Tool Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Title :  Budgets: How they work and how to use them

Discipline and Topic: Business/Physical Education

                        - Ordering supplies is a huge part of being an athletic trainer and running a program. With this lesson plan the students will cover what a budget is, how it works, and learn how to present one in a professional and organized manner.

Target Population :

Grade Level: Post-secondary

Population Characteristics: The population this is guided towards is a group of students who may be interested in entering college to seek a degree in an allied health profession. Students should be enthusiastic, hard working and good communicators with others. Also experience with computers and numbers would be valuable.

Lesson Groupings: Small groups


Curriculum Links : This lesson serves as a link from the previous plan of the duties of an athletic trainer. One of the most important duties in athletic training is ordering supplies. This lesson plan will educate students on what a budget is and how to propose one in an organized manner.


Objectives :

Students will be able to:.

            - understand more about the athletic training profession.

            - learn how to present in an organized and professional way.

            - show they know how to use computer programs to work with numbers.

            - gain some experience in the organization and administration section of athletic training.

            - calculate a budget.


Media Literacy Objectives  :

            - Identify capabilities and limitations of contemporary and emerging technology resources and assess the potential of these systems and services to address personal, lifelong learning, and workplace needs

            - Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications, communications, and productivity.

            - Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making in content learning.


Materials and Timing : Computer access to Microsoft excel program

            - each day will consist of two 45 minute lessons.


Scope and Sequence :

Day 1 :  

- Introduce and give a lecture on the budget topic of athletic training with the use of a power point presentation. (30 minutes)

- Present the assignment and split the class into different small groups (5 minutes)

- Present catalogues used for ordering supplies (5 minutes)

- Answer any questions (5 minutes)

                        Day 2 (1 week later):

  - Students will give short presentations on their budget projects (25-30 minutes)

- Class discussion on the presentations and what they learned with the   project (10 minutes)

- Questions about the project (5 minutes)


Supplemental Materials : Supply catalogues for ordering


Evaluation of Students : Rubric



1 point

2 points

3 points

Understand A.T. profession

Students  show little or no understanding of topic

Students show basic understanding of topic

Students show excellent understanding of topic and can answer questions in class

Budget presentation with the use of excel

Students show little understanding of excel program

Students present a program with some organization

Students present a program with excellent organization that is clear and easy to understand

Show proper use of numbers and calculations

Students either have no calculations or have mistakes

Students show calculations but budget is filled with some errors

Students have no errors with calculations and can explain their presentation

Calculate a budget

Students show little or no understanding of what a budget is

Students have an idea of a budget but have some minor errors in their presentation

Students show excellent understanding of a budget and how to organize one


Evaluation of the Lesson : The evaluation of this lesson will depend on how clearly the students can explain their budget and how it works. If the students can explain what type of budget they used and how it works, then the lesson was successful. Also if the students can present their information in a organized spreadsheet, then the goal of showing how to organize a budget and calculate one was reached. If the class presentations start a discussion that includes everyone, then it shows that the students enjoyed the lesson and may want to learn more about it.

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