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Needs of Living Things

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scientists learn about the differences between living and nonliving things, needs and wants, and the basic requirements for survival. Fun activities like making lemonade, playing a game of Concentration, and blowing bubbles in...
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Equality & Human Rights Commission: Secondary Lesson Plans

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of 12 instructional activities helps young people develop the five core social and emotional learning competencies identified by CASEL. Videos, slides, activities, games, news articles, and discussions target life skills. In...
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Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators - High School Edition

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Established by Congress, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is a nonpartisan institution whose goal is to "increase the nation's capacity to manage international conflict without violence." The 15 USIP resources in the...
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Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators - Middle School Edition

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Rather than just talking about giving peace a chance, with the 15 resources in this collection middle schoolers learn the skills they need to become peace builders. The lessons were developed by the United States Institute of Peace...
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Need or Want?

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Even as adults it can be hard to distinguish needs from wants. Using pictures of common, everyday items, children make a pocket chart separating the objects they need from those that they want. Discuss their choices, explaining that...
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Needs and Wants

For Teachers 1st
There is a difference between wants and needs. After warming up with a sorting game first graders will discuss the difference between wants and needs then read the book The Rag Coat by Lauren Mills. They will have an A-B partner...
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Wants and Needs

For Teachers 1st
Here is an outstanding lesson on wants versus needs designed for 1st graders. Pupils listen to the book, Something Good which presents themes on wants, needs, choice, resources, and counting money. Pupils complete worksheets embedded in...
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Values, Wants, and Needs

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Build a basic understanding of four fundamental economic principles. Defined here are the concepts of value, scarcity, want, and need. All of these terms are very important to understand when discussing economic choices or cost/benefit...
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WANTS VS. NEEDS

For Teachers K
Students gain an appreciation for wants and needs by analyzing poems, researching spending choices on the internet, interviewing family members, and create power point slides.
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Do I Want or Need?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore wants and needs. In this introductory economics lesson, students use a "pinch card" to display whether a familiar item is a "want" or a "need". Students listen to the book Alexander used to be Rich on Sunday by Judith...
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Time to Choose: Wants and Needs

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this consumer math worksheet, students read about how to budget for wants and needs. They answer 3 multiple choice questions about a young girls use of her $10 birthday gift. They complete a problem about budgeting money for classroom...
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Needs and Wants

For Teachers 1st
First graders recognize the difference between needs and wants.  In this treaty lesson, 1st graders chart their needs and wants to be used in making a treaty.  Students negotiate what should be in the treaty based on the importance of...
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A Shelter for Morty

For Teachers K - 3rd
A reading of Joanna Cole’s This Is the Place for Me, launches a series of activities that help children understand the difference between wants and needs. Richly detailed instructions are included for each activity. Class members...
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Consumer Choices

For Students 6th - 12th
How do we decide what to buy? Empower your economists to spend their money wisely through this introductory consumer choice worksheet. Learners read a passage on wants and needs, scarcity, and tradeoffs. Next, students personalize the...
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Bartering--A System of Exchange

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore the concept of trade and bartering and participate in a game titled "Barter Bag." They discuss the difference between wants and needs, and read a list of rules for the game. Students then use a bartering system to...
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The Wants and Needs of Making a Difference

For Teachers K - 2nd
Pupils analyze a reading selection. In this wants and needs lesson, students read a story to facilitate a discussion about wants and needs. Pupils discuss how communities help each other in difficult times.
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Kindergarten Wants and Needs Formative Assessment Activity

For Students K
In this kindergarten formative assessment activity, students complete the provided graphic organizer by listing wants and needs. 
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Wants Vs. Needs: The Pilgrims sail to America

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students work in groups to create a list of the items needed by the Pilgrims to bring to America.  In this wants vs. needs instructional activity, students must agree on what should be on the list. Students create their list by order of...
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Consumer Confusion: Wants versus Needs and Gandhi's Wisdom

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders create graphs to illustrate consumer consumption throughout the world. In this consumer lesson plan, 4th graders also discuss wants and needs around the world, and consider Gandhi's opinion on material possessions as they...
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Wants and Needs

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students identify wants and needs. In this sociology lesson, students use a T-chart to brainstorm things they want. In the other column, students record their needs. Students discuss how to save money for their wants.
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Lesson Plan on Wants and Needs

For Teachers 1st
First graders examine and discuss the difference between what they need to live and what they want. They examine pictures from magazines and newspaper ads, distinguishing between whether they are wants or needs.
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Sort It Out - Needs and Wants

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students explore the real important factors in life by sorting needs and wants. In this economic experience lesson, students view a slide-show of images which shows everyday events and items that we use and consume. Students sort the...
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Needs and Wants

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students demonstrate responsible consumer choices. In this social studies instructional activity, students read The Lorax and discuss wants and needs. Students discuss how to save natural resources by making informed consumer choices.
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Do You Really Need It?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
A large part of understanding personal finance and economics is grasping the concept of wants and needs. This presentation provides students with basic yet effective definitions of wants, needs, and how they effect advertisements and...

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