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Unit Plan Template

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Unit Author

First and Last Name

Shelby Palmer, Erin Kilpatrick, Emily Williamson

Authors E-mail Address

Ewill98@lsu.edu, spalm14@lsu.edu, ekilpa3@lsu.edu

Course Name(s)

ELRC

Course Number(s)

4507

Course Section(s)

Instructor(s) Name(s)

Mrs. Debbie Heroman

Unit Overview
Unit Plan Title

Budgeting and Saving

Curriculum-Framing Questions

Goals

My students in the 4th grade class will learn about the history
and importance of budgeting and saving.

Content Questions

What is budgeting?
How does money grow?
What is money?

Unit Summary

Lessons will cover the history of money and its evolution over time as well as the
characteristics that make money useful. Students will learn the definition of money, its history,
and its characteristics. The activities will allow students to access helpful links and videos to
further their knowledge about money.The savings and investing lesson is compromised of
simple math calculations to help student be able to visually see how interest rates work and
how savings accounts can be beneficial for long term savings. The lesson will also introduce
the students to the stock market and the ways in which they can invest their money in the
stock market to start saving for their retirement. Not only will the students engage in a stock
market activity, but they will have the opportunity to witness how stock prices fluctuate daily
and be able to see the risks involved. Lesson Three is on the topic in regards to budgeting.
The main concepts learned would be defining terms such as budget, income, and expenses.
The activities help by giving the students a hands on approach and helping them visually
understand the financial concepts of this unit plan.

Subject Area(s) (List all subjects that apply)

History, Social Studies/Economics


Grade Level [Click box(es) of all grade level(s) that your Unit targets]
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K-2
6-8
ESL
Gifted and Talented

3-5
9-12
Resource
Other:

Targeted State Frameworks/Content Standards/Benchmarks

Standard 9- Fundamental Economic Concepts


4.9.1 Develop a logical argument to support the choice of a particular want after all needs are
met
4.9.6 Summarize the roles of households, businesses, jobs, banks, and governments in the
economy
4.9.7 Explain why individuals and businesses engage in barter and trade
4.9.8 Differentiate between money (currency), checks, debit cards, and credit cards and
identify advantages and disadvantages of each type of monetary exchange
4.9.9 Define budget, income, and expense and explain the benefits of making the following a
budget
4.9.10 Analyze the benefits of increasing skills and knowledge in order to meet needs and
wants
Student Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Lesson 1:
Students will be able to list and describe the key events in the evolution of money.
Students will be able to list and define the characteristics of money.EndFragment
Lesson 2:
Students will be able to explain how money grows through a savings account
Apply simple interest rate calculations to show students how interest workds on savings
accounts
Students will be able to calculate the different function of daily stock prices
Lesson 3:
Students will be able to listen to a YouTube Video
Students will be able to define what a budget is
Develop, analyze, and revise a personal budget
Procedures

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Lesson 1- History- Erin Kilpatrick


Lesson 2- Saving- Shelby Palmer
Lesson 3- Budgeting- Emily Williamson
Approximate Time Needed

Lesson 1: 1 day
Lesson 2: 1 day
Lesson 3: 1 day
Prerequisite Skills

Basic math of adding and subtracting


Being able to use the internet properly
Being able to use paint and inspiration
Materials and Resources

Technology Hardware (Click boxes of all equipment needed)


Camera
Laser Disk
Computer(s)
Printer
Digital Camera
Projection System
DVD Player
Scanner
Internet Connection
Television

VCR
Video Camera
Video Conferencing Equip.
Other:

Technology Software (Click boxes of all software needed.)


Database/Spreadsheet
Image Processing
Desktop Publishing
Internet Web Browser
E-mail Software
Multimedia
Encyclopedia on CD-ROM

Web Page Development


Word Processing
Other:

Printed Materials

Interest worksheet

Supplies

Smartboard
Tablets
Computer
Internet
https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/economics/budgets/

Internet Resources

http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/money/managing/article6.html
https://youtu.be/AjTwcQYgISA
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B35Hz_R5dYRHOTNtcVgwbGxiSzQ
/view?usp=sharing
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0774856.html

Others
Accommodations for Differentiated Instruction

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Resource Student

Additional Assistance, Extra time

Non-Native English
Speaker

Grouping, working with others, and differentiated Instruction

Gifted Student

Early finisher work, Assist Peers

Student Assessment

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