Uncle Jed's Barbershop Lesson for Grades 3-5

Uncle Jed's Barbershop book cover

Students listen to the book Uncle Jed's Barbershop, about an African-American barber who, despite significant setbacks, saves enough money to buy his own barbershop. From the story, students learn about saving, savings goals, opportunity cost, and segregation. The students participate in a card game to further investigate what it takes to reach a savings goal.

•  Lesson (pdf)

•  Whiteboard (SMART/notebook)

•  Whiteboard (ActivInspire/flipchart)

• Q&A (pdf)

Parents: View the Q&A using Uncle Jed's Barbershop.

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

Book written by Margaree King Mitchell / ISBN: 0-8050-4703-4. 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 Braille LCCN 94991411 and Talking Book LCCN 94999403.

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