Lesson: Phase 2

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Lesson Objective

Students will develop an itinerary and budget

Lesson Plan


Computers, guided worksheets, SMARTBoard, journal prompts

Warm up:

Journal entries (related to the road trip) that will be written on the SmartBoard daily

Teacher Input:

Students must budget carefully, and make sure that they have an emergency fund. Each group will determine how much they want to save for that. Two days (February 18th) before the budget and itinerary are due (February 20th due date) the teacher will present them with an emergency, such as a flat tire, and they must budget both the time and the money into it. Students will use Microsoft Word to type up the itinerary after a handwritten copy is approved. Guided worksheets will be provided to help students think about what they need to write on an itinerary. Students will develop their budget in Microsoft excel using a template after completing the itinerary.

Guided practice:

Teacher will assist students in working together as a group. Teacher will also provide websites that need to be used, helping students to help each other. Students will provide the teacher with a hand written copy of the itinerary to approve before it is typed.

Independent practice

At the end of the project, students will complete a budget using Microsoft Excel, and an itinerary using Microsoft Word. The guided worksheets will help them to complete this part of the project.

Academic Support:

Students are to work on assignments for other classes. Those who do not have an assignment are to read a self-selected book. 


Tomorrow we will continue to develop our itinerary and budget. Any assignments that you have completed need to have your name and the teacher’s name on it, and I will place it in their box today.

21st Century Goal:

    * Creativity and Innovation – Students must use their imagination to plan this trip. Students must also be creative in how they plan to travel from state to state on a limited budget.

    * Critical Thinking and Problem Solving – Students must work together to solve the problem of where to go, what to see, and how to deal with obstacles that are thrown in their way.

    * Communication and Collaboration – Students are working as a team to create the finished product.

    *Information Literacy – Students must read for information to glean the information being asked for by the guided worksheets

     *ICT Literacy – Students will use the internet for research

     * Life and Career Skills – Students will learn how to manage money, goals, and time. Students are also learning how to manage products and produce results.

IEP Justification

            This project incorporates math calculation, math reasoning, reading comprehension, and written expression. The expectations for each student is differentiated based on the students IEP needs. Teacher support is also differentiated based on student needs. Students will be grouped heterogeneously based on strength areas. This encompasses a variety of IEP goals, including prior mentioned areas and goals based on interpersonal skills.


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