Choosing My Lifestyle

How much does it cost to live the life your dream life? Scholars explore the pitfalls of personal finance through planning, discussion, and research. The first lesson in a five-part series tasks individuals with determining an approximate monthly income needed, as well as careers that support their lifestyles.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have students estimate their utility costs using online budgeting tools
  • Prior to showing the introductory video, have the class list all of the utilities they currently have in their households

Classroom Considerations

  • Make the lesson as specific as possible by encouraging pupils to research the cost of living in the area in which they would like to live
Pros

  • An eye-opening and engaging topic ensures learners come away from the lesson with a new appreciation for financial literacy
  • The included printables are great for helping the class choose their options as they work through the material
Cons

  • None