The WebQuest that my group and I created for my EDM 300 class was called "Make Your Money Count." This lesson was designed to show 11th grade students how to budget their own expenses when they graduate from highschool. We created this lesson plan to be incorperated into any math course that deals with this topic. It could also be taught in a family and consumer science class. This lesson was designed for to be administered in a group of two to three members. In this group each person was responsible for keeping track of their own budget using a microsoft excell spread sheet that we created. It was designed for the group to be put in a hypothetical situation where they had to find a place to live, a job and a source of transportation with out exceeding their income.
You and two of your high school friends are considering moving into your own living space after graduation. In order to do this you must know how much income you have and what your expenses will be. You will have to consider many things including where you will be living (renting a room/apartment/house), who you will be living with (alone or with roommate(s), and how you will get to work (purchasing a new/used car or another alternative). As the responsible young adults you are, each of you will create a budget based on your personal income to help you make sound decisions and manage your financial responsibilities associated with living on your own. In addition you and your friends will research various options for employment, housing, and transportation in order to make a final decision regarding living arrangements after graduation. You must live within your means.