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You know that five dollars you got for your birthday? There are so many things you can spend it on, aren't there? A toy boat to sail on the pond, a doll to play with or a jump rope. A lot of stores sell the very same things, where should you buy? You are a smart consumer if you pay the smallest amount for the thing you buy. Follow two stories of Josh and then see if you can make the smart spending decision by comparing prices.Everyone must choose. People, rich and poor, young and old, must address the problem of wanting more than they can have. For many people the problem of choice is most apparent when they enter the marketplace as consumers. Children and adults, confronted by a multitude of tempting consumer products, must learn to evaluate the options available to them. But how does one spend money wisely? Consumer educators often use the following suggestions as criteria for spending money wisely. Avoid impulse purchasing Bargain hunt Buy high quality products Use credit sparingly Reflect on which wants are more important than others


  • Social Studies > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • K


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1.5.2: District of Columbia Arts Education Learning Standards

Recognize symbols/icons used in the country and local community (e.g., U.S. flag, dollar sign, monuments).

1.5.2: District of Columbia Health Education Standards

Describe the characteristics needed to be a responsible family member and friend, such as being a person who helps, shares, listens, and is kind and polite.

1.5.2: District of Columbia Physical Education Standards

Describe how positive social interactions can make physical activity with others more fun.

1.5.2: Indiana Physical Education Standards

Demonstrate and apply an understanding of rules and directions for an active class.

1.5.2: Indiana Academic Standards for Health & Wellness

Describe situations when assistance is needed for a health-related decision.

1.5.2: Indiana's Academic Standards for Visual Art

Discuss art as creations of humans for the purpose of visual pleasure or communication.

1.5.2: Indiana's Academic Standards Music

Notate quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests using iconic or standard notation.

1.5.2: Indiana's Academic Standards English/Language Arts

Write brief expository (informational) descriptions of a real object, person, place, or event, using sensory details.

1.5.2: Indiana Academic Standards for Dance

Identify and explore dance from various cultures.

1.5.2: Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Arts

Define art as things made by humans for the purpose of visual pleasure or communication.

1.5.2: Louisiana PreK-Grade 12 Social Studies

Distinguish between needs/wants of people by responding to real life situations

1.5.2: Maryland Science Core Learning Goals

The student will explain scientific concepts and processes through drawing, writing, and/or oral communication.

1.5.2: North Dakota Health Content Standards

Describe situations for which it is appropriate to seek assistance in making health and safety-related decisions (e.g., going to school personnel in dealing with a school bully)

1.5.2: North Dakota Physical Education Content Standards

Demonstrate respect for self and others (e.g., share space and equipment with others, show good sportsmanship)

1.5.2: North Dakota Science Content Standards

Explain why the sun can only be seen in the daytime, but the moon can be seen sometimes during the day and sometimes at night

1.5.2: Nevada Health Content Standards

Explain the basic structure, function, and developmental processes of human body systems

1.5.2: Nevada Arts Standards - Music

Sing in an ensemble while following a conductor.

1.5.2: Nevada Arts Standards - Theater

Work together in a group to plan, rehearse, and present a dramatized idea or story.

1.5.2: Nevada Arts Standards - Visual Arts

Examine how different media, techniques, and processes cause different responses (e.g. Look at two-dimensional vs. three-dimensional works of art).

1.5.2: South Dakota Health Education Standards

Identify examples of emotional, mental, physical, and social health.
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