The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies Lesson for Grades 3-4

The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies book cover

In this lesson, students hear a story about Brother and Sister Bear, who seem to want everything. The little cubs learn that they must make choices because they cannot have everything they want. Students follow along with the story by completing an activity listing all of the goods that will satisfy the cubs' wants. The students then take part in an activity to construct a word web and graphic organizer (table) to identify goods that will satisfy a want. They will make a choice, identify the problem of scarcity, and recognize their opportunity cost.

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This lesson plan is designed for teaching grades 3 and 4

Book written by Stan and Jan Berenstain / ISBN: 978-0-394-80566-5. This book is available in print and electronic format.

This book is available on https://www.bookshare.org/cms/ for free to schools and students with reading barriers.

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Education Level: Pre-K-5
Subjects: Literature Economics
Concepts: Scarcity Wants Decision-Making Opportunity Cost
Resource Types: Lesson SMART/Promethean/Whiteboard
Languages: English
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