Students use comparison shopping techniques and a decision-making model to decide on purchasing healthy foods to sell at a class bake sale within a budget.
I can make purchasing decisions by using comparison shopping techniques and evaluating my choices.
Local Print Flyers
Idea Web (see attachments)
Comparison Shopping Techniques (see attachments)
Shopping Chart (see attachments)
Let's Shop! Take-Home Activity (see attachments)
Calculating discounts and unit rates
Idea of comparison shopping
Using charts to compare and contrast ideas
What makes a healthy food choice
- Teacher introduces a scenario: the class is planning a bake sale to support a charity and must choose four healthy food items to sell.
- Groups use an Idea Web to reflect on their possible choices within a budget.
- Teacher introduces Comparison Shopping Techniques which students will use as a reference. The Shopping Chart is explained and flyers (print and online) are made available.
- Teacher divides class into small groups and sets the budget for the bake sale based on the financial reality of the community.
- Students use the flyers to complete their comparison Shopping Chart.
- Teacher has each group choose a few foods to share with the class. Students address price, benefits and factors that influenced their decisions. Class chooses the top four foods.
- Class creates a “Smart-shopper Strategies” chart to demonstrate the need to plan, budget, use comparison shopping techniques and understand needs and wants as consumers.
- Which food(s) would you purchase? Justify your reasoning.
- How do comparison shopping techniques influence purchasing decisions?
- Reflect on the idea of organizing bake sales with a focus on healthy choices. How do you feel about this?
- Let's Shop! Take-Home Activity (see attachments)