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ERIC Number: EJ1002604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
Providing a Global Education for Refugee Students: An Activity about Personal Budgeting
Quaynor, Laura J.; Hamilton, Carrie
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v25 n2 p12-15 Nov-Dec 2012
In this article, the authors describe how a teacher (Carrie Hamilton) can scaffold and connect social studies concepts to a variety of students' experiences in meaningful ways. They draw on findings from Laura J. Quaynor's study about social studies education for immigrant students who are also refugees. Together, they discuss effective pedagogic tools that educators can use when working with refugee students, and offer examples of how to apply these tools while planning and teaching a lesson on money management for sixth graders. In a three-day unit of study, students interviewed parents or other adults about their money management experiences, for example, asking about first jobs, budgeting, credit cards, saving strategies, etc. Students then created their own personal budget, listing income and expenses that might arise in their own futures as adults. Students used U.S. Department of Labor salary estimates for a variety of careers, as well as pricing guides for typical goods and services in the United States that the authors distributed as a handout. At the end of the lesson, students reflected on the differences between their parents' responses and a "personal budget of the future" that the students created. (Contains 14 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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