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Family Budget Activity

Expose your class members to the process of designing a practical family budget and how to make informed economic choices in their lives. After studying inflation, savings, and budgeting, learners receive "paychecks", are separated into groups, and complete a family budget worksheet activity.

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Pros

  • Can download and edit worksheet
  • Real-world application of classroom curriculum
Cons

  • Activity depends upon a strong foundational knowledge of economic concepts, such as inflation and unemployment
  • May require instructor to redesign process of issuing "paychecks"
Included Materials

  • Family Budget Worksheet
  • Activity

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