The following lesson plans were developed and peer reviewed for MakeCentsWV by current West Virginia teachers. Each lesson plan is mapped to WV standards and follows the “5 E’s Instructional Model” (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate). You are encouraged to use these lesson plans and make them your own.

All teachers implementing a MakeCentsWV Lesson Plan in the classroom should complete the following survey to provide feedback and input for future work. The survey is available here.

Please consider sharing your feedback, experiences, videos, and photos with us as you teach these lessons in your students by emailing makecentswv@educationalliance.org.

 Math: Learning to create and operate a business

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 Math and social studies: Earning income and buying goods and services: Building a classroom community

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 Math and social studies: What can we buy with money ?

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ELA and social studies: Early American life: The economy

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Math: Menu math

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Math and ELA: Planning a field trip

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Social studies: Mindful spending

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Social studies: Making better financial decisions

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Social studies: Budgeting

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  Part 1 Household Budgeting Know-How for the 21st Century Learner

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Social studies: The good, the bad, and the unknown of credit cards

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Social studies: The good, the bad, and the ugly of using credit and accumulating debt

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Civics: Economics – Stock Market Simulation

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