This project is great for Social Studies or Math, or both as a collaborative assignment! This project is designed to teach the important skill of Financial Literacy, which is a skill that is required of all 21st century learners! In these documents, we simulate the cost of going through college, the process of gaining employment, balancing our budget, and, *shudder*, paying our bills!
This project is ideal for grades 5+, and students will have to know how to add, subtract, and divide with decimals in order to complete this project. (the math is simplified for middle school usage, and can be altered to suit the needs of higher grade levels).
This project is something I have been using at the end of the year while students are doing their common core exams, in order to give them a "hands on" type break from their studies. The students really enjoy "buying" their own house and car, and planning their finances!