In this social studies and math unit, students will be introduced to how people earn money, save money, spend money and donate money. Throughout the eight day unit, students will conduct interviews with parents, siblings and friends about the different ways people earn money and choices people make about the money they earn. At the end of the unit, students will contribute fictional money earned to needs such as a desk in the classroom (to represent apartment rent or a house payment), lights and electricity, food and then have the chance to spend remaining money in a class store. After the class store, students will be asked to reflect on the decisions they have made with their money earned.
Norman, Elle V., "Why Can't I Have Everything I Want? [2nd grade]" (2015). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. Paper 313.
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