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Using children's picture books and role-playing activities, youngsters begin to learn about personal finance management. These lesson plans are engaging and intend to endow pupils with skills for making wise decisions with money as they become adults. Interdisciplinary instruction makes it easy to incorporate these skills into your language arts or math curriculum.
Your class can explore personal finance concepts with this money and philanthropy lesson. They define and discuss the terms spend, save, donate, and invest as they relate to the personal use of money. In groups, they work to explore many aspects of economic literacy and create financial plans that include graphs representing their decisions. Weblinks and 7 different handouts are included in this very complete and comprehensive lesson.
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.
Students explore percentages by participating in a consumer math activity. In this economics lesson, students read different math scenarios and identify the price of an item after a special discount has been given. Students utilize calculators to identify number percentages.
Students examine concepts of personal finance. In this personal finance lesson, students use Valerie Tripp's, Meet Molly, An American Girl, to learn about saving and spending after World War II. They compare financial decisions after World War II with those made in contemporary society.
Students explore the concept of personal finance. In this philanthropy lesson plan, students examine decisions they make about money as they discover the definitions of philanthropy, resources, scarcity, choice, benefits, costs, opportunity cost, interest, interest rate, principal, simple interest, compound interest, and compounding.