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34 resources with the keyterm wants and needs

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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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Consumer Choices

For Students 6th - 12th
How do we decide what to buy? Empower your economists to spend their money wisely through this introductory consumer choice worksheet. Learners read a passage on wants and needs, scarcity, and tradeoffs. Next, students personalize the...
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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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Bartering--A System of Exchange

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the concept of trade and bartering and participate in a game titled "Barter Bag." They discuss the difference between wants and needs, and read a list of rules for the game. Students then use a bartering system to...
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Money Smart Choices

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Your class can explore personal finance concepts with this money and philanthropy lesson. They define and discuss the terms spend, save, donate, and invest as they relate to the personal use of money. In groups, they work to explore many...
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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...
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Needs and Wants

For Teachers 1st
There is a difference between wants and needs. After warming up with a sorting game first graders will discuss the difference between wants and needs then read the book The Rag Coat by Lauren Mills. They will have an A-B partner...
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Eleanor Roosevelt: Economics, Discovery and Daily Life

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Examine the causes and effects of the Great Depression and the role of Eleanor Roosevelt during the era. Pupils take an inventory of their home for wants and needs, and conduct online research on The Great Depression. They then convert...
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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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Scarcity, Choice and Decisions

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study the basic economic trilogy (scarcity, choice, and costs). In this money management lesson, students use a scenario of a High School Prom to calculate how scarcity, choice and cost apply by completing provided worksheets...
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Homelessness

For Teachers K - 2nd
Take a close look at homelessness with your learners.  In 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 a...
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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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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 plan, students understand the ways people get things and arrange a penny drive to help others. Students arrange an artistic project to reflect on their...
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Budgeting Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students gain financial skills. In this finances lesson plan, students determine their budget by analyzing their expenses and income. Students identify wants and needs and set savings goals.
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All About Me Museum

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars participate in a living museum project. In this living museum project, students determine their place in the world and make a museum exhibit about themselves. They include photographs and personal artifacts. They sequence...
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Creating a Community

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore their neighborhood. In this community lesson, 2nd graders create maps of their community. Students consider the needs and wants of communities as they plan what they would add to their community. Students may use...
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Do I Want or Need?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young scholars 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". Young scholars listen to the book Alexander used to be Rich on...
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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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The Giving Tree

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore wants and needs. In this ecology and economics lesson plan, students listen to the story The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and compile a class list of what the boy got from the tree. Students categorize these items as...
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Monster Musical Chairs

For Teachers K - 1st
Young scholars experience scarcity in a game of musical chairs. In this scarcity and economics lesson, students read Monster Musical Chairs, then the class discusses wants, needs, and scarcity in relation to their own experiences. The...
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Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students barter for goods within the class. In this economics lesson based on the Great Depression, the teacher introduces the lesson with a picture book, then students are allowed to barter with teacher supplied goods as they examine...
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Time to Choose: Wants and Needs

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this consumer math worksheet, learners read about how to budget for wants and needs. They answer 3 multiple choice questions about a young girls use of her $10 birthday gift. They complete a problem about budgeting money for classroom...
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"Do You Need It or Just Want It?"

For Teachers K
Students distinguish between "wants" and "needs." Students make a short list of each. They review The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings book and discuss what blessings are. Students then rewrite their list of wants and needs.
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"Going Camping"

For Teachers K
Students review the difference between "wants" and "needs." Students apply acquired knowledge by preparing for a pretend camping trip. Students plan out their trip together and then revise their list twice.