No Funny Money, Honey....I Want the Real Thing!
Students examine American money and identify the security features that make our money different from other countries. In an activity, pick out the characteristics from a list. They also discuss the limitations of the barter system.
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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
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
What I want for Christmas in Five Paragraphs
Explore persuasive writing during the Christmas season! Young writers generate a class list of reasons why their family members should give them certain Christmas gifts. They write a related five-paragraph persuasive piece following...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable