Here you will find the student handout to a really great high school budget project! This is very effective and can cause students to really think and begin to take their education seriously. It takes about two weeks with block scheduling. This is the first in a series of 8 posts about this project.
If you go to my Teachers Pay Teachers Page, you can access all the budget project files in one place. Click here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Awesome-Budget-Project-Thorough-and-Effective-1585970.
For Day 1, you’ll hand out the budget project to the students and go over it. Here are the basic tenants:
Personal Finance Budget Project
You are 22 years old. You will draw a level of education (no HS Diploma, HS Diploma/GED, Associates De- gree, or Bachelor’s Degree) and that will determine your income and if you have any school loans. Basically, the budget project has two parts:
- You will create an Excel Spreadsheet with your budget which you will turn in. This will include all your in- come and expenses per month. A template will be provided.
- You will create a powerpoint presentation with a slide for each expense which you will present to the class. A template will be provided.
- You are not allowed to live at home or for free with friends and family.
Teacher Directions for Day 1:
Print one copy of the handout for each student and go over it. Show the example Excel and Powerpoint files.
Print, laminate, and cut out the education level cards for next class. Click here to access the educational level cards.
Click here to access the budget project student handout.
Click here to access the education level cards, the example excel file, and example powerpoint.