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Bartering--A System of Exchange
Learners explore the concept of trade and bartering and participate in a game titled "Barter Bag." They discuss the difference between wants and needs, and read a list of rules for the game. Students then use a bartering system to retrieve a list of needs and collect their personal wants.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 21 Views 36 Downloads
"Kids as Decision Makers" - Distinguishing between Needs and Wants
First graders distinguish between wants and needs. In this wants and needs lesson, 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 and Wants Game
Students identify basic survival needs. In this needs and wants lesson, students view picture cards of various wants and needs. Students choose sixteen cards that they believe are essential to survive. Students sort the cards by needs and wants.
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History 4 Views 114 Downloads
Sort It Out - Needs and Wants
Students explore the real important factors in life by sorting needs and wants. In this economic experience lesson, students view a slide-show of images which shows everyday events and items that we use and consume. Students sort the photographs based on their necessity for human life.
Pre-K - K 21st Century Skills 10 Views 76 Downloads
Having a Savings Plan
Students discover the importance of saving and spending. In this finance lesson plan, 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 12 Views 62 Downloads
Creating a Community
Second graders explore their neighborhood. In 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 6 Views 45 Downloads
The Giving Tree
Students explore wants and needs. In this ecology and economics instructional activity, 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 24 Views 110 Downloads
Ecological Footprint--How Does The Way We Live Affect Earth?
Learners demonstrate an awareness of the global implications of decisions that individuals and families make about their needs and wants. They identify environmental and health issues related to the production and consumption of food. Applying critical thinking skills in this instructional activity are strongly encouraged.
6th - 12th Science 5 Views 14 Downloads
Real Life Economics 101
Your learners will take key economic concepts, such as identifying needs versus wants and the four factors of production, and design a video to explain their topic choice to the class. Rather than have one person in charge of dispensing all information, this project allows for whole-group collaboration and creativity!
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Wants and Needs
Young scholars identify wants and needs. In this sociology lesson, students use a T-chart to brainstorm things they want. In the other column, young scholars record their needs. Students discuss how to save money for their wants.
Pre-K - K Social Studies & History 3 Views 26 Downloads
Do You Really Need It?
A large part of understanding personal finance and economics is grasping the concept of wants and needs. This presentation provides students with basic yet effective definitions of wants, needs, and how they effect advertisements and what consumers buy.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Energy Sustainability in the Klamath Basin
High schoolers research the hydroelectric plant removal project that is underway on the Klamath River. They consider the replacement of hydroelectric dams with geothermal power plants and form an argument based on their viewpoints. Since this is a current topic, it is and ideal case study for emerging enviromentalists.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Differentiating Between Needs And Wants Through Research
Students discuss the challenges that would be faced in trying to colonize Mars, and gain experience in researching specific information; students then differentiate between needs and wants on the matter of survival.
5th - 6th Science 5 Views 18 Downloads
Give your class a copy of USA TOday to read through and find articles about companies that offer goods or services. They create a graphic organizer and list the business, product, want or need fulfilled of the companies found in the USA Today.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 87 Downloads