Kindergarten Unit Four: Celebrating Our Differences Sarah Blascovich Brown Teacher on Assignment Unit Four Highlights Unit Four Highlights To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda вЂў Read this wonderful book with your students! вЂў Discuss what a вЂњmarketвЂќ is, then help students identify goods and services found at the market. вЂў Identify how the woman in the story obtained the goods she wanted (money), and where she obtained her money. вЂў Have students connect this story to their own lives вЂ“ what do they (or their parents) do to earn money, as well as why they need to earn money. On Market Street by Arnold and Anita Lobel вЂў http://www.econed.org/html/lessons/data/On%20Market%20Street.pdf вЂў This is an alphabet book вЂ“ great for reinforcing basic letter sounds & phonemic awareness. вЂў This online lesson plan from the Maryland Council on Economic Education includes a great reaction sheet for students to complete after working with the story, as well as several group activities related to the GPS! No Extra Room on the Mayflower вЂў Using the linked resources, identify how people lived differently in the time of the Pilgrims. вЂў Have students identify what the Pilgrims would have needed during their voyage on the Mayflower, and immediately thereafter in North America. вЂў Use the linked interactive assessment, too! http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lesson=EM675&page=teacher Literacy Resources: Sarah MortonвЂ™s Day, Samuel EatonвЂ™s Day, TapenumвЂ™s Day, On the Mayflower вЂ“ Kate Eaton 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving; Margaret Bruchac, Catherine Grace, Cotton Coulson Teaching Unit Three: пЃ¶Culture пЃ¶Review how our celebrations of both Thanksgiving & VeteranвЂ™s Day are unique and similar to other countriesвЂ™ celebrations. пЃ¶Discuss different kinds of celebrations вЂ“ how some are happy, and some are sad. пЃ¶Discuss different ways of celebrating, and how different families can each celebrate in their own way. пЃ¶Help students understand that because of what our American culture values, most jobs are open to most people. Teaching Unit Three: пЃ¶Scarcity пЃ¶Review what money is, and how we use it. пЃ¶Discuss why money is necessary in our society. пЃ¶Review scarcity as introduced in unit one, and connect to have a scarcity of resources (including money). пЃ¶Practice making choices AND explaining why one choice is better than another. пЃ¶Review scarcity as a part of the two holidays in the unit.