Messy Bessey's Holidays

Teach your class some fairly complex terms—factors of production, human resources, capital resources, natural resources, and intermediate goods—with a storybook (Messy Bessey's Holidays), plenty of visuals and handouts, and related questions and activities. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use this during a unit that focuses on resources
  • Invite pupils to come up with their own stories that involve resources; they can draw a picture and label the items accordingly
Classroom Considerations

  • You will need to either purchase or borrow a copy of Messy Bessey's Holidays by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack
  • In the included materials, you'll find two presentations for interactive whiteboards; these are not essential to the lesson if you don't have access to an interactive whiteboard
Pros

  • Comes with activities, printables, a worksheet, an assessment, and an answer key for the assessment
  • Answers to the discussion and reading questions are provided alongside the questions
  • While the terms are complex for such young pupils, the lesson does include scaffolding and reinforcement to support learners
  • Cross-curricular lesson combines language arts and social studies
Cons

  • None
Included Materials - Join to Access

  • Whiteboard (SMART/.notebook)
  • Whiteboard (ActivInspire/.flipchart)
  • Printable
  • Worksheet
  • Assessment
  • Answer Key