Author:
Pamela Noble
Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Middle School
Tags:
  • Ecomonics
  • NCDLS
  • Needs vs. Wants
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Text/HTML

    Education Standards

    NEEDS and WANTS

    NEEDS and WANTS

    Overview

    Needs and Wants vary based on setting.  Students need to be aware of this when discussing needs and wants.

    Work to do

    Teacher will introduce the topic of needs and wants.  Students will be asked to talk about needs and wants based on their personal background ideas firet.Students will be asked to draw pictures of 3 needs and 3 wants based on their thoughts.

    Students will be asked to think of needs and wants in 3 different settings as the teacher names each one.  They will be asked to discuss these one at a time in small groups and then complete the attached form.  Students can complete with a list of Needs/Wants or they can draw a picture to go with each setting. 

    The first setting will be home.

    The second setting will be the school classroom.

    The third setting will be while shopping in stores with family.

    Needs and Wants are different in different settings.  Students need to learn to distinguish this. 

     

    Students will talk about needs and wants based on their personal background ideas first.

    Students will draw pictures of 3 needs and 3 wants based on their thoughts.

     

    Students will be asked to think of needs and wants in 3 different settings as the teacher names each one.  They will be asked to discuss these one at a time in small groups and then complete the attached form.  Students can complete with a list of Needs/Wants or they can draw a picture to go with each setting.