Economics is tough for people of any age, and it is important to teach the basics of it at a young age. This infographic from NPR does a great job of showing how the American dream has changed over the years.
With this infographic, share with your students the cost of having ones American dreams come true. Create a project in which your students must budget their own dream. This website has a great outline for such a project.
But begin with this infographic what the American dream looks like to others to give them inspiration.