Teaching your students about the value of money and how to work within a budget is crucial to their success later in life. We have developed a unit for creating a classroom economy that emphasizes real-world situations for your students.
One thing that we do prior to even beginning the unit is to reach out to a local bank to see if they are willing to donate supplies and even have a guest speaker from the bank come in and talk about finances. We have created a script for you to follow when contacting a local bank. Use it if you feel it is helpful. You can find it in our bundled resource here.