We all get asked this question a million and one times!! This can be used for any grade, any subject, any topic, any time at all! In the beginning of a new unit or new topic I will have my kids brainstorm when they might use the information they will be learning in real life. In my class they do this with their table. They will brainstorm ideas all over this page and then we will make an anchor chart to hang in the classroom. I use it as motivation for them to want to learn whatever the topic is. It shows when they will need to know the information in real life. At the end of the unit we will go back and see if there is anything we can add to our charts.