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A Chair for My Mother Lesson for Grades 1-3

Students read A Chair for My Mother, about a little girl and her family who save money to buy a chair after their furniture is destroyed in a fire. Students learn that characters in the book are human resources who save part of the income they earn. Students identify other human resources, discuss how their work allows them to earn income and name strategies that will help them reach a savings goal.

•  Lesson (pdf)

•  Whiteboard (SMART/notebook)

•  Whiteboard (ActivInspire/flipchart)

• Q&A (pdf)

Parents: Learn more about the Q&A using A Chair for My Mother.

This lesson plan is designed for teaching grades 1, 2, and 3.

Book written by Vera B. Williams / ISBN: 068804074-8. This book is in print and available.

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Audience:   Elementary School
Language:   English
Subjects:   Literature, Personal Finance, Economics
Resource Types:   Lessons, SMART/Promethean/Whiteboard
Concepts:   Saving, Factors of Production/Productive Resources, Income