Reality Day: A Taste of the Real World Career Activity

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4th - 12th, Homeschool
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This updated packet is designed to help you with everything you need to run your own "Reality Day/Fair."

The goal of this career day is to let students see the REAL cost of living! On the day of the event, each student will be given a career with a salary and are required to create a monthly budget based on the cost they spend at each of our “reality booths.”

The various booths (real estate, clothing, electricity, etc.) help students prepare this budget and make tough decisions about spending their hard-earned cash. This packet has everything you need to run that event and includes:

The Pack includes:

A PDF of handouts

An editable PPT

Options for color and black and white printing

Question and Answer Pages


Information for each booth (food costs, new and used car costs, etc,)

Signs to create posters for each booth.

Questions for your "crystal ball"

24 editable registers money log with various careers.

An editable blank register/money log.

Presenter contact info. sheet

Editable sample letters for participants and volunteers

Editable feedback forms for staff, volunteers/participants, and students

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