Delivering the Goods K-2 Economics Lesson. In this lesson, students have the opportunity to complete an interactive activity that teaches them about providers of goods and services.
- To differentiate between goods and services.
- To encourage children to identify for themselves the names of the producers of goods and services.
Make sure students understand the difference between goods and services.
The lesson Woof! Woof! At Your Service talks about goods and services.
E. Botham and Sons: Cakes and Hampers for World Wide Delivery.
Beef Cattle: Here is an image of beef cattle.
Dairy Cattle: Here is an image of dairy cattle.
Sheep: Here is an image of sheep.
Poultry: Here is an image of live poultry.
Crops: Here is an image of crops.
Have the students complete this activity. As they work through the activity make sure they think about each question and then click on it to find out what the answer is.
Have students list examples of producers of goods and producers of services associated with schools. For example, teachers are producers of services. [Services: Custodians, Teachers, Administration; Goods: Textbook Publishers, Computer Companies, Cooks]
Have them list the goods or services each producer they listed provides.
In conclusion have students generate a list of local businesses and the goods and services they provide.
- Bake bread in school, discussing the process from the origins of the ingredients to suggesting all possible outlets and uses for the bread.
- www.botham.co.uk/ (An excellent resource to support this activity!)
Visit a working farm for a first-hand experience of the process of milk/meat production, and crop growing.
A selection of photos to support this activity and subsequent discussions:
“Wonderful...especially good for my special education students and I used it for their VAAP's.”