The Game of Life - A Project for learning about jobs and expenses!

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I created this project to give kids an idea of how much things cost and how hard their parents work to provide for them.

The idea is this. Each student is given a family with a designated number of children, a profession ranging from a movie theater concession stand worker making minimum wage to a doctor making $200,000 a year. Each student then buys a home and a vehicle. They check grocery ads and total up their grocery lists. They speak with their parents to learn how much their monthly bills like electricity and cable are. Then they see if they are over or under their budget and what needs to be done to make sure they stay within their budget, It will definitely give them an idea of how things work. It hopefully will also give them the incentive to work hard to earn a profession that pays more than minimum wage. :)

Page 1 - Cover
Page 2-4 - Teacher Instructions
Page 5 - 25 - Student Packet (with options for pricing and family size)
Page 26-40 - Project Supplies including an assortment of 20 professions along with their annual salary; monthly incomes and any monthly student loans, house buying guidelines, check blanks for paying bills,etc)
Page 41-42 - Project Poster and Presentation Guidelines and Grading Rubric
Page 43-54 - Example Project
Page 55 - Credits
Total Pages
55
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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The Game of Life - A Project for learning about jobs and e
The Game of Life - A Project for learning about jobs and e
The Game of Life - A Project for learning about jobs and e
The Game of Life - A Project for learning about jobs and e