Making Major Financial Decisions
Help students consider the various factors that go into making sound decisions on major expenses. During class activities, students will:
- Collect, graph and analyze data to answer questions (math)
- Assess advertising credibility and write a claim statement (English language arts)
- Use multiple research sources and evaluate their credibility and intended use (social studies)
With the digital nature of everything, there are now more opportunities for advertisers to get in front of students than ever. Learn how you can help your students make sound evaluations on an item before making that impulse buy.
Not All Cell Phone Plans Are Created Equal
Students learn that there are many different factors that influence the amount people pay for cell phone plans by collecting and graphing various data points from people they know and using that data to answer questions.
What’s in It for Them: Understanding a Source’s Incentives
Students will work together to separate fact from fiction when hearing product claims from a salesperson and follow up with a written claim statement of their own.
Who Has Your Back: Understanding Product Information Sources
After researching products by looking at reviews, advertisements, and social media, students decide what information is most helpful in evaluating whether or not to purchase an item.
Can't Trick Me
What influences you to purchase things? Students play a game to understand factors that influence buying decisions. Filling in a T-chart helps illuminate buying decisions.