Lesson Extension Activities

April Week 4: Wants vs Needs


Use this activity to help students learn about wants vs needs when it comes to making purchases.


Duration: ~10-15 minutes*

*will vary depending on your students' level of need.

Reference Lesson: Social Economy Level 1 Lessons 7 and 8: Purchases and Paying Bills

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Directions for this Extension Activity:

In this activity, students will determine if purchases made are wants or needs. Students will justify their answers as they are able. They can complete the activity individually with differentiated worksheets or as a whole group.