This lesson will introduce students to challenges faced by those who live in poverty due to homelessness, unemployment and/or low-income jobs. Students will read the book Crenshaw about a boy who creates an imaginary friend to help him deal with difficult experiences in life.

Grade levels: 6-8, 3-5
Content keywords: budget, income, expenses, opportunity cost, spend, saving, saving money, scarcity
Key Concepts: Economics, Personal Finance, Saving and Investing
Resource type: Lesson Plans
Time requirement: 30-60 minutes