Unit Title:
Budgeting


Unit Template:
Budget_Template.doc

Grade level:
7th-8th

Unit Summary:

Every choice you make as a consumer has a cost. Students will investigate if the cost if worth the opportunity that it provides them through a real life simulation. Students will complete real life budgets and share their results with fellow students.
Essential Question:
How do you budget to survive in today’s world?

http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/survive1

Presentation:

Opp Costs(2).ppt

Pre-Assessment:

http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/kwlopporunties


Student Samples:

http://jcassidysocialstudies.wikispaces.com/ (wallwisher is the student sample)

http://lesliezraick.wikispaces.com/message/view/Student+Page/24716895

http://aconklin.wikispaces.com/message/view/Student+Page/24723365


http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/games/trainingcamp/ff/play.php


Student Checklist & Facilitation Resource:
This would be displayed on the SmartBoard and students would answer the questions using their CPS responders. Creating a whole class visual of where each group is located in the process. Teacher can visit groups who are falling behind and ensure that groups that are moving extremely fast are completing the assignment correctly.
Student Checklist & Facilitation Resource.pdf

Management Resource:

Computer Problems.doc