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If you Give a Mouse a Cookie
Source: EcEdWeb | Type: Lesson

A little mouse shows up at a young man's house. The young man gives the mouse a cookie and starts a chain of events. Learn about unlimited wants, and goods and services.

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Good Lesson for Cause and Effect    February 4, 2010
By: Stover, L
This is one of those lessons that takes few materials, not much time, contains a big fun factor, and teaches some major concepts. The primary students get a kick out of the fact that the mouse really does a good job of going through one good and/or service after another.
However, when the book is introduced to older students they quickly comprehend the concept of cause and effect. The grasp of this concept is invaluable when students start making connections concerning historical events, current events, and economic consequences. (I used this lesson with sixth graders when they had completed an assignment in much less time than anticipated.)
 

Review from an Education Student    March 2, 2010
By: Graddy, H
This is a lesson that well-encompasses several different areas in one, between the economic concepts presented to the literature standards met, and ideas that can be applied to every subject, like cause and effect. The lesson is set up well, and requires little prep time, which makes it a good lesson to have on hand for the times you need a little bit of filler to flesh out a lesson or assignment.
 

Cause and Effect    September 13, 2012
By: Albertson, M
Everyone needs to learn the concept of "cause and effect." This lesson provides a good background to help reinforce this concept in kids' minds.
 

Great Lesson for your students!    September 23, 2013
By: Dahlberg, S
Great lesson for your students. Goes along with the book " If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" and it makes the students listen to the story, they get to be creative, and is a great class discussion.
 

Good thought-provoking lesson    September 25, 2013
By: Albright, C
This lesson is great for students to think deeply and come up with story boards. However, I would modify it to be more hands-on.
 

Fun book and lesson    February 7, 2014
By: Waddell, G
This is a great book and introduction to an economics lesson. It helps students learn the concept of cause and effect.