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Life skills

Grade 1

Money money!

Module 6


We need money for different things. draw eight examples of products that mom or dad must buy with money.

  • Write a sentence to explain where you would use your money, or what for.

This is what our money looks like!

  • Place real coins underneath the page.
  • Scratch with your pencil on the paper.
  • What happens?
  • Tell your friends what you see!

I am the consumer

  • Take a good look at all the pictures. Which of these products or services are used in your home every day? Colour those pictures.

This is how my family earns money

  • In each block draw one of your family members busy earning money.
  • Colour these pictures.
  • Choose which products you would like to buy with your money.


Learning Outcomes(LO’s)
THE ECONOMIC CYCLE The learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the economic cycle within the context of ‘the economic problem’.
We know this when the learner:
1.1 recognises the roles of members of the household as consumers (e.g. saving, buying);1.2 identifies different advertising media influencing needs and wants;1.3 identifies the value of the different units of money used to buy things;1.4 starts understanding that goods (e.g. clothes, food) and services (e.g. electricity) have a price;1.5 identifies ways in which income is earned through members of the household who are working (e.g. parents working, earning pocket money).


This module deals with money and its importance. It may be a good idea to link the module to Mathematics, and learners should have ample opportunity to work with money and solve money-related word problems.

  • Discuss why we need money. Learners must explain the importance of money in our every day lives. Help them to distinguish between products and services. Sometimes one needs money to buy a particular product, and sometimes one needs it to obtain a service.

Task : Draw pictures and write a sentence to illustrate everyday situations where money is used.

  • Explain to the learners what a consumer is. They must understand the fact that we are all consumers in different ways. We all purchase different products and services. Even if we do not purchase a certain product/service ourselves, we may still use it. Being a consumer brings certain responsibilities. We must not let food go to waste, should use products sparingly and should recycle waste materials. What is one’s responsibility when one consumes these products and services?
  • Learners have now become aware of the necessity of money in our daily lives. We need it to purchase essential products and services. The question is: how do we get money? Learners do not always understand that money is earned and that parents have only a certain amount available. Perhaps learners think that their parents get money from the bank or the ATM. Explain to them that their parents have to work in order to earn a salary. Without money no products or services can be bought. Allow learners to explain how they earn money as a family, e.g. their parents that work, money they earn themselves through chores at home, or by receiving pocket money from their parents. Learners must also learn to use the money they earn responsibly
  • Give each learner a little bag/purse of money’ (it could be paper money). They must count the money in the purse and then decide which product(s) they would like to buy. They may of course decide to ‘save’ some of the money, but they may not exceed the given amount. They must stick these in the supermarket trolley on page 7.
  • Explain to them the difference between products/services that we need and those we want . You need food, but you do not necessarily need shoes. Also discuss advertisements. Point out to them that businesses use advertisements to convince us that we really need something (even if we don’t) so that we may buy their products. Let them bring examples of advertisements to class and let them explain why they would like to buy a particular advertised product.
  • Let them play ‘shop’ in class. For this purpose they must have empty marked containers on a shelf, with a price list. They then ‘buy’ each other’s products. It could be fun to have a ‘bank’ where they could ‘draw’ money.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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