Students in my class learn about economics, budgeting, and responsibility through a hands on Classroom Economy. Since the beginning of the year, students have been earning money to spend in our class store. I hold class stores at the end of each 9 weeks. I received many donations from my principal, purchased a few things at the dollar store, and created passes for desirable opportunities. On shopping day, I auction off the most valued items to the highest bidder (this also flushes out a lot of their money, rather than just having set prices). I then call a few students up at a time to shop the remaining items at set price (students who are being the most responsible get to shop first!)
Students apply for classroom jobs each quarter. I tried to create jobs around real-world job options to make the experience as authentic as possible. The jobs earn varying salaries depending on difficulty and frequency/amount of time "on the job."