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Title of Unit: Fun with Money!

Title of Lesson: All-or-Nothing Choices Submitted By: Tylor Striegel

A. Summary of the Lesson Plan: This is a lesson plan designed to teach 1st grade students basic economics. The students will learn what an all-or-nothing choice is, and how they can use their choices to conserve. B. Target Population: Grade Level: 1st grade Skill Level: Grade Level Grouping: Whole-class for discussion C. Materials: Light bulb print-outs (found on last page) Colored pencils, safety scissors

D. Objectives: o NV State Social Studies Standards o E9.1.1 Give examples of all-or-nothing choices, such as choosing to have music on or off.

Student-Friendly Standards I can give examples of all-or-nothing choices

E. Procedure: 1. Ask the students what it means to make a choice. Give the students examples of choices that they have made so far that day (i.e. what to wear, what to eat for breakfast or whether or not to eat breakfast, etc.) 2. Ask the students if they know what an all-or-nothing choice is. Explain to them that an all-or-nothing choice means that there is no in between. For example: Whether or not to play music. You can either decide to, or not, but there is no decision to kind of play music. Ask students if they have any ideas of all-or-nothing choices. (Lead them to turning on or turning off a light). 3. Explain to students that turning off lights helps save energy, and helps save money. (Ask them if they want to save money when they get older and start earning money). 4. Pass out the light bulb print outs and put out the art supplies. Have the students color one of the light bulbs (as if it was turned on) and leave one of them as they are (as if it was turned off). 5. CLOSURE: Remind the students that an all-or-nothing choice means that there is no inbetween. You can either turn a light on or not, but you cannot turn it on halfway. Advise the students to ask their parents if they can hang the printout by their light
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Title of Unit: Fun with Money! Title of Lesson: All-or-Nothing Choices Submitted By: Tylor Striegel

switch in their room or somewhere in the house to remind them to turn off the lights when they leave a room! F. Assessment: What will you use to measure student understanding? I will measure student understanding through classroom discussion Explain how you will know students understand the concepts from the lesson. I will know that students understand the concepts from the lesson if they can give examples of all-or-nothing decisions during class discussion. G. Reflection: 1. Which part of the lesson do you think will be the easiest for you to teach? I think the easiest part to teach will be whether or not they would like to conserve and save money. 2. Which part will be most challenging for you to teach? I think the hardest part might be teaching what an all-or-nothing decision is over a regular decision. 3. How will you follow up or extend this lesson? I might follow up this lesson plan with a lesson on conservation. 4. What will you do for students who dont grasp the concepts? I will review the concepts with the students the next day. 5. Which part of the lesson, if any, do you think might need to change? Hopefully nothing. 6. When you were writing this lesson plan, what was the most difficult part? The most difficult part was creating the light bulb printout!

Nevada State College

EDEL 453 - Spring 2013

Karen Powell- Instructor

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Title of Unit: Fun with Money! Title of Lesson: All-or-Nothing Choices Submitted By: Tylor Striegel

Nevada State College

EDEL 453 - Spring 2013

Karen Powell- Instructor

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