Luxury vs. Necessity
Students convey/acquire information and make comparisons about their personal possessions.
Learn from Selected Countries/Cultures:
Cultural information about personal possessions in other countries.
Economic information about obtaining possessions in other countries.
Differentiating between wants and needs in relation to personal possessions.
Students plan personal possession survival kits.
Students make posters of “Work Hours Required to Purchase Luxury vs. Necessity Items.”
In groups, students plan both a luxury vacation and a low cost vacation.
Students do a self-inventory of their possessions and compare with possessions of students in target countries.
Students make a T-Chart of self-inventory categorizing luxuries and necessities.
Students do a cost analysis of luxury vs. necessity items.
Each student interviews parents about their family budget.
Each student plans a monthly budget.
Students conduct personal possession internet surveys or interviews for target countries. (i.e. How many people in Germany have 5 TV’s?)
Students write and perform a “rap” about possessions, meeting specified criteria.
Students design and compare personal possession survival kits for U.S. and target countries.
Students complete a research project and prepare a culminating oral presentation, meeting rubric criteria.
Class Debate – Students engage in a class debate “Luxury vs. Necessity.”