About halfway into our budgeting unit, we begin talking about advertising and eventually discuss this concept: the psychology of grocery store design. This is by far one of my favorite lectures of the year, and students are intrigued as we learn about a place they go to on a weekly basis.
Afterwards, students imagine they will need to buy groceries for a week and copy + paste what a weekly grocery list would look like for them. We present them in class, and it's wonderful to see the variety in food tastes in the classroom -- while also discussing how much each list would cost. We learn about new spices, new condiments, foods, etc.! One idea is to have a small potluck after this lesson with some of the foods from the lists!
- Presentation in Google slides on the Psychology of Grocery Store Design (you will be provided with a link and will be prompted to "Make a copy.")
- Interactive student note slides for students
- Ending assignment in which students make a visual grocery list for a week away.
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