Just One Resource - COMPARE: Find an Apartment

Feb 25, 2019
Just One Resource
Just One Resource  


 In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later. 

[The Resource] COMPARE: Find an Apartment

The Gist: Students go apartment hunting using actual apartment listing websites! 

The Best Parts:

  • First, students watch a video that includes helpful tips on what to look for and how to go about the apartment hunting process.
  • Then, students calculate how much they can budget for rent based on the average college graduate's starting salary (OR, using a salary estimator based on the major they plan to study in college). 
  • Using actual apartment listing sites, students find and compare 3 different apartments in a city of their choice. 
  • After selecting 1 apartment to live in, students reflect on the overall process of apartment hunting! 


For more fun activities, be sure to check out the Activity section of the NGPF website!

About the Author

Sonia Dalal

Sonia has always been passionate about instruction and improving students' learning experiences. She's come a long way since her days as a first grader, when she would "teach" music and read to her very attentive stuffed animals after school. Since then, she has taught students as a K-12 tutor, worked in several EdTech startups in the Bay Area, and completed her Ed.M in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is passionate about bringing the high quality personal finance content and instruction she wished she'd received in school to the next generation of students and educators. When she isn't crafting lesson guides or working with teachers, Sonia loves to spend her time singing, being outdoors, and adventuring with family and friends!