Refine Your Results

Now... gain access to over 2 Million curated educational videos and 500,000 educator reviews to free & open educational resources

Get a 10 Day Free Trial

122 resources with the concept needs vs. wants

+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

People making a difference

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students identify resources that all humans need and compare needs and wants. In this needs and wants lesson plan, students discuss with their teacher situations in which people need or want items and how some people don't have the...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Everybody Needs

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students compare cultures. In this needs and wants lesson, students discuss the basic necessities of life and what they need in a day in order to survive. Students also discuss how these needs might change if they lived in another...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Budgeting Money

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the concept of budgeting. In this budgeting lesson, students pick an occupation and develop a list of needs and wants. Students make a list of monthly expenses and budget their income to afford those expenses.
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Exploring Community Needs

For Teachers K - 5th
Students identify the needs of their community. In this communities lesson, students brainstorm the needs of their community and prepare a letter to a local official to address the community need.
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

The Wants and Needs of Making a Difference

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students analyze a reading selection. In this wants and needs lesson, students read a story to facilitate a discussion about wants and needs. Students discuss how communities help each other in difficult times.
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Needs and Wants

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students demonstrate responsible consumer choices. In this social studies lesson, students read The Lorax and discuss wants and needs. Students discuss how to save natural resources by making informed consumer choices.
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Meeting Our Daily Needs

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate the concept of basic needs. In this philanthropy instructional activity, students define the term "philanthropy" and brainstorm ways to help others who don't get their basic needs met. Students analyze and sort acts...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Friendly Flowers

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students study the characteristics of flowers. In this art lesson, students study pictures of marigolds and identify the characteristics of flowers. Students paint flowers using oil pastels. As an extension activity, students plant...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

How the Community Meets Needs: The Drive

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars explore the four sectors of the economy. In this character development lesson, students experience giving up "their worldly possessions" and then discuss feelings that might occur when people experience homelessness or...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Needs and Wants

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students examine the difference between needs and wants. In this consumption lesson plan, students illustrate their needs and wants and discuss their own reasons for buying things. They also discuss the connection between their choices...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Natural Features as a Resource

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Young scholars investigate how land and water can meet basic needs. For this natural resources lesson, students locate water features on a Landscape Picture Map and describe how water is used to meet their needs.
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Our Global Community

For Teachers 1st
First graders experience literature which shows how communities live around the world. In this global community lesson, 1st graders read books such as Whoever You Are, by Mem Fox and create a work of art based on their feelings about the...
+
Worksheet
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Needs vs. Wants Fill in the Blank List

For Students 4th - 6th
For this needs vs. wants worksheet, students work with a partner to write a list of wants and a list of needs. They read the differences between wants and needs before making their lists.
+
Organizer
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Plants and People

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this earth science worksheet, students compare plants needs to what people need in order to grow. They complete a Venn Diagram listing the differences as well as the similarities.
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Personal Learning Profile

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students, after completing a Personal Learning Profile pre-test Survey, take a Personal Learning Profile pre-test. They explore personal interests, spiritual beliefs, strengths, needs, and habits. The questionnaire is completed on the...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Why Don't I Ever Have Any Money?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers keep a journal on their current spending habits. In groups, they develop guidelines for a family to follow given a specific amount of take home pay. They role play various scenerios to see what can be done with a given...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Community and Me

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners continue to examine the concept of communities. In groups, they identify and create a list of their needs and wants and create artwork showing their community working properly. They describe the differences in communities...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

The Joy of Giving

For Teachers K
Children identify wants and needs, bake and sell cookies to raise money, and then go to the mall to purchase gifts for Christmas stockings that are donated to the Salvation Army. They then perform Graphing activities to help children...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Needs & Wants

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders determine the definitions of needs and wants. They write the definitions down and make a personal list explaining their own wants and needs. They cut out pictures from magazines showing their wants and needs which they...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Wants and Needs, Our community

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Pupils, after hearing the story, "The Rag Coat" discuss how family, school, and neighborhood provide basic needs and learning experiences. They decipher the difference between wants and needs and create a collage showing wants and needs.
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Human Beings / Human Rights

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Students brainstorm and discuss what it means to be "human." They relate human rights to human needs and discuss what a universal right is and read about Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Needs And Wants

For Teachers K - 6th
Pupils make cards illustrating things they think they need and want to be healthy and happy. Groups then sort these cards into "wants" and "needs." The whole class discusses what it means when people's basic needs are not met and the...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Want To... / Need To... / Have To.....

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students demonstrate how to express needs, wants, and obligations. They observe a teacher-led demonstration, complete a worksheet, and listen to a recorded dialogue.
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Human Needs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate human needs and how they have adapted to different environments. They complete an experiment to discover the effect of stress on muscles. They use the food pyramid to create a plan for healthy eating.