Students will determine how much it will cost to participate in a service project. A budget will be established.
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Unit: Raising Resources
Unit: Animal Shelters
Animal shelters rely on donations from the public to do their important work. Municipal shelters are funded by the municipality but are often underfunded. They often have non-profit arms that are funded by donations. This lesson will explore how these facilities are...
To learn about challenges that nonprofits face when fundraising for their organization and spending money on programs.
Students explore different forms of sacrifice for the common good and answer the question: When is a sacrifice justified and necessary, and when is it a violation of individual rights? Students write a personal goal to make a small sacrifice for the common good.
Unit: Money Smart Teens (6-8)
Students will create a personal spending plan, based on realistic projected monthly income and expenses. Students will also present the money the class collected to the charity of their choice.
This lesson teaches and reinforces the “economic way of thinking” along with the personal finance terms: spend, save, invest and donate in the context of making economic decisions or choices with money. The concepts of philanthropy and contributing to the common good are integrated into the...
Unit: Best Day Ever!
Students look at how they typically spend a free day and see what that same free day would look like when it is infused with philanthropy. Students plan a free day, substituting their usual routine with activities that give back. They discuss the benefits and opportunity cost ...
The intent of this lesson is to illustrate the relationship between air quality and its critical role in personal health concerns. Consequently, the awareness gained will serve to develop a sense of urgency in the quest for clean air.
Unit: Using and Abusing Credit
The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand the interest formula, how installment credit works, and the types of items that might be purchased using installment credit.
This lesson will introduce the basic personal finance terms spend, save, invest and donate in the context of making economic decisions or choices with money. The important economic concepts of scarcity and opportunity cost, plus the concepts of philanthropy and common good, will be taught...