Teacher of Family and Consumer Sciences and Health to Middle- and High-School Students

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Cookie Jar Project For Cookie Types and Definitions | Family and Consumer Sciences

I’m a bit of a nerd for vintage pottery and glassware. I start our cookie unit geeking out a little bit about my favorite brands and styles of vintage cookie jars. I have a few on display. I explain to my students that they are […]

How To Remember English System of Volume Measurements | Gallon/Quart/Pint/Cup | Family and Consumer Sciences / Home Economics

To help students remember their English system volume measurements I tell them a story about the Great Land of Gallon. Draw a giant G and tell the students about the Great Land of Gallon The land is ruled by four queens. (Draw four Q’s inside […]

Practice Debit/Credit with Monopoly | Personal Finance | Family and Consumer Sciences


My students had a great time playing Monopoly for a day. They didn’t even seem to notice the learning objective attached: Keeping a running balance on a checking account.

Instead of cash students played with a checkbook register. Their opening balance was $1500. As they played they had to record transactions in their register and keep a running balance.

Download a blank checkbook register worksheet here. You could also have students write checks for every transaction if that was a goal for your students to learn.

Students who were absent played alone online here and turned in their balance sheet. I asked them to play long enough to fill at least half of the page.


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