Needs and Wants Teacher Resources
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Do You Really Need It?
Fourth graders read and share chapters of The Boxcar Children. In this wants and needs lesson, 4th graders understand through their reading the differences between wants and needs. Students complete a worksheet about wants and needs based on the book.
4th Social Studies & History 8 Views 74 Downloads
Wants and Needs
Here is an outstanding lesson on wants versus needs designed for 1st graders. Pupils listen to the book, Something Good which presents themes on wants, needs, choice, resources, and counting money. Pupils complete worksheets embedded in the plan on determining value and identifying wants and needs.
1st Math 68 Views 138 Downloads
Having a Savings Plan
Students discover the importance of saving and spending. In this finance lesson, students read the book Kermit the Hermit and discuss the differences between needs and wants. The students complete worksheets concerning money in their daily lives.
K - 2nd Math 11 Views 62 Downloads
Creating a Community
Second graders explore their neighborhood. For this community lesson, 2nd graders create maps of their community. Students consider the needs and wants of communities as they plan what they would add to their community. Students may use software to help them construct their community.
2nd Social Studies & History 5 Views 44 Downloads
How do we decide what to buy? Empower your economists to spend their money wisely through this introductory consumer choice worksheet. Learners read a passage on wants and needs, scarcity, and tradeoffs. Next, students personalize the lesson by recording their income and expenses for 1 week using a template provided.
6th - 12th Math 57 Views 559 Downloads
The Giving Tree
Students explore wants and needs. In this ecology and economics lesson, students listen to the story The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and compile a class list of what the boy got from the tree. Students categorize these items as "wants" or "needs," and then locate items made from trees in magazines to create a poster.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 108 Downloads
People making a difference
Students identify resources that all humans need and compare needs and wants. In this needs and wants lesson plan, students discuss with their teacher situations in which people need or want items and how some people don't have the resources to provide for what they need.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 4 Views 6 Downloads
Finding the Seed of Need
Young scholars identify the wants and needs of their community. For this communities lesson, students read the book Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday and discuss the needs of their community. Young scholars decide on the need of greatest importance.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
It's About Supply and Demand
Students examine supply and demand and relate their personal lives to the push and pull of the economy. In this money management lesson, students provide their own personal information and make decisions based on supply and demand as they solve problems relating to their own wants and needs.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 44 Downloads
I Want It! I Need It!
Discuss wants and needs with your elementary ecologists and get them to consider what would happen to our natural resources if we all got everything that we want. Learners play a card sorting game and take an ecological footprint quiz on the Internet.
3rd - 6th Science 24 Views 26 Downloads
Time to Choose: Wants and Needs
In this consumer math worksheet, students read about how to budget for wants and needs. They answer 3 multiple choice questions about a young girls use of her $10 birthday gift. They complete a problem about budgeting money for classroom paper.
3rd - 5th Math 18 Views 144 Downloads
What Do People Need?
Second graders discuss the difference between needs and wants and create a T chart. They brainstorm as many ways as possible to meet their basic needs. They analyze different ways the community gets involved to help individuals with their basic needs.
2nd Social Studies & History 7 Views 19 Downloads
Need vs. Wants in Creating Sustainable Communities
Ninth graders create a T chart of their needs and wants. In this environmental science lesson, 9th graders brainstorm ideas on how to create a sustainable community. They decide what they would give up and keep to make the community sustainable.
9th Science 4 Views 32 Downloads
Wants and Needs
Students reviews things they want versus things they need. In this economic lesson plan, students volunteer things that would be hard to live without and the teacher writes these up on the board. Students talk about which items are not necessary and how their lives would change without them.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
"Kids as Decision Makers" - Distinguishing between Needs and Wants
First graders distinguish between wants and needs. In this wants and needs lesson plan, the teacher introduces the concepts of wants and needs by reading the class a story, then students use magazine pictures and sort the pictures into "wants" and "needs" and makes a list of family wants and needs.
1st Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Needs vs. Wants Sorting Game
For this social studies worksheet, students reinforce the difference between needs and wants by either playing a game or using cards as a seat work activity. Students cut apart the picture cards and the game mat and do the activities according to the directions provided.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 6 Views 59 Downloads