This is a 5 part budget unit that I used with both middle school and high school students. I currently use it in my economics class when studying budgeting and personal finance. This project can take as little or as long as you like. Students research the costs of different living expenses and careers and use these costs to complete budgeting worksheets.
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Integrate social studies and art by creating a state stamp. This example is used in a fourth grade classroom. Students would research state bird, flower, tree, etc. They would create a stamp that includes all of these things.