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.

Braille and Talking Book versions are available via the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled. Library of Congress catalogue numbers are provided for accessible versions. The books can be accessed through BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download). The book is available in Braille LCCN 96995913.

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Education Level: Pre-K-5
Subjects: Literature Economics
Concepts: Trade/International Trade Money
Resource Types: Lesson SMART/Promethean/Whiteboard
Languages: English
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