Our Money Handling lesson plan introduces students to the concept and practical application of handling money. Challenge students to consider the happiest time of their life and determine the cost of that happiness as a discussion point to underscore the value of relationships, experiences and time over money, which is a tool that when managed well can bring more people together to experience more happiness. During this lesson, students are asked to create their own “budget” given a list of activities and things with set prices. Students are also asked to calculate how much change they would receive if they spent a certain amount and paid with a $20 bill, along with other practice problems.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to create a small budget, practice wise spending, and identify and define terminology related to money and handling money.
Common Core State Standards: None.