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4th Grade Economics Resources and Economy

Lesson Plan # 4 out of 5

Summary of the Lesson Plan:

This lesson continues to teach students about resources and how they affect the economy, particularly in the West.
This lesson uses the Houghton Mifflin Social Studies textbook (p. 256-257).

Target Population:


Objectives:

4th Grade This lesson is designed for students at all learning levels Whole group, small group and independent practice

E.11.4.2. Define entrepreneur and identify those individuals in Nevada. E.11.4.3. Describe resources that are limited in Nevada and ways in which resources are shared.
Procedure:

1. Refer to notes on page 256 Get Set to Read Preview text: have students discuss the photographs and charts in the lesson. Draw Conclusions: Students may work in pairs to find facts. Students will build on background knowledge by discussing the geographical conditions that might make the West a good place to make a movie. Introduce vocabulary (national park, specialization)

2. As we read pg. 256-257 as a class, we will pause as I ask some of the questions given in the talk about it section. -How are natural resources of the West used? -What jobs are created because of the huge forests? -What industries depend on the Wests climate? 3. After reading and answering questions as a class, students will work on their Vocabulary/Study Guide (Unit Resources workbook p. 72) with teacher assistance when needed.

EDEL 453 Spring 2012

Karen Powell- Instructor

Submitted by: Christen Campbell

4th Grade Economics Resources and Economy

Lesson Plan # 4 out of 5

Assessment: Students will be assessed based on participation and by their completion of their vocabulary/study guide. Reflection:

What skills do students need in order to be successful with this lesson? Students need to pay attention during the reading in order to answer the study guide. How will you follow up or extend this lesson? I will use extend this lesson by having students do research about the national parks that are closest to us. They will be able to present their information to their peers. What can you do for students who dont grasp the concepts? I would let students work in pairs to identify the different industries in the West and why they are important. Where do you anticipate having problems with this lesson? If students are working in pairs, they might get talkative and not get as much work done.

Materials:

Study Guide/Homework (Unit Resources workbook p. 72) Houghton Mifflin Social Studies textbook (p. 256-257)

EDEL 453 Spring 2012

Karen Powell- Instructor

Submitted by: Christen Campbell