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Knowing what costs us money


Students analyze a picture of things in a park to identify which ones would cost them money and which ones wouldn’t.

Big idea

Some things in life cost us money while others don’t.

Essential questions

  • What are some things in life that cost us money?
  • What are some things that don’t cost us money?
  • Why is it helpful to know the difference?


  • Understand that some goods and services cost us money while others don’t
  • Identify things that cost us money and things that don’t

What students will do

  • Discuss examples of activities and things that cost money and those that don’t.
  • Study a picture of a park and identify which things cost money and which don’t.

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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.