Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building Lesson for Grades 3-5

Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building book cover

In this lesson, students learn about human resources, productivity, human capital, and physical capital. They participate in three rounds of a reasoning activity. From round to round they receive training and tools to help them improve their reasoning ability and thus increase their productivity. Students will then listen to a story about how the Empire State Building was built and identify examples of key concepts mentioned or shown in the book.

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

Book written by Deborah Hopkinson / ISBN: 978-0-375-86541-1. This book is available in print and electronic format.

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 Talking Book LCCN 2013993182.

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