Cars and Loans

This Cars and Loans unit plan also includes:

Every high schooler in your class probably wants to own his or her own car, but what has to happen before those wheels peel out of the dealership? Four lessons in a home economics lesson guide learners through the process of shopping for a car, applying for a loan, budgeting for expenses, and getting the right amount of insurance coverage.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners work in groups to research their dream car, and to present an appropriate budget to buy the car
  • Provide your class with printouts of several cars of varying mileage, quality, brand, and price to prompt real-world discussions
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson was published in Canada, so many of the exercises and worksheets reflect Canadian figures and resources
  • Engaging for young people, especially those who are interested in buying a car in the near future
  • Provides a reading assessment and worksheets for kids to fill out, as well as answer keys
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