This plan delivers both a lesson on economics as well as a thoughtful reflection on our celebration of Thanksgiving. For our students, this holiday signals the run-up to winter religious holidays and thoughts of giving and receiving gifts. The awareness of the dangers of overdosing on "wishes" in contrast to our actual needs, can be a worthwhile pause for insight and gratitude at any time of the year. There are three separate activities for this unit. You can do these quickly, in as little as one hour, or take your time and do them over 2-3 days. Extensions for products your class can create are at the end of the lesson plan.