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In this lesson, students learn that saving is essential to economic well-being, especially in times of extreme economic downturn. They read Saving Strawberry Farm, a story about a Depression-era family attempting to save a neighbor's farm by waging a penny auction. Students hear about the lack of goods and services available and the high rate of joblessness during this terrible time. They simulate a bank run to see how even those with savings were affected. Finally, they learn that savings are safe in banks today.
This lesson plan is designed for teaching grades 3, 4, and 5.
Book written by Deborah Hopkinson / ISBN: 0-688-17400-0. This book is in print and available.
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