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.

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Audience:   Elementary School
Language:   English
Subjects:   Literature, Economics
Resource Types:   Lessons, SMART/Promethean/Whiteboard
Concepts:   Saving, Decision-Making, Banks, Opportunity Cost
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