How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
Making an apple pie is usually easy for the young baker except when the market is closed and no ingredients can be bought. The reader is taken on a journey around the world to find the finest ingredients to make a delicious apple pie.
Interested in using this resource in your classroom? Check out the posters that go along with this book: Productive Resources, Natural Resources, Human Resources, Capital Resources, Interdependence, Specialization, Trade & Money.
Author: Marjorie Priceman
Reading Level: 3.1
Grade Level: k-2
Accelerated Reader Level/Points: .5
Publisher: Knopf Books, Dragonfly
Describe the problem at the beginning of the story.
The ingredients for the apple pie could not be bought because the market was closed.
List all the natural resources and ingredients that were gathered from each country to use in making the pie.
Italy – semolina wheat
France – chicken for eggs
Sri Lanka – bark from the Ku Rundu tree for cinnamon
England – cow for milk, ocean – sea water for salt
Jamaica – sugar cane for sugar
Vermont – apples
After all the natural resources and ingredients were gathered, it was time to make the pie. Identify the capital and human resources needed to produce the pie.
Human resources – girl
Capital resources – grinder, bowl, stove, pot, churn stove, pan
Explain why the pie in this book probably tasted better than if the market had been open.
The little girl gathered only the finest ingredients for the pie.
When you go to the store, are the goods you buy there sometimes made in other countries?
Yes! Goods produced in many countries are found in our stores.
Do producers in our country sell goods to other countries?
Yes! Our goods are sold to people all over the world.
Extra Credit: What do we call goods that we buy from other countries?
What do we call goods that we sell to other countries?