Junior (Grades 4-6)
Students explore the difference between needs and wants by creating their own concept map using a hierarchy of needs as a reference. Focus will be on using real life examples.
Students use simple comparison shopping techniques to make purchasing decisions about food choices. The focus is on justifying their choices financially.
Students create a list of a week’s worth of snacks from local grocery stores or markets for a family that includes healthy choices within a specific budget.
Students explore the short-term and long-term effects of tobacco use on both physical health and finances over time.
Students analyze a scenario where they have won a cash prize for a poster design contest. They must decide how to use their winnings by considering different variables.
Students plan a class party on a budget taking a few limitations into consideration. Students analyze, compare and evaluate different plans to vote on one.
Students explore how advertising techniques can influence their buying decisions related to food and everyday items. Guidelines for viewing and evaluating advertisements are created.
In this video, a child has been given a budget and is asked to choose his own lunch snack for the school week. Enjoy a snack by exploring concepts related to comparison shopping, decision-making skills, budgeting, healthy food choices and more!
Pay to Play
In this video, a child is playing her favorite tablet game when she must face the temptations of in-game purchasing. Find out how much she is willing to pay to play by exploring concepts related to needs versus wants, decision making skills, media influences, and more!