Theme 2 Lesson 7:
Saving Makes Us Wait

In a simulation activity, the students set a goal and save money to achieve that goal. They discuss the costs and benefits of saving by completing a decision grid. Using a magic mirror, they gaze into the future and imagine things they will want to have when they are adults. They learn that people must plan for future wants.

Visuals & Activities


  • Opportunity Cost
  • Costs
  • Saving
  • Wants
  • Savings
  • Money
  • Cost

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