CHS online co-op lessons

Cooperatives, Science for Youth December 22, 2011 Print Friendly and PDF

CHS Lessons and Test


Cooperative Fundamentals Online Lesson

This online lesson provides an excellent summary of how a cooperative works. Prepared in an easy-to-read format, the lesson is broken into sections, and each section ends with a short knowledge check. The lesson serves as a thorough preview or review for a cooperative class or lesson.


Fundamentals Test

CHS has provided this short test to go along with the online lesson above. The test consists of 12 multiple choice questions.



The glossary lists the cooperative terms used in the lesson. 





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