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This was a semester-long project in which students tracked all of their interactions with money for one month using a checkbook register and then used that data to create a personal budget. After they created the budget, they "tested it" for 2 weeks to see if it was realistic for their lifestyle. They presented their budgets, findings and reflections at our school's roundtable presentations to other students, teachers, parents, and members of their community.
This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-02-12.
This is an application of "real-life" experience that I think all high school students should participate in. The unit is comprehensive and does a good job of covering the skills necessary to set up and maintain a budget. The practice section is especially useful to help students see what adjustments they need to make. Thanks for submitting this!
Thank-you! This was a great help to my students!