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A Chair for My Mother

In the story, A Chair for My Mother, a little girl and her family save money in a jar to buy a chair after their furniture is destroyed in a fire. In this lesson, students will learn that characters in the book are human resources who save part of the income they earn. Students will identify other human resources and state how the mental and physical work of those human resources allows them to earn income. Finally, students name strategies to reach a savings goal.

Introduction

In the story, A Chair for My Mother, a little girl and her family save money in a jar to buy a chair after their furniture is destroyed in a fire. In this lesson, students will learn that characters in the book are human resources who save part of the income they earn. Students will identify other human resources and state how the mental and physical work of those human resources allows them to earn income. Finally, students name strategies to reach a savings goal.

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Learning Objectives

define human resources, income, saving, and savings goal;
provide examples of human resources;
determine a savings goal; and
state strategies for reaching a savings goal.

Resource List

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Process

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Conclusion

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Extension Activity

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Assessment

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