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High schoolers 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.
Budgeting is a necessary skill. Have your learners use this resource to create and follow a $1,000 budget for Christmas shopping. They complete problems involving subtraction, multiplication, and addition of decimals, and use higher-level thinking skills to interpret their answers for word problems.
Students explore shopping vocabulary. In this ELL speaking lesson, students guess words that would be on a shopping list, identify or define words related to shopping, take a shopping survey, and read related text aloud.
Fourth graders calculate savings and identify the best value items from a list of products. They rotate through five studying stations, completing various math activities involving calculators and solving problems related to shopping and prices of items.
Take your students on an imaginary shopping trip to practice math and other skills.
In this Eagle Shopping Centre worksheet, students survey, discover and examine all the shops and establishments found within this shopping mall and then answer twenty questions associated with the mall.
Young scholars explore the purpose of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. In this global issues lesson, students participate in a role play activity that requires them to make funding decisions as members of the World Bank. Young scholars also complete discussion questions about the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Brief.
Young people often get themselves into trouble with credit cards because they don't fully understand interest rates, fees, etc. This activity requires teens to research and record information on three different credit cards in order to determine which would be the best choice. A worthy lesson, and just one of many from a high-quality site on consumer economics.
In this word bank letter A words worksheet, students use the card as a reference for A sight words. They add words of their own to the list.
Students are introduced to Chinua Achebe's first novel and to his views on the role of the writer in his or her society. It can be used alone or in conjunction with the related lesson Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.
Students discuss healthy menus and guidlines for creating a weekly shopping list based on a well planned menu. They discuss grocery store ads, impulse buying and money saving ideas based on a well planned shopping list. They create their own shopping list for a pre created menu.
Young scholars practice developing budgets. In this financial awareness lesson, students read The Monster Money Book and list ways the characters saved money in the story. Young scholars plan a budget and demonstrate how to look for bargains when they shop.
Students build a functional vocabulary. In this ESL lesson, students watch a video that incorporates a lesson using "do" and "does" while grocery shopping. Students engage in a listening exercise where they listen for specific answers during a dialogue and then take a trip to the grocery store to participate in a scavenger hunt where they look for items on a list.
Third graders simulate the grocery shopping experience by using a teacher-made shopping list in which they must buy everything on the list with a $20.00 bill. If they have enough money left over they can buy something for themselves.
Twelfth graders describe the purposes and functions of different international organizations. They discover the United States role in these organizations and the role of the World Bank.
Students assess the validity of a national bank. They study the importance of McCullough v. Maryland. They review the arguments of Hamilton and Jefferson. They analyze the Tenth Amendment and the debate over state v. federal power. They review tight v. lose constructionist interpretation of the Constitution.
High schoolers explain what money is and why it is needed and how banks can enlarge or shrink the money supply. They define the term "reserve" as it applies to bank deposits. They explain the concept of net worth.
Fifth graders practice adding and subtracting dollars and cents in a dice game based on earning and spending money.  In this shopping spree instructional activity, 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.
For this ESL worksheet, students answer 20 questions about the Eagle Shopping Centre in Derby, UK. For example, "What can I buy at Clarks?"
Students explore online banking. In this online banking lesson, students discuss identity theft, direct deposit, encryption, and the Federal Reserve System. Students participate in a game show activity where students ask and answer questions about what they have learned.