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Comparison Shopping – Needs and Wants

This lesson introduces students to the basics of comparison shopping. Teaching Objectives: Understand how to carefully consider alternatives before making a purchase. Suggested Grade Level 3rd Grade – 6th Grade Lesson Excerpt: This lesson introduces students to the concepts associated … Continue reading

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How Money Grows Through Saving and Investing

This lesson introduces students to the basics of how money grows through saving and investing. Teaching Objectives: Consider alternative ways to help money grow through savings. Apply simple math concepts to determine the future value of money. Introduce students to … Continue reading

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Money Responsibility

This lesson introduces students to the concept of being responsible for managing money through accurate record-keeping. Teaching Objectives: Apply math skills to balance a spending plan. Recognize the importance of keeping purchase records. Gain an understanding of spending behavior outcomes. … Continue reading

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Allowances and Spending Plans

Students learn an introduction to allowances. Teaching Objectives: Recognize how to divide an allowance into a spending plan. Learn how to balance income and expenses. Gain confidence in preparing spending plans. Suggested Grade Level 3rd Grade – 6th Grade Lesson … Continue reading

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What is Money?

Students learn what money is, including recognition of money. Teaching Objectives: Understand the exchange value of coins. Learn the names of coins. Suggested Grade Level Pre-K – 2nd Grade Lesson Excerpt: Money is the medium of exchange for most goods … Continue reading

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Earning Money

Students learn about earning money, and how money is earned, is limited, and does not come free. Teaching Objectives: Recognize that money is earned from work done. Understand that money is limited in quantity. Suggested Grade Level Pre-K – 2nd … Continue reading

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Spending Plans

Students learn about making spending plans and the importance of saving. Teaching Objectives: Identify categories for spending plans. Recognize the importance of saving some money for future needs. Suggested Grade Level Pre-K – 2nd Grade Lesson Excerpt: Preschool-aged children are … Continue reading

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Making Spending Decisions

Students learn about making spending decisions. Teaching Objectives: Gain self-confidence in making decisions. Analyze simple alternatives. Develop rational behavior patterns. Practice making decisions in structured situations. Suggested Grade Level Pre-K – 2nd Grade Lesson Excerpt: From birth, a child has … Continue reading

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Caring for the Trees: Becoming an Arborist

Learn about arborists, where they work, and how a person can become an arborist. Teaching Objectives: Students will be able to explain what an arborist is and what kinds of activities an arborist might do. Students will be able to … Continue reading

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Checking Out Charitable Groups

Students learn about researching charitable groups. Teaching Objectives: Identify the reasons to research charitable organizations. Explain how to research charitable organizations. Use the PACED model to evaluate a charitable organization. Standard 14: The student will explain the costs and benefits … Continue reading

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