Lesson Plans > 2nd Grade
How "Good" Is It?
- The oxen pulling a cart – This image with the Ox-O-Mobile was taken on California Street as a publicity stunt for Cream of Barley. Photo: 1900.
- Interior and exterior photos of the Wittenmore & Brower Hardware Store at 210 W. State Street. Note: Interior photos from this time period are not common. Photo: 1909.
- Frank Larkin’s Cash Market was a corner grocery store at 112 Somonauk Street (1939-1944). Photo: no date.
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- What goods or services do these pictures show?
- Do we still need these goods or services today? Why or why not?
- Begin by having students identify possible definitions for a good or service. Explain the actual meaning of a “good” or “service.”
- Show pictures of past times in Sycamore. Ask students to identify what goods or services are provided in each of these pictures.
- While discussing the pictures, question students about whether these goods are still needed today. How do we obtain these goods or services today?
- Continued conversation could evolve around why these goods or the methods for obtaining them have changed.
Students can illustrate a type of good or service that they will need when they grow up. In addition, they could write the definition of a good.