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Organizing a book launch

  • Level: Elementary school
    Age group:
    Students ages 6 and 7
  • When:
    November and December

Areas of learning:

  • Career planning and entrepreneurship
  • Citizenship and community life

Main objectives

  • Differentiate needs from wants
  • Explain a dream clearly
  • Become familiar with the cost and tasks related to planning an event
  • Find ways to financing an event

Preparation

Students learn to differentiate needs from wants and to reflect on dreams.

Task 1 objective

At the end of this task, students will be able to differentiate needs from wants.

Instructions

  1. Organize a discussion on needs and wants.
  2. Hand out the My Needs and My Wants
  3. Ask them to cut out the images and to arrange them on the sheet according to their understanding of needs and wants.
  4. Have the group talk about the activity and do the same exercise on the board to give students the opportunity to verify their answers.

Teacher's notes

Examples of questions to ask:

  • What is a need?
  • What is a want?
  • What is the difference between a need and a want?

Feel free to give an example of each.

Task 2 objective

At the end of this task, students will be able to explain their dreams clearly to the rest of the group.

Instructions

  1. Ask students about their dreams.
  2. Show the kite-shaped word map on the board. Then, complete the map with the students' dreams, divided into categories.

    Examples:

    • What I want to be
    • What I want to do
    • What I want to have
    • What I want

Teacher's notes

Examples of questions to ask:

  • Since when have you had this dream?
  • Who would you like to share your dream with?
  • What do you particularly like about your dream?
  • What could you do to make your dream a reality?

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