Students learn four choices they can make with money and compare this to how they spend their time. They recognize that volunteering requires freedom of choice.
One 45-Minute Session
The learner will:
Have students raise their hands if they have responsibilities at home, such as walking a dog, cleaning, taking out the trash, caring for siblings, or cooking. Have a discussion about types of chores they have, how much time they spend at them, and whether they earn allowance.
Use ideas from the brainstorming and graphing to help students recognize that they may choose to spend their time sharing their interests and talents with others to make their mark on the world.
Introduce the economic concept of incentives by writing the word on the board or chart paper. Tell students that incentives are “positive or negative factors that motivate or influence people,” such as those that motivated Alexander to spend in this story.
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