Students explore the benefits and costs of credit and using a credit card. They role-play a shopping trip and come up with arguments for and against buying something they want but do not need. They examine how their personal choices affect other people. The students plan and carry out a service project that advocates for financial responsibility.
Focus question: As consumers, how do the choices we make affect global poverty?
Three 45-Minute Sessions, Plus time to plan and carry out a service project
The learners will:
Students use their talents and resources to design a project that teaches others about the importance of wise use of credit or that advocates for laws to support responsible credit. They use social media or other projects that are meaningful to their peers in their advocacy campaign.
DoSomething.org’s Homelessness Homepage
An in-depth introduction to and resource for poverty and homelessness.
See individual lessons for benchmark detail.
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