Saving Strawberry Farm Lesson for Grades 3-5

Saving Strawberry Farm book cover

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.

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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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Audience:   Elementary School
Language:   English
Subjects:   Literature, History, Economics
Resource Types:   Lessons, SMART/Promethean/Whiteboard
Concepts:   Wants, Saving, Great Depression, Banks
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