Unit 4: Needs and Wants

Everyone has needs and wants. Food, clothes, shelter, and love are needs. Wants are things people do not need in order to live, like toys and books. To get the things we want, we need money. Most people work to earn money. Some people work at service jobs that help others. Some people have jobs that produce goods. People like farmers can grow goods. People can also make goods in places like factories. Some people do jobs without getting money in return. They are called volunteers. When you buy or trade for goods or services, you are being a consumer. Because we all have needs and wants we are all consumers.