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Young adults are so eager to get that first cell phone. And, cell phones have so many cool extras! Learners conduct real-life research to determine which cell phone carrier offers the best deals on things like wall paper, ringtones, and games. They use their findings to create either an informational presentation or a brochure. Real-life comparative analysis; I like it!
You're in high school and you just got the coolest car ever! But, now you need to start thinking about car insurance. Luckily, your teacher prepared you by engaging you in a life skills lesson like this one. The class actually calls around to research the prices for both new and used car insurance. They make price comparisons to determine which insurance carrier is best for them.
Remember all those credit card tables lined up on your college campus? So alluring and dangerous, if you don't know what you're doing. Prepare your pre-college attendees for life by offering a lesson plan on credit management. They discuss credit reports, hidden fees, financial repercussions, and how to make a credit plan to get through college. A very important lesson plan intended to make savvy consumers.
The first time you sit down to sign a rental agreement is quite an experience. Prepare your class for that inevitable moment with a lesson on rental agreement lingo. They read a rental agreement, fill out a lingo worksheet, and then discuss what rental terms mean in relation to the responsibilities of the landlord and tenant.
How cool, an interactive personal finance game! Young consumers play a real-life scenario game to practice making credit decisions. They play the game then discuss good and bad credit choices. The scenarios revolve around the use of a first credit card for college expenses. 
Learners demonstrate how to count money through a simulated shopping experience. In this consumer math lesson, students read the book Just Shopping With Mom and count play money to illustrate how much the items in the book cost.
Here is an interesting topic. Learners examine the economics that led to the founding of the First Bank of America. They participate in a reader's theater experience depicting the debate between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson over the beginnings of the first Bank of the United States. They read primary source documents and the booklet, "The First Bank of the United States." A fun way to introduce banking and US Economics.
Students explore shopping vocabulary. In this ELL speaking instructional activity, 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.
Students explore the purpose of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. For this global issues lesson, students participate in a role play activity that requires them to make funding decisions as members of the World Bank. Students also complete discussion questions about the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Brief.
In this financial education learning exercise, students explore the concepts of saving and spending. Students read a four paragraph text about buying video games and answer 5 essay questions.
Students discuss and define credit and different types of credit, identify two positive things about using credit properly, identify two negative things about using credit improperly, and identify how and where to obtain a credit report.
You just got your first cell phone bill, but what does it all mean? Clear up the confusion for your young consumers as they break down and itemize a cell phone bill to better understand what they are paying for and why. This type of analysis is the first step to being a savvy shopper.
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.
Students practice developing budgets. In this financial awareness instructional activity, 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.
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.
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 instructional activity Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.
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.