In this lesson, students share the book Ben and Me, by Robert Lawson, to learn about borrowing, lending, and interest. Students complete a worksheet about borrowing money, create a table that shows the advantages and disadvantages of borrowing money, and role-play borrowing and lending money.
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In this lesson, students share several chapters from the book Shoeshine Girl, by Clyde Robert Bulla, to learn about the role of money, labor, earning income, positive and negative incentives, and improving human capital and productivity. Students complete a worksheet on earning money, discuss possible careers, and complete an activity that shows the importance of learning and practicing new skills.
In this lesson, the book, Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money, by Stan and Jan Berenstain, is used to teach students about saving money, banks, and interest.
In this lesson, students use the book Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday, by Judith Viorst, to learn about opportunity cost, goods and services, incentives, and saving. Students complete worksheets on decision making and choice and play a sorting game with goods and services.
In this lesson, the book, The Berenstain Bears' Dollars and Sense, by Stan and Jan Berenstain, is used to teach students about about money management and checking accounts.
In this lesson, the book, Arthur's Funny Money, by Lillian Hoban, is used to teach students about about business, price, and labor. Students complete worksheets on projected income.
In this lesson, the book, The Case of the Shruken Allowance, by Joanne Rockin, is used to teach students about labor, earn income, saving, creating budgets, and equivalent amounts of money. Students complete worksheets on labor and budgets.
In this lesson, students describe the various ways people save money and explain how people can earn money. Students list the costs of their spending decisions and analyze the trade-offs of various spending and saving decisions.
In this lesson, students read a chapter from the book Double Fudge, by Judy Blume, to learn how money is produced and how people can get money. They complete a worksheet about earning money, play a game about the value of money, and design their own money.
In this lesson, students share one chapter from Henry and Beezus, by Beverly Cleary, to learn about exchange, market, price, and spending. They complete a worksheet on checking accounts and analyze the costs of using a credit card.
In this lesson, students share several chapters of the book Mr. Popper’s Penguins, by Richard and Florence Atwater, to learn about earning money, cost, credit, and spending money wisely. Students complete a worksheet in which they determine how much it costs to care for a pet, complete an activity on credit, and play a saving and spending game.
In this lesson, students share the book Pigs Go to Market: Fun with Math and Shopping, by Amy Axelrod, to learn about price and comparative shopping. Students complete a worksheet on price, analyze the unit price of several items, and compare prices at local grocery stores.