How Daniel Got What He Wanted

“How Daniel Got What He Wanted” is the fifth video in the Explore Economics animated series. It will help students understand that people have to save to get the things they want. Daniel wants a new bike helmet and must earn income and save to reach his goal.

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In this lesson, students identify examples of borrowing, saving, spending, and receiving gifts. Then, students listen to a story about a boy named Daniel who doesn’t have enough money to satisfy his wants. In the story, Daniel learns that saving and borrowing are different, but both can help satisfy his wants. As an assessment, students will give advice to a friend about whether they should borrow or save and will tell why.

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Education Level: Pre-K-5
Subjects: Personal Finance Economics
Concepts: Saving Spending Decision-Making
Resource Types: Video Lesson
Languages: English
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