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    Federal Budget Lesson Plan and Fiscal Ship St...

    What are the tradeoffs that policymakers face when steering the federal budget? To answer this question, students will grapple with the complexity of federal budget choices as they pla...

    Grades: 9-12

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    Building a Better Budget

    This lesson uses the Better Money Habits video How to Set a Budget and Stick to It to reinforce the concepts of budgeting introduced in Lesson 7: Managing Cash in Financial Fitness for...

    Grades: 6-8

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    Bunny Money

    In this lesson, students listen to the story of Ruby and Max, two bunnies that go shopping and make many spending decisions. Students are introduced to short-term and long-term savings ...

    Grades: K-2

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    Uncle Jed's Barbershop

    Students listen to the book Uncle Jed's Barbershop, about an African American barber who, despite significant setbacks, saves enough money to buy his own barbershop. From the story, st...

    Grades: 3-5

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    Immigration

    This lesson helps students better understand immigration, a major issue in the 2016 presidential election. Students learn how to evaluate economic and non-economic factors of immigrati...

    Grades: 9-12

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    Setting Goals

    This lesson uses a Better Money Habits video to reinforce student understanding of setting short-term, medium-term, and long-term goals.

    Grades: 6-8

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    A Chair for My Mother

    In the story, A Chair for My Mother, a little girl and her family save money in a jar to buy a chair after their furniture is destroyed in a fire. In this lesson, students will learn t...

    Grades: K-2, 3-5

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    Specialists Light Up Our Lives!

    Peppe and his family moved to America to pursue the American dream. His mother has passed away, his father is ill,and all the children need to find work to help provide for basic essen...

    Grades: K-2, 3-5

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    Balancing the Federal Budget

    ESSENTIAL DILEMMA When, if ever, should the nation prioritize balancing the federal budget?

    Grades: 9-12

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    How Does Your Family Save?

    This lesson uses a Better Money Habits video to discuss a family's regular shopping habits. 

    Grades: 6-8

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