Grades 4/5: Needs and wants

Help students learn about the difference between wants and needs.

Time frame: 60 min

Learning objectives for students:

  • difference between “needs” and “wants”
  • how understanding the difference helps make smart decisions about money

Lesson outline:

  • facilitator introduction
  • topic introduction
  • activity
  • Q&A/closing

Activity:

  • Needs & Wants chart — students have to list and compare needs and wants

Questions?

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