Name: _________________________________________________ Class Period: ____________ Date: ___________

Name: _________________________________________________
Class Period: ____________
Date: ___________
Wants and Needs
Directions: Take an interview of your personal belongings. Based on your findings, read and
complete the tasks listed below. If instructed, be sure to write in complete sentences.
1. List three things that are personal (private) wants.
2. List three things that are personal (private) needs.
3. Using complete sentences, respond to the questions below.
a. How do resources affect those wants and needs?
b. If you could only satisfy two of those wants and needs listed above,
which two would you select and why?
4. What is the difference between a public want and a private want? Give two
examples of a public want.