Shop 'Til You Drop
Language (reasoning and critical thinking, listening, and oral
Social Studies, Math, Information Technology/Technology Studies
Needs and wants, Decision-making
Historic catalogues on this site
- On small pieces of paper, write dollar figures from $30 to $100, write
names of rooms in a house (bathroom, kitchen, living room/parlour,
and a specific year between 1940 and 1975.
- Students must select a dollar figure, a room, and a year.
- 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.