In a unit focused on needs and wants for 1st and 2nd graders, young learners will explore fundamental concepts related to essential aspects of daily life. Students will develop an understanding of basic necessities, such as food, shelter, and clothing, distinguishing them from non-essential items considered wants. Through engaging activities, discussions, and simple scenarios, children will learn to differentiate between needs and wants, cultivating foundational economic awareness. This unit aims to foster critical thinking skills, encourage responsible decision-making, and help students grasp the importance of prioritizing needs over wants in their own lives, laying the groundwork for a basic understanding of economic concepts.
This no prep unit includes:
- anchor charts on needs and wants
- link to video for note taking and understanding
- worksheets to show understanding