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First graders identify and complete activities to explore the difference between wants and needs. In this wants and needs lesson, 1st graders discuss wants and needs and define their differences. Students complete a T-chart using magazine pictures that represent wants and needs. Students present their charts to the class.
In this consumer math learning exercise, learners 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. They create a personal budget.
Fourth graders explore economics by viewing a PowerPoint presentation. In this business lesson, 4th graders identify the differences between wants and needs and discuss how goods can be bought, sold, or traded in an economy. Students answer study questions regarding economics and examine visual advertisements.
First graders recognize the difference between needs and wants. In this treaty lesson, 1st graders chart their needs and wants to be used in making a treaty. Students negotiate what should be in the treaty based on the importance of the items from their chart. Students relate to long ago.