I recently ran across this fantastic lesson plan from PeaceChild International. I loved it. So I created a PowerPoint and these cute cards to go along with the lesson. In this lesson, students are divided into 5-6 groups. They are each given a deck of 45 cards that show different items. They are then told they are going on a journey to a new planet, and must choose which items to bring. But there is a limit! What do you truly need and what is ultimately a want?
This download comes with:
PDF files for 45 small cards and different colored backs.
PDF for large cards if you want to do one deck instead of five
An original PowerPoint that helps take you through the lesson
The original PDF file from PeaceChild International with their instructions
Box patterns for each of the decks--not necessary but cute!
My students really enjoyed this lesson. It's a great introduction to economics!