Students list things they have wanted that their parents have said they couldn't afford-say, designer clothes, games, bikes, stereos, etc. Explain what is meant by the high cost of living.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Two Worlds: An Economics Budgeting Project
What sort of challenges does a low income American face as compared with those who are more fortunate? This project allows learners to compare and contrast the budgeting process of both demographics, and to reflect on the real-world...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Debt Elimination - Power Tools for Building Wealth
What does it mean to be wealthy? Your learners will consider how carrying debt affects budgeting, and learn about the debt snowball strategy and how is it used in the concept of eliminating debt in order to build wealth.
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Savvy Spending: Sharpening Money Decisions
Do you really need that new laptop/phone/dress/jacket/etc.? Financial decisions require us to distinguish between our wants and our needs. Through discussion and the evaluation of scenarios on provided worksheets, this resource will...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The Fiscal Cliff
What is the fiscal cliff, what does it imply, and why are some people fearful of it? This video uses President Obama's proposed budget proposal of 2013 and that of republicans to provide a context for understanding the fiscal cliff. The...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A “New English” in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”: A Common Core Exemplar
To examine the “New English” Chinua Achebe uses in Things Fall Apart, readers complete a series of worksheets that ask them to examine similes, proverbs, and African folktales contained in the novel. Individuals explain the meaning...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Marriage and Financial Goals, Budgeting Strategies
There is no more useful life skill to learn, than budgeting and setting financial goals. It's math that is used by every person, everyday. Learners examine the responsibilities and costs involved in family economics. Through a series of...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Becoming a Wise Consumer: Creating a Budget
Can your teenagers afford their lifestyle choices? After they've learned about unit pricing (this instructional activity is linked), a personal budgeting activity has learners track their spending for an entire week. Groups begin by...
7th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Economics Budget Project
Check out this traditional economics project on budgeting for its great additional materials, which include samples as to how learners can write proper goal/income/expenditure/balanced budget analyses, as well as an Excel spreadsheet...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable