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Very, very popular. Students all want to be rich and successful, yet they have no tools (and they know it). They appreciate explorations of how commerce works.
These are basic business-school lesson plans which provide a healthy balance to essays about literature.
My students go crazy for architecture, especially Maya Lin, Frank Gehry, and Zaha Hadid. They key is having the students present Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van de Rohe to the class. It leads to considerations of desk-lamp and toothbrush design. Can’t miss content, but it is somewhat high-maintenance for a teacher – a certain amount of input is needed from you.