Basic Life Skills Teacher Resources
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Life Skills Lesson Plans
Sometimes the most important things teachers can teach their students are life skills.
Life Skills - "Do You Feel Like I Feel?" - Understand And Expressing Emotions
In this life skills worksheet, students learn how to understand and express their emotions. They then answer the 10 questions in the packet.
Create A Book to Enhance Learning of Important Life Skills
Help your learners gain valuable knowledge about life by creating a useful book that everyone can benefit from!
Harry Shows Us How
Students are provided an avenue to express his/her understanding of the life skills being taught and connect the life and times of Harry Truman to the life skills being taught for the purpose of adding relevance for each student.
Life Skills for Vocational Success: Transportation, Owning a Car; Topic 4: Other Expenses
What are the "hidden" costs of owning a car such as the license tags, gas, and maintenance? High schoolers will learn the reasons car owners have to pay the car tax to keep cars registered. They will also discover the expense of gas/week. They research the cost of tune-ups and oil changes and compute the costs of buying and maintaining a $5,000 car for three years.
Life Skills - Advertising Tricks - Learning About Food Advertisements
In this advertising worksheet, students learn about food advertisements, including jingles, images, products, animation and more. They then complete the 3 activities in which they create their own product, spokes-character and jingle.
Marriage and Financial Goals, Budgeting Strategies
There is no more useful life skill to learn, than budgeting and setting financial goals. It's math that is used by every person, everyday. Learners examine the responsibilities and costs involved in family economics. Through a series of interviews, problem-solving activities, and research assignments they'll understand how to set goals and create a family budget.
New! Cooking and Kitchen Tools
Independent living skills and skills that can be used to gain employment are very important for any learner. Teens with visual impairments explore the kitchen to understand what everything is and what it all does. The lesson includes a variety of ideas that will foster confidence and safety in the kitchen environment. Sequencing, motor development, and measurement are also covered in the lesson.
Students practice developing budgets. For this financial awareness lesson, students read The Monster Money Book and list ways the characters saved money in the story. Students plan a budget and demonstrate how to look for bargains when they shop.
Shopping Spree II
Fifth graders practice adding and subtracting dollars and cents in a dice game based on earning and spending money. For this shopping spree lesson, 5th graders work in pairs, roll dice to earn money, then write down items from a catalog to spend money. Students win by calculating correctly, buying the most items and having the least money left over.
Elementary schoolers explore the concepts associated with comparison shopping, and the concept of need versus want. They also look closely at the power of advertising and become more aware of the messages that ads present. After taking part in the activities in the lesson, pupils take a final 10-question quiz that assesses what they have learned from engaging in the lesson. Very good!
Introduction to Earning Interest Financial Basics - Teens and Money - SaveAndInvest.org
Middle schoolers need to learn how to make their money work for them. From engaging in the lesson presented here, they will gain an understanding of investment vocabulary, how compound interest works, and will compute simple and compound interest in simulated investment scenarios. The lesson is a fine example of how to build real-life skills into your daily teaching. A terrific teaching idea!
Personal Finance: Buying Into the System
Eleventh graders confront basic personal finance choices they will face throughout their lives. There is a natural progression to the lessons, beginning with career choices, leading into budgeting and planning, and ending with the impact of credit and long-term savings and investing.
Math Skills for Everyday: Filling Out Income Tax Forms
Students accurately assess their own income taxes using actual tax forms. They read and fill out the proper forms.
Writing Connections: Link Writing to Pupils' Daily Lives
Engage your learners in writing a set of instructions that relates to their experiences.
Chapter 29: Rent, Interest, and Profits
As viewers will quickly learn, rent is a vital part of our economy - both paying and receiving. Each perspective of a rent agreement are featured here. Included are details about the rate of interest and profits, as well as changes in the demand for land. A list of key terms at the end of the presentation will help review the material in the slides.
Home Living/ Daily Living: Cooking Mastery
Learning to cook, follow directions, and presenting information are skills every body needs to know. Learners complete a recipe-in-a-jar activity to hone these life skills. They follow the directions, choose and use correct measurement tools, and describe their process to the rest of the class in order to practice relaying information.
Preparing a 1040EZ Income Tax Form
What do you do at the end of the year when your W2 arrives? File a tax form! Show learners how they to can fill out a basic 1040EZ tax form and play their part as tax paying citizens. Monetary denominations are provided for filling out the tax form, as well links to the actual form itself.
Shopping Spree II
Fifth graders increase their adding and subtraction skills using dollars and cents by playing a game.. In this money lesson, 5th graders have previously read Crazy Dice. Students are provided a time to earn money. The students who earns the most and buys the most items is the winner of the game.
Internet Shopping Business Idea
Young scholars create their own Internet business based on data they find concerning trends in Internet shopping. They discuss advantages and disadvantages to selling specific products and/or services over the Internet.