How Do We Spend, Save, and Donate?: Penny Drive

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Mathematics
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Financial
Focus Question 

How do our decisions about spending affect the common good? 

 

Photo Credit:  Piggy Bank by 401(K) 2012 is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 
Students explore their thoughts about money and how it can be used in three different ways (spend, save and donate). They investigate motivations for giving as well as their own thoughts regarding their personal spending, saving, and donating. This lesson may be used with a penny drive or penny war to raise money for a charity.
Service Experience 
 Students organize and contribute to a penny drive to raise funds for an agreed-upon issue.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
How Do We Spend, Save, and Donate?: Penny Drive
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
6
7
8
Students explore their thoughts about money and how it can be used in three different ways (spend, save and donate). They investigate motivations for giving as well as their own thoughts regarding their personal spending, saving, and donating. This lesson may be used with a penny drive or penny war to raise money for a charity.

Focus Question: How do our decisions about spending affect the common good?