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Cruz buys a car

Students experience an interactive adventure and answer questions about the challenges of buying a car.


Spend (Budgeting, Buying things), Borrow (Getting loans, Managing credit)


JROTC/ROTC (Servicemembers)

Grade Level

High school (11-12)


75-90 minutes

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Big idea

Making a big purchase requires time and preparation.

Essential questions

  • What are some things I need to keep in mind when I buy a car?
  • How do I compare options before I make a big purchase?


  • Understand how to handle sales tactics
  • Know how to plan for and research a large purchase

What students will do

  • Complete an online, interactive adventure independently or as a group.
  • Answer questions about comparison shopping and buying a car.

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Teacher guide


Student materials


Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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