teaching UrbanPlan has asked the same questions you are probably asking yourself now:
- Can my students perform optimally on their standardized and/or AP tests if I incorporate UrbanPlan in my curriculum?
- Will the value of the student takeaway be commensurate with the 15 class hours the program requires?
- I teach 3 to 5 classes a day. I have no time to recruit or manage volunteers and no budget for any materials. Can a real teacher in a real school do this?
These teachers, including those in some of the country’s most demanding high schools have answered “YES“. Additionally, over 98% of all teachers who introduce UrbanPlan in their curriculum continue teaching the program.
What Teachers say about UrbanPlan
“Our seniors are required to take a government class and an economics class. They may ace the standardized tests on each subject, but the core concepts often stay in ‘Econ class’ and ‘Government class’ silos. It’s UrbanPlan that makes them understand why these concepts matter, how they manifest in the world around them and how they clash and collaborate to create the built environment.“
– Steve Teel, AP Government Teacher & Doug Powers, AP Economics Teacher Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA