This page will have the teacher understand the purpose, objectives, and learner characteristics of the Personal Budget WebQuest.


The purpose of this WebQuest is to help students understand the importance of education, the importance of budgeting, and the importance of staying out of debt.


Every student in the classroom will be faced with financial choices. Many students will not be taught the life skill of budgeting by their parent/guardian. This will give them a foundation of budgeting money.

Learner Description

This WebQuest is designed for high school students or college students taking a personal finance class.


It is assumed that the students have access to and can use the internet and word processing programs.

Instructional Objectives

After completing this WebQuest the learned will be able to

Standards Addressed

The State of Idaho does not have Standards outlined for classes outside core learning. The information in the WebQuest would help a teacher that is teaching accounting, personal finance, or a life skills class.

Subject Matter Description

This WebQuest follows the model developed by Bernie Dodge and Tom Marchmodel. It contains the following sections for learners:


Students will create a budget that will allow them to understand the concept of money. This budget will be assessed with the rubric located in the evaluation section of the WebQuest.