Lesson Plan

Grades K-2

Comparing Needs and Wants

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40 minutes (Part 1); 20 minutes (Part 2)

SUBJECTS: Language Arts, Social Studies

TOPICS: Needs/Wants, Personal Consumption

Resource Overview

Students identify items presented to them as needs or wants and create a collage of images.

Students will be able to:
  • Define a need and a want.
  • Differentiate between a need and a want.
  • Describe where our human needs come from.

Features of This Resource

  • Scaffolded lesson allows students to take on more ownership of their learning over time
  • Lesson meets elementary economic concepts of needs and wants
  • Students explore where their needs come from – are they manmade or do they come from nature

How Do I Get This Lesson Plan?

This lesson plan must be purchased as part of a lesson packet or as part of a full curriculum that is available in our store.

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