Saving Time and Money on Dinner

What's for dinner? An engaging home economics lesson lets students decide the menu based on a given nutritional requirement and monetary budget. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Implement the lesson during an economics focus on budgeting and home ec, or pair with a health class to work on nutritional knowledge
  • Use the differentiation steps to adapt the lesson as needed for your class setting
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson notes that you can complete the activity at the end of the planning stage for a full assessment if you do not have access to cooking supplies and materials

  • Addresses skills from several content areas
  • Ideal for both math-minded and kinesthetic learners

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