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Systems Thinking in Social Studies and Drama

Students develop problem-solving skills and their understanding of money as they think about what it might cost to purchase and care for a pet. Using a read-aloud book as a minds on hook for the lesson, students reflect on concepts relating to money, value and hidden costs. They work together, then in small groups to do addition, subtraction and multiplication calculations and solve problems related to the costs associated with pet care. Students use manipulatives and discuss a range of strategies they might use to solve the problem. They consolidate their learning with a quick write to summarize their own reflections and point of view

 

Introduction

 

Minds On

 

Action

 

Consolidation

 

Learning Reflections