The Have a Good Day Cafe Lesson for Grades 3-5

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In this lesson, students learn how businesses use advertising to influence the choices consumers make. Using magazines, students see that advertisements use a combination of facts and opinions to influence tastes and preferences. Students also listen to a story about a Korean-American family that owns a food cart. They learn how the business changes as a result of competition and how business owners can influence consumers’ tastes and preferences. Working in groups, students create print advertisements for the food cart in the book to see firsthand how advertisements can influence consumers’ choices through tastes and preferences.

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This lesson plan is designed for teaching grades 3, 4, and 5.

Book written by Francis Park and Ginger Park / ISBN: 978-1-60060-358-7. This book is in print and available.

This book is available on for free to schools and students with reading barriers.


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Education Level: Pre-K-5
Subjects: Literature Personal Finance Economics
Concepts: Consumers/Producers
Resource Types: Lesson
Languages: English
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