This cooperative learning lesson addresses the four economic industries: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, & Quaternary Industries. A nation's economy can be divided into various sectors. Understanding these are important in understanding how our nation's economy works. You students will have fun and learn a lot about these industries!
Students bring in food items such as cereal, canned goods, or anything that can be donated to a community food pantry. Make arrangements with the local food pantry to drop off or pick up the items. The items will be used for the lesson.
Students will use higher-level thinking skills to demonstrate how a product can begin in a Primary Industry and end up in the Quaternary Industry, and how each industry can play a vital part in how products are made and distributed.
This lesson includes:
°A PowerPoint on the four economic industries
°Short reading assignment: "From Where Did Your Product Come?" Page 4.
°Authentic learning experience using real food to understand the four
°Detailed teacher instructions