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Buy Groceries: Wish you had a dollar for every time you heard "But we'll NEVER use this when we grow up"? Using the newspaper grocery ads inserts, "give" your students $100 to spend. A great combination of math, health and social studies.
Credit Cards for Kids: With the trend of targeting college grads with credit card offers now shifting to college freshmen instead, banks might also soon be offering them to high school students as soon as they turn 18. Get your kids ready for the real world by having them calculate a 40 hour wage based on minimum wage, and for an art-related project, make their own credit cards. Then turn them loose with newspapers and catalogs, buying what they want, and figuring how many lifetimes they will spend paying them off at current percentage rates.

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