Grade 2 - Work and Money
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Video Storyline: We use money to buy both needs and wants. People work to earn money to buy these items. Technology has made work easier over time. There are different types of jobs people can have. Some jobs are called service jobs, and some people called volunteers work for no money at all.
Video length: 8:29 minutes.
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Work and Money Cloze Activity
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What Would You Rather Be
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Work and Money
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Coral reefs are the _______ type of ecosystem in the world. They’ve been around for over _____ million years.
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Draw a scene from the video.
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Draw a picture of your future career.
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Topics Covered In This Video
People have needs & wants
Needs are things like water, food, & shelter
Wants are usually fun items like a bicycle or a television
Things that we don’t have enough of are thought of as scarce
Money can also be scarce because we often don’t have enough
We can get more money when we earn it at our jobs
People can choose many types of jobs
Some of these jobs are called service jobs
Other people may choose to work without getting paid. They are called volunteers
Some people may work in factories where goods are made
Goods are traded for money which means that we can buy or sell
Countries can also buy and sell goods with each other