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Making Ends Meet

Students create a monthly budget, showing income earned from an imaginary job versus estimated monthly expenses. Students encounter unexpected monthly expenses and must adjust their budget to compensate for those expenses. Students write a report evaluating the activity and what they learned about making ends meet.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 12th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
3 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Simulation
Technology
Database & Spreadsheet

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