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Needs and Wants


Differentiate between needs and wants on a personal and national level. 5.2.1

Links verified 9/17/2014

  1. Be a Consumer Hero (Caution: This free site is blocked by some filters)
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsThe Opportunity Cost of a Lifetime - "Economics assumes people do not have the resources do satisfy all of their wants. Therefore, we must make choices about how to allocate those resources." That's a quote from the lesson plan at EconEd Link. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Needs Vs Wants - from Its My Life by PBS
  4. Want vs Need: Basic Economics - lesson from Social Studies for Kids, followed by a five-question quiz
  5. Wants vs. Needs - how to distinguish between the two

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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