Lesson Plan

Picturing Goods and Services

Help your students “picture” the difference between goods and services! In this lesson which integrates art, reading, and social studies, your students will both find and create examples of goods and services.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to recognize the difference between goods and services. Students will be able to locate and identify examples of goods and services. Students will be able to sort pictures into the categories of goods and services.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Introduce the lesson with examples of goods. Distribute old magazines that can be cut apart.
  • Tell students that a good is something that someone can buy or purchase.
  • Show the students how to find and cut out a picture of a good from a magazine.
  • Ask the students to find one good in a magazine that can be cut apart.
  • Once every student has one example, call the students back to a whole group.
  • Tell the students that they will be learning about the differences between goods and services. Remind them that services are actions that people need and receive.