The Budget - lesson plan

The Budget - lesson plan

Enable students aged 7-11 to learn more about budgeting on a personal and national level with this free downloadable lesson plan.

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Ages: Age 7-11

Subjects: Citizenship

Resource Types: Lesson plan, Worksheet

pdf file - 414 KB

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Description

Students begin by discussing things they like to spend their pocket money on and what influences their decisions. Teachers can then use the Planning a Budget presentation to outline some of the problems associated with budgeting by the government. Working in pairs or groups, the students will create a budget for some new playground equipment.

Learning outcomes

All students should:

  • learn that it is important to look after their own money and that sometimes people need to save for things they may want or need now or in the future.
  • have discussed making real choices and decisions.

Most students should:

  • understand that people can choose to allocate resources in different ways and that these (economic) decisions affect individuals and communities.
  • know that the government creates a budget for spending money from taxes.
  • have made decisions about spending by thinking through a variety of options and choosing responsibly.

Some students should:

  • be able to describe similarities and differences between personal budgeting and national budgeting.
  • learn that the Chancellor of the Exchequer is responsible for the national budget

Practical information

This lesson plan is accompanied by a ready-made powerpoint presentation, images and worksheets for student.

pdf file - 414 KB

Resources

Playground catalogue table

Playground catalogue table

This resource supports the budgeting lesson plan.

pdf file - 87 KB
PDF

Playground catalogue table - Word version

Playground catalogue table - Word version

This resource supports the budgeting lesson plan.

docx file - 190 KB

Playground catalogue card sort

Playground catalogue card sort

A worksheet and activity for students. Print the PDF and cut it into sort cards.

pdf file - 201 KB
PDF download

Playground catalogue sort - Word version

Playground catalogue sort - Word version

A worksheet and activity for students. Print the PDF and cut it into sort cards.

doc file - 991 KB

Planning a budget presentation

Planning a budget presentation

A short presentation about planning a budget for front-of-classroom use.

pptx file - 997 KB
Powerpoint presentation

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