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Young scholars explore the concept a higher education yields higher earnings. Throughout the class, students visit six workstations and examine occupations, education, salaries, spending, banking, and taxes. As young scholars rotate through the stations, they simulate life: earning money, paying bills, finding housing, transportation, and creating a budget. Students discuss how they felt about settling for less than they wanted or having enough with some left over.
Students explore financial planning. In this financial plan lesson, students read real-world problems from a current newspaper. They discuss methods for paying off debt, consolidating debt, computing net worth, and increasing cash flow. After research and discussion, students participate in a real-life simulation and determine the best way to handle the financial dilemma.
What will the future hold? How can I make my dreams come true? Since learners don't have fairy god mothers, they'll need to develop strong goal-oriented plans. They concoct ideas of their dream life, determine the type of income needed to have that life, then consider the careers and education they'll have to pursue to make their dreams come true.
Learners listen to a book, "This is My House" and sing a song to the tune of Home on the Range. They use the internet to view examples of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture. Students take pictures of architectural details of their homes or communities and use these as a basis for a writing assignment.
Students are guided through a reading of The Westing Game. In this guided reading instructional activity, students study the vocabulary found in the book and practice reading strategies while reading this book with the teacher.
Students investigate the use of math in everyday life. They investigate several occupations and pay scales. They complete spreadsheets that show how monthly bills can be organized using technology. They use word processing software to organize their thoughts and complete the final project about consumer economics.
Students explore homelessness.  For this speaking, listening, and critical thinking lesson, students listen to and discuss 3 scenarios in which families from urban, rural, and suburban communities became homeless due to different circumstances.  Students answer questions concerning the causes and consequences of homelessness, as well as possible solutions for their situation.
In this homelessness teaching guide, 4th graders focus on the meaning of the word "home" as well as those that are homeless.  Students complete 2 activities and answer 4 short answer questions giving opinions and statements regarding what they have read and learned.
In this economics worksheet, students respond to 10 true or false, 10 multiple choice, and 3 short answer questions about supply and demand.
Students investigate data on how one's level of education effects earning potential. They define the associated vocabulary.
Fourth graders discover how to budget in order to live in today's world. Allocating their resources is of prime importance in the monthly budget. They utilize a worksheet imbedded in this plan to figure out their monthly budget.
Students practice using new vocabulary associated with managing a family. They practice using certain words when looking for an apartment. They complete a worksheet to end the lesson.
English language learners build their reading comprehension with this passage and its accompanying questions. Before they read the selection, read the questions aloud. Then, as they read, have them mark the text. Twelve multiple-choice questions focus on reading comprehension. 
Young scholars read, fill out worksheets, and use familiar items to create an understanding of how to survive on minimum wage. In this minimum wage lesson plan, students learn about percentages and budgets.
First graders read and discuss several stories. They share information about different types of shelter around the world. They explain that lifestyles and shelter depend very much on where people live and how they use the resources available to them.
This isn't your average lesson plan on  inflation! Your learners will tackle these terms armed with detailed worksheets and exciting activities, from role play and an interactive PowerPoint presentation to designing their very own podcast on consumers, goods and services, and inflation rate.
What will I be? What do I want to be? What will I have to do to achieve this goal? These are the essential questions that launches a research project that asks like-minded individuals to identify their goals, the costs of the practical necessities like the food, housing, and schooling required to achieve these goals, and the methods they will use to acquire the funding. The project is part of a study of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and an examination of Huck's goals.
What is the difference between money and bartering, and how is money valued when considering inflation? Delve into the correlation between these fundamental components of economics with this detailed resource, which consists of reading materials, a worksheet, and great ideas for extension lessons.
What is credit, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of using it for purchases? Your class members will learn about different types of loans, such as student and mortgage, how interest factors into credit use, credit reports, and ultimately how to be savvier shoppers. This is a valuable lesson that all young adults would benefit from!
The passive voice was mastered by Spanish learners. Your class members can find out all about how to create the passive voice in Spanish using ser, past participles, por, and the impersonal se. Examples are provided for each situation.

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