Investing In Others (9-12)

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Financial
Focus Question 

Focus question: As consumers, how do the choices we make affect global poverty?

Unit Overview 

Students explore the benefits and costs of credit and using a credit card. They role-play a shopping trip and come up with arguments for and against buying something they want but do not need. They examine how their personal choices affect other people. The students plan and carry out a service project that advocates for financial responsibility.

Service Experience 
Students use their talents and resources to design a project that teaches others about the importance of wise use of credit or that advocates for laws to support responsible credit. They use social media or other projects that are meaningful to their peers in their advocacy campaign.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Investing In Others (9-12)
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Students explore the benefits and costs of credit and using a credit card. They role-play a shopping trip and come up with arguments for and against buying something they want but do not need. They examine how their personal choices affect other people. The group will explore the following question: As consumers, how might the choices we make affect global poverty?

Unit: 
Investing In Others (9-12)
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Students examine how their personal choices with money and debt affect other people. The group will explore the following question: As consumers, how might the choices we make affect global poverty? The students plan and carry out a service project that advocates for financial responsibility.