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Grades 3-5

Money Comes and Goes

Students read two online stories that introduce them to the elements of a budget and show that a successful budget balances money coming in (income) with money going out (expenses and savings). Follow-up activities point out the value of a budget. Students learn that a budget can help us mak…
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Grades 9-12

‘You Paid How Much for That Ticket?’

Have you ever been the victim of discrimination? That is, have you ever been treated differently from other people based not on your individual merits but because of your age, your gender, or your race? Not sure what discrimination is? With a partner or as a group, discuss a personal…
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Grades 9-12

Invest in Yourself

To explore the concept that people invest in themselves through education, the students work in two groups and participate in a mathematics game. Both groups are assigned mathematics problems to solve. One group is told about a special technique for solving the problems. The other group i…
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Grades 3-5

One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference

The picture book One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference, written by Kate Smith Milway, takes place in Africa. Here in a Ghanan village, young Kojo cannot afford to go to school after the death of his father. His resourceful mother takes out a small loan and with a few leftover co…
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Grades 6-8

The Higher you Climb, The More You Pay

Students will take a "Virtual Tour" of the Eiffel Tower in Paris France and locate the price of a bottle of water at each viewing platform. They will need to problem solve how to pay for admission, buy the water and be able to pay for the telescope at the top of the tower- all for…
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Grades 6-8

Agent Pincher: The Case of the UFO

Agent Pincher: The Case of the UFO--Unfamiliar Foreign Objects. That is what currency from another country may look like. Sometimes when people first try to use money from another country, they feel like they are playing with toy money-it is a different size, color, and shape, compared to o…
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