Social Studies - 2019-20
1.8 - Making Choices
The student will explain that people make choices because they cannot have everything they want.
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.
Terms to know
- cost: What you give up when you decide to do
- 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: