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The Berenstain Bears: Old Hat New Hat Lesson for Grades 1-3

In this lesson, students make a choice about what they want to eat for dinner, but then they are asked to trade with a partner and discuss whether they like their new dinner better. Based on this discussion, they learn about preferences and how they help us make choices. Students then hear a story about a little bear who looks at many hats to see if he can find a new one he likes. Students will relate key concepts from the lesson to the story and create a hat to discuss their own choices and preferences with the class.

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This lesson plan is designed for teaching grades 1, 2, and 3.

Book written by Stan and Jan Berenstain / ISBN: 0-394-80669-7. This book is available in print and electronic format.

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This lesson received the 2015 Curriculum Gold Award from the National Association of Economic Educators.
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Audience:   Elementary School
Language:   English
Subjects:   Literature, Economics
Resource Types:   Lessons, SMART/Promethean/Whiteboard
Concepts:   Decision-Making