The Tortilla Factory Lesson for Grades 3-5

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Students observe the teacher produce a paper taco and then produce their own paper tacos. Students learn about the productive resources and intermediate goods used to make final goods and services. They listen to the book Tortilla Factory and identify the productive resources and intermediate goods used to produce corn tortillas. Students classify the resources used to produce their paper tacos.

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

Book written by Gary Paulsen / ISBN: 0-15-201698-8. This book is in print and available.

This book is available on for free to schools and students with reading barriers.


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Education Level: Pre-K-5
Subjects: Literature Economics
Concepts: Factors of Production/Productive Resources
Resource Types: Lesson
Languages: English
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