Social Studies - 2019-20

1.8 - Making Choices

The student will explain that people make choices because they cannot have everything they want.

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

No one can have everything he or she wants.

I have to make choices because I don't have to resources to get everything I want.

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

People make choices because they cannot have everything they want.

A decision-making model helps people make choices.

ESSENTIALS

Terms to know

  • cost: What you give up when you decide to do something
  • benefit: What satisfies a want

People cannot have all the goods and services they want.

People must choose some things and give up others.

All decisions involve costs and benefits.

Students make better choices when they consider the costs and benefits of their decisions.

Sample Decision-Making Model

Decision to be made:

Benefits

Costs

   

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 25, 2018