Students examine how paper money and coins have changed over time. They discuss different types of exchanging items for payment. They practice making change.
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Lesson 4: The Judiciary: A Brief Introduction to the Courts System
Focusing on the judicial branch of government, the fourth lesson in this series explores the structure of the US courts system. Beginning with an engaging activity based on the short story The Lady or the Tiger, students go on to examine...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Case of the Shrunken Allowance
An allowance is an important thing! Make sure your kids know how to save and spend their own money. Using the book The Case of the Shrunken Allowance as a starting point, this plan covers income, spending and saving, counting, and more.
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Pickle Patch Bathtub
What do your pupils want to save up their money for? Based around the book The Pickle Patch Bathtub, this instructional activity covers opportunity cost, saving, and spending. Learners participate in a discussion and practice making...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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