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All about Economics!!

Social Studies Lesson Plan

Give examples of ways people earn money. Submitted By: William Hall EDEL 453: Teaching Elementary School Social Science Nevada State College Spring 2013 Instructor: Karen Powell

EDEL 453- Spring 2013

Submitted by: William Hall

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All about Economics!! Social Studies Lesson Plan

B. Summary of the Lesson Plan: This lesson plan is designed for 1st grade students to learn about the many different ways that people earn money. A book titled: Money, Money, Honey Bunny and a small group activity about earning and spending money will be used to teach this lesson. C. Student Population: Grade Level: 1st grade Skill Level: students at all learning levels Grouping: Whole discussions and small group for activity

D. Materials: Money, Money, Honey Bunny Journals Pencils & markers Items for school store List of jobs Play money

E. Objectives: NV State Social Studies Standard E9.1.4- Give examples of ways people earn money.

. Student friendly objectives:


E9.1.4- I can give examples of how the different ways people earn money.

F. Procedure: 1. Explain: First I will explain that we will be learning about the different ways people earn money. Call students attention to the book that we will be reading and the activities we will be doing for the lesson. Identify & discuss what a job is and how people use them to earn money. Introduce key words that will be used in the reading and activity.

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All about Economics!! Social Studies Lesson Plan


2. As a class we will discuss how they think people make money. We will define what a job is and they will all write down at least one job that earns money in their journals. 3. Students will then gather on the reading rug and I will read them Money, Money, Honey Bunny stopping along the way to ask relevant questions about the story. We will discuss the different ways that they have all received money like allowance and such.

4. Next we will have a class discussion about different jobs and list as many as we can on the chalk/white board. 5. Lastly each student will be assigned one of the jobs on the board along with a salary of play money. This money can then be used in the school store where they will have to decide what things they need to buy with their earned money. 6. Ask questions as an ongoing check for understanding Focus on these questions: What is a job or career? How do people use jobs to make money? What are some other ways that people can earn money?

7. Closure: Discuss key concepts of the many different things that people do to earn money.

G. Assessment: What will you use to measure student understanding? Write a journal entry about a job that you would like to do to earn money. Explain how you will know students understand the concepts from the lesson. If students are able to identify that, jobs and services, are a way that people earn money I will know that they understand the concepts. H. Reflection: 1. Which part of the lesson do you think will be the easiest for you to teach? I think the easiest part of the lesson will be teaching them about how jobs are the most common way people earn money. 2. Which part will be most challenging for you to teach? The most challenging part will be to teach them the other routes people take to earn money. 3. How will you follow up or extend this lesson? I could extend this lesson by having them interview one of their parents at home about their job and other ways that they earn money.

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All about Economics!! Social Studies Lesson Plan


4. What will you do for students who dont grasp the concepts? I would have these students work with peer tutors or if there are multiple then I would sit down with them and work with them one on one.

5. Which part of the lesson, if any, do you think might need to change? At this point Im pretty happy with the lesson I think adding a video could be helpful for the more visual learners. 6. When you were writing this lesson plan, what was the most difficult part? The most difficult part was deciding on whether or not to add a video.

Resources: Money, Money, Honey Bunny, By Marilyn Sadler (Random House Books for Young Readers, January 24, 2006)

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Submitted by: William Hall

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