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Budgeting for fun in a rural setting


Students practice budgeting by planning for a fun overnight trip to a rural area.

Big idea

When planning for a trip or an event, creating a budget ahead of time can help keep your expenses under control.

Essential questions

  • What types of things should be included in a budget?
  • How can budgeting help me manage my money?


  • Create a budget for an imaginary overnight trip to a rural setting
  • Understand the advantages of making and sticking to a budget

What students will do

  • Work with a partner to plan a budget for an overnight trip to a rural setting. 
  • Reflect on the planning and budgeting process as a way to manage money.  

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.