Students discuss the differences between needs and wants, practice budgeting resources and investigate the workings of a capitalist society, by creating a mock store.
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How to Achieve Your Financial Goals
Students explore economics by creating a budget. In this financial goal setting lesson, students investigate their use of time by completing a worksheet. Students identify financial goals they would like to achieve in the next several...
2nd - 5th 21st Century Skills
Beatrice’s Goat: A Lesson on Savings Goals
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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Not for a Billion Gazillion Dollars
Young scholars discover what debt, saving, and credit are. In this personal finance lesson, the teacher reads Not for a Billion Gazillion Dollars, and the students discuss what the main character does in the book in relation to debt,...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
The Bernstein Bear's Trouble with Money: Financial and Academic Literacy
What do figures of speech have to do with financial literacy? Take an interdisciplinary look at The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money to find out. Young analysts read about the cubs' spendthrift ways and how Mama and Papa Bear teach...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Students listen to From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil F. Frankweiler and discuss wants and needs. In this iincome and expenses lesson plan, students relate the adventures of the children in the book to a real life financial...
3rd - 7th Social Studies & History