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This lesson was taught as a consumer economics unit in a senior government class. During 4 weeks of class (a block-scheduled 96 minute class) the students had a variety of tasks to accomplish. They continued working with chapters in the government textbook while setting aside blocks of time during the week to work on the economics unit. What follows is the schedule for this project:

Week 1:

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Wednesday

Friday

Week 2:

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Thursday

Handout budget sheet #3. At this point, the amount of time spent answering question will vary. I like to set aside class time for students to work individually on their budgets or the government chapter we are studying...that way the students can "conference" with me individually. For weeks three and four the students study chapters in the text relating to government budgeting and spending, trade, and consumer economics. (This goes on for several weeks after the budgets are completed...it allows the students to contribute a more personal perspective to the textbook chapters.)

Week 3:

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Week 4:

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Summary of events...each student is asked to present to the class on how they made their decisions - what was easy, what was difficult, what would they do differently, and how a different income might have affected their decisions.

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Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Author(s): Skip Schmidt (sschmidt@portup.com) Lisa Bianchi (lbianchi@portup.com)
School: LaSalle High School - St. Ignace, Michigan
Created: April 15, 1999 - Updated: April 28, 1999
URL: http://www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/w99/projects/budgetls/scenario.html