Lesson Plan

Your Budget Plan

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What do Whoosh and Jet Stream have in common? They are both characters in a fantastic game designed to help students identify various positive and negative spending behaviors. Through an engaging activity, worksheets, and discussion, teens explore proper budgeting and distinguish between different types of expenses.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • As an extension, have class members construct an individualized, personal budget that they can continue to assess in class over a period of time
Classroom Considerations
  • As the fourth lesson in a series of nine designed to help high school students develop proper money management skills, learners should have an understanding of basic banking practices and how taxes figure into paychecks before beginning this lesson
  • All activity worksheets included
  • Designed for specific Common Core State Standards
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