ALEX Lesson Plan

Personal Economics

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Author:Chris Hollingsworth
System: Shelby County
School: Shelby County Board Of Education
  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 3192


Personal Economics


Students will be able to explain the various services available to protect consumer rights. They will develop a PowerPoint presentation in their student achievement teams which contains the required information along with a question section. This presentation will then be used in class for a review activity prior to testing.

 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 7
8 ) Appraise the relationship between the consumer and the marketplace in the economy of the United States regarding scarcity, opportunity cost, trade-off decision making, and the stock market.

•  Describing effects of government policies on the free market
•  Identifying laws protecting rights of consumers and avenues of recourse when those rights are violated
•  Comparing economic systems, including market, command, and traditional

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.7.8- Recall that consumers have to make decisions based on resources and scarcity; recognize examples of consumer and marketplace interaction; identifying economic systems, including market, command, and traditional.

Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 7
9 ) Apply principles of money management to the preparation of a personal budget that addresses housing, transportation, food, clothing, medical expenses, insurance, checking and savings accounts, loans, investments, credit, and comparison shopping.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.7.9- Identify the principles and purposes of a budget; identify wants and needs and recognize that each has a cost, including food, clothing, shelter, entertainment, utilities.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 7
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Local/National Standards:


Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will be able to explain the role of government in protecting consumer rights. Students will be able to explain the role of private organizations in protecting consumer rights.

Additional Learning Objective(s):

 Preparation Information 

Total Duration:

Greater than 120 Minutes

Materials and Resources:

PowerPoint Guide - the teacher will prepare a guide for the students to use in order to guarantee pertinent information is found and included in the presentation
Notes - the students will use the notes from class to help fill in the PowerPoint outline
Textbook - students will gather information for the presentation from the textbook
PowerPoint Outline - 7 slide template handout for students to fill in prior to entry into computer lab (see attachment)

Technology Resources Needed:

computers, printer, Microsoft PowerPoint or other presentation software, LCD projector (optional)


Students must have been introduced to Microsoft PowerPoint prior to this unit in order to complete the task in the allotted time. If this is the first time for the students to use PowerPoint, an extra day will need to be allowed for basic instruction on how to use PowerPoint.

1.)The teacher will hand out the PowerPoint guide to the students and explain each requirement listed. The guide can be obtained by opening the PowerPoint included. Follow the instructions in the notes section of the first slide.

2.)The students will be given the seven slide outline handout and begin filling in important information which comes from the notes given in class and the textbook. The seven slide outline handout can be obtained by opening the PowerPoint included. Follow the instructions in the notes section of the first slide.

3.)Students are introduced to the material. Use the PowerPoint included to get an idea of the what the students should learn in this lesson. Each slide of the PowerPoint will explain requirements and options for successful completion of the presentation.

4.)The students will get into their teams and divide the areas required by the PowerPoint guide equally among the team members. For example: Each team member would put together the information for one slide.

5.)Upon completion of the slide outline, the group will clear the outline with the teacher before going to the computer lab or classroom computers.

6.)The students will go to the computer lab or classroom computers and begin entering the information from their outlines into PowerPoint.

7.)After the students have completed the PowerPoint presentations, they will present them to the class the next day. Teacher evaluation of presentation success will take place at this time.

8.)The class will participate in the presentations of each team of students and will answer the questions listed at the end of each presentation.

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Assessment Strategies

The most appropriate assessment of this activity would be a rubric developed by the teacher which evaluates the students' success in completing the activity and addressing all requirements.





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