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122 resources with the concept needs vs. wants

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Responding to Conflict: Negotiation—Identifying Wants and Needs

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Let's make a deal! Are real negotiations as simple as they are in the game show? Scholars learn the art of negotiation during the 8th lesson in a series of 15. The activity kicks off with a fun group negotiation, then explores the topic...
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Daisy Making Choices Leaf

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Shed light on the concept of financial literacy with a series of four activities that examines needs vs. wants, gives scholars the opportunity to buy products using paper money, and set goals to save money.
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Monster Musical Chairs and Scarcity

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Why can't we have everything we want? Youngsters are introduced to the concept of scarcity through a game of musical chairs and by discussing what it takes to satisfy our wants.
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Need or Want?

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Even as adults it can be hard to distinguish needs from wants. Using pictures of common, everyday items, children make a pocket chart separating the objects they need from those that they want. Discuss their choices, explaining that...
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The Roaring Twenties

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Let's take a look back at America during the 1920s and 1930s. Information regarding the economics in the 1920s that led to some of the issues during the 1930s are covered using text and images. Learners will consider economic booms,...
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WANTS VS. NEEDS

For Teachers K
Students gain an appreciation for wants and needs by analyzing poems, researching spending choices on the internet, interviewing family members, and create power point slides.
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students explore the 5 themes of geography. In this cross curriculum literacy and geography lesson, students listen to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett, and make a list of the needs of the people in Chewandswallow....
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Wants on a Continuum

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
You can't always get what you want, but you might just be able to teach your class about wants and choices. This plan leads pupils through a discussion and closes with a worksheet and assessment.
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Values, Wants, and Needs

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Build a basic understanding of four fundamental economic principles. Defined here are the concepts of value, scarcity, want, and need. All of these terms are very important to understand when discussing economic choices or cost/benefit...
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Heading South

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Pupils study the concept of animal migration with the change of seasons. They discover that migration can be hazardous, and the distance migrated can be short or long.
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Introduction To Business

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars determine the difference between wants and needs. They take a 10 question quiz which they must pass with 80% accuracy. They play teacher made game entitled Business Feud.
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Homelessness

For Teachers K - 2nd
Take a close look at homelessness with your learners.  For this character development lesson, young artists draw a large pair of sunglasses, adding their family and pictures representing their belongings and values on the left lens, and...
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Pets

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
In this pets worksheet, students learn about pets and what needs and responsibilities you have to have to be a pet owner. Students also complete 3 sheets about buying pet items, pet tools, and responsibilities.
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Louisiana Riches

For Teachers 3rd
Introduce your class to the concept of economics, resources, and the interaction between consumers and producers. This slide show presents simple definitions of each concept to build vocabulary. Note: This presentation focuses on goods...
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2nd Grade Social Studies

For Teachers 2nd
Having a basic understanding to how our economy works is a great way to help students understand the world around them. This Social Studies presentation focuses on defining the concepts of trade, goods, service, wants, needs, and...
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Do You Really Need It?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
A large part of understanding personal finance and economics is grasping the concept of wants and needs. This presentation provides students with basic yet effective definitions of wants, needs, and how they effect advertisements and...
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Plant Lifecycles

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students examine the life cycle of plants. In this plants lesson plan, students identify the various stages of plants and their parts. Students compare the life cycle of a plant with that of an animal. Activities suggested can be...
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Needs and Wants

For Teachers 1st
First graders recognize the difference between needs and wants.  In this treaty lesson, 1st graders chart their needs and wants to be used in making a treaty.  Students negotiate what should be in the treaty based on the importance of...
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Tropical Travel choices

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students recognize the difference between needs and wants. In this tropical travel lesson, students observe a coin from the Northern Mariana Islands and plan a trip.  Students read text about the island and complete a "weigh your...
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Who Needs My Help?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students think about helping others. In this citizenship lesson, students think of people in their lives who could use their help. Students illustrate the things they do to help others.
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Having a Savings Plan

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners discover the importance of saving and spending. In this finance lesson, students read the book Kermit the Hermit and discuss the differences between needs and wants. The learners complete worksheets concerning money in their...
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Do I Want or Need?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore wants and needs. In this introductory economics lesson plan, students use a "pinch card" to display whether a familiar item is a "want" or a "need". Students listen to the book Alexander used to be Rich on Sunday by...
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Do You Really Need It?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders read and share chapters of The Boxcar Children. In this wants and needs lesson, 4th graders understand through their reading the differences between wants and needs. Students complete a worksheet about wants and needs...
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Makes Cents to Me: Penny Drive

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
St that people have wants and must find ways to get them. In this philanthropy lesson, students understand the ways people get things and arrange a penny drive to help others. Students arrange an artistic project to reflect on their fund...