Newspaper Lesson Plans
Plan A Fun Day!
You could use any ads that have restaurants or movies or any other type of entertainment in it. The students will have to "Plan A Fun Day!" They will have to pick out a place to eat and the entertainment that they want to do for that day. Then they will have to figure out how much it will be for each person to do that. They might have to call the restaurants to get menu prices and such, but this will give them great experience.
For this activity, they will have set amount of money that they are allowed to use, as well as a set amount of time they have to be out that day. This will teach them how to budget their money and time, as well as to solve real world, daily events that come up.
The Sunshine State Standards for this activity are under Applied Technology, for grades 3-5. The ones that apply specifically to this activity are:
AT.18.104.22.168: Demonstrates knowledge of a planning process.
AT.22.214.171.124: Demonstrates ability to plan ahead for different types of events.
AT.126.96.36.199: Demonstrates ability to work in cooperative groups/teams taking turns at managing and making decisions.
AT.188.8.131.52: Demonstrates ability to integrate planning and time management in the process of decision making within their teams.
AT.184.108.40.206: Demonstrates ability to reflect on decisions and analytically report them.
AT.220.127.116.11: Develops elementary media productions for school use.
AT.18.104.22.168: Demonstrates understanding that there are different types of business ownership.
AT.22.214.171.124: Develops a financial plan for an event, (field trip, class party, family vacation, or other functions).
AT.126.96.36.199: Analyzes the importance of industry and the community to each other.