Shop 'Til You Drop
Social Studies, Math, Information Technology
Needs and wants, Decision-making
Mail-order catalogues on this
- On small pieces of paper, write dollar figures from $30 to $100, the
of rooms in a house (bathroom, kitchen, living room/parlour, bedroom), and
specific year between 1940 and 1975.
- Have students pick pieces of paper with a dollar figure, room, and
- They must then shop from the most appropriate catalogue and compile an
that is appropriate and within budget.
The task could be to furnish a living room for $100 in 1950, or a
for $30 in 1960. Students will practice computation and budgeting skills
developing critical thinking.