A Money Plan
Students discuss what a budget is and its purpose. They create a draft of a simple budget that they could possible use. They discuss their trade-offs when they choose to follow a budget.
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Money Can't Buy Everything: Writing Poetry
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4th - 6th Social Studies & History
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6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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