First Grade Social Studies
Monster Musical Chairs
This lesson teaches the students about scarcity. We talk about what makes items scarce and when we notice that we have less of a certain good. We talk about why goods, like fruit, are more expensive during the winter. We finsih the lesson with a game of musical chairs.
The Cost and Benefits of the Three Little Pigs
What can "The Three Little Pigs" teach us about decision making?
One pig wanted to hurry and build his house so he could go out and play. Does that sound like one or more of your students? One pig spent a little more time building his house, but he still skimped on quality so he could go and play. When the wolf came, down went the houses! The cost of doing quick work hardly matched the benefit of being able to play!Students will be given examples of decisions and they will identify the cost or benefits of those decisions.