Saturday Sancocho Lesson for Grades 3-5

Saturday Sancocho

Students listen to a story and answer questions about a family in Central or South America that barters to get the ingredients for chicken sancocho, a kind of stew. The students complete sentences that record the various trades carried out by the family to obtain all of the ingredients for the sancocho. They also participate in trading activities that illustrate money's advantages over barter.

•  Lesson (pdf)

•  Whiteboard (SMART/notebook)

•  Whiteboard (ActivInspire/flipchart)

• Q&A (pdf)

Parents, view the Q&A using Saturday Sancocho.

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

Book written by Leyla Torres / ISBN: 0-374-46451-0. This book is out of print but is available used.


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Audience:   Elementary School
Language:   English
Subjects:   Literature, Economics
Resource Types:   Lessons, SMART/Promethean/Whiteboard
Concepts:   Trade/International Trade, Money
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