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This lesson will teach the difference between producers and consumers. It provides an interactive way for students to get involved and actually become producers and consumers.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will distinguish the difference between a producer and consumer by identifying pictures of producers and consumers. Students will demonstrate their understanding of producers and consumers by becoming producers and then consumers of cookies.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
Students will work cooperatively in groups. Students will listen and follow directions in a cooperative learning activity.
Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Dictionary, The Little Red Hen by Lucinda McQueen, 4 bags of cookie dough mix, oil, water or other ingredients required for the particular brand of mix purchased, 4 large mixing bowls, plastic cups that premeasured wet ingredients will be poured into , cookie sheets, napkins, use of cafeteria oven
Technology Resources Needed:
Computer with word processing program and clip art, LCD projector and screen (optional)
Students should already understand the importance of following directions. Teacher should make arrangements with cafeteria manager for use of an oven on the day of the activity.
Students will identify producers and consumers in pictures found on the Internet. They will also draw pictures of producers and consumers.
For advanced students the lesson can be expanded to include the topics of goods vs. services and an introduction to division by helping cut the cookie into parts.
As a general introduction or remediation to this lesson teacher may visit the school cafeteria with students, explaining that the cooks produce the food and the students consume it at lunchtime.
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