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Money & Taxes Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary
You can support your business lessons on money and tax topics by implementing our lesson plans into your teaching strategy. In addition to lesson plan outlines, you'll get informative videos and text lessons that you can share with your students to help them better understand this material. You'll find the following topics addressed:
- Making money
- The value of money
- The history of taxation
- Tax structures
Some lesson plans include extended project ideas that your students can work on in the classroom or at home to further enhance their learning experience.
How It Helps
- Meet curriculum standards : Video and text lesson cover material that satisfies educational standards for these subjects.
- Offers ideas for games and activities: Make learning about money and taxes fun with group and individual activities.
- Facilitates class discussions: Use suggested discussion topics based on informative videos and text lessons to increase student understanding and interest.
How It Works
This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to making planning money and taxes lessons easy.
- Find lesson plans for specific money and taxes topics you want to cover in class.
- Formulate your business class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
- Share the related money and taxes lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
- Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of money and taxes from the lessons.
- Engage your students with relevant money and taxes activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.
1. Credit & Debt Lesson Plan
Understanding credit and debt is essential to making good financial decisions. This lesson plan will use a video lesson and three activities to help students understand how credit and debt are related and how to build good credit.
2. Simple Interest Activities & Games
If your class is learning about using mathematical concepts in financial situations, then studying simple interest is important. Use these activities and games to help your students master calculating simple interest.
3. Consumer Rights Lesson Plan
What protections should consumers have when purchasing products? This lesson plan utilizes an informative video lesson to explore the five consumer rights. Students will explore these concepts further in a class discussion and through a group activity.
4. Currency Exchange Lesson Plan
This lesson plan uses a video lesson, quiz, and an activity to help your students learn more about currency exchange as well as its application to the real world.
5. Credit Crunch Lesson Plan
If you are discussing the economy and interest rates, use this lesson plan to explore the credit crunch. Students will read a text lesson, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity, and take a quiz for understanding.
6. Credit Crunch: Definition & Causes
In this lesson, we'll define credit crunch and explain the causes and consequences of a credit crunch for individuals and governments. A real-world example is included.
7. Cost of Living Lesson Plan
What is the cost of living and how does it change over time? This lesson plan builds upon a fact-filled text lesson to outline key points about the cost of living. An activity tracks the annual cost of living for each student.
8. Consumerism Lesson Plan
This lesson plan will teach students about consumerism with a brief video lesson. After discussion and a quiz, students can apply what they've learned during a collaborative activity.
9. Consumerism Project Ideas
Consumerism promotes increased purchasing as a means of social and economic power, often at the expense of workers and the environment. These projects offer students the opportunity to reflect on what they have learned about consumerism.
10. Consumerism Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Help your students understand consumerism with the help of this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson explaining what consumerism and the difference between needs and wants, information that students then apply to an activity.
11. Consumerism: Lesson for Kids
When you just have to have that new video game or cell phone, you're suffering from 'consumerism.' What is that? Read this lesson and find out what consumerism is and how you can be a smart consumer.
12. Consumer Behavior Activities for High School Microeconomics
When your students learn about microeconomics, they can begin thinking of themselves as potential and actual consumers. This lesson offers activities that help students understand consumer behavior in microeconomics.
13. Bankruptcy in the U.S. Lesson Plan
If you're discussing bankruptcy, this lesson plan explores the process in depth. Students will read a text lesson, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity and take a quiz.
14. Currency Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Kids learn fairly early on that it takes money to buy the things they like. Your students will have fun learning more about currency as they read and discuss a lesson, complete a currency exchange worksheet, create their own currency as a group and take a quiz.
15. Finance Lesson Plan
Students will learn about life-long strategies in this lesson plan on personal finance. They will watch a video, answer discussion questions, participate in an activity, and take a quiz.
16. Sales Management Lesson Plan
If students are interested in becoming an entrepreneur or if they have the gift of gab, this lesson plan explores the steps in the sales management process. Students will watch a video, answer questions, complete an activity and take a quiz.
17. Preparing Balance Sheets & Statements of Cash Flows Lesson Plan
This lesson plan can be used to teach students about the four reports that make up financial statements. A video lesson is used to show how to prepare and use these reports and leads students through guided practice. Finish with an application project and quiz.
18. Coin Identification Lesson Plan
Learning to identify and name coins is the first step in money counting. This lesson plan gives you instructions for teaching students to identify coins using a game and cooperative work before students move onto independent practice.
19. Money Lesson Plan
Pack a monetary punch with your instruction on money with the addition of a Study.com video lesson, discussion questions, and a small group activity. Take a step further if you choose with optional extensions and related lessons.
20. Counting Coins Activities
Coins are a useful real-world tool that can easily be incorporated into your elementary school classroom in a variety of ways. These activities are designed for students in grades 3-5 and have opportunities for individual and group work.
21. Discussion Questions for Freakonomics
After reading Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner with your high school students, use the following discussion questions to help students think critically about what they learned.
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