Beatrice’s Goat: A Lesson on Savings Goals

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Youngsters learn the meaning of saving and how to reach savings goals by first reading a story of a young Ugandan girl who is gifted a goat, and then discovering the opportunity costs of savings decisions made by her and her family.

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CCSS: Designed
Classroom Considerations

  • A link to the story that is the main focus of the lesson can be found in the resource's included materials
  • This lesson also reviews other foundational financial terms, such as income, saving, short-term saving, and long-term saving, throughout the lesson
Pros

  • Clear instructional discussion points and prompts
  • All handouts included
  • Designed for many Common Core standards
Cons

  • None