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There are many learning
opportunities to explore at the local grocery store or supermarket.
I developed a good relationship with the local grocery store
manager in the area where I taught. He used to provide me with class
sets of weekly advertising specials. He also enjoyed giving my
students a tour of his store and he had the employees in the store
tell the students what their jobs were.
I taught my students about
making shopping lists, coupons, sales, BOGO (Buy One and Get
One) comparison shopping, unit
pricing, sales tax, how to read food labels, freshness codes,
advertising, name-brand, store brand and the generic alternative.
They also learned about product placement.
My Money and Budgets page
Have your students learn about all the job opportunities associated
with supermarkets (many of which are behind the scenes). Practice
filling out job applications.
Grocery Store Jobs Online
Jobs & Applications
We also read articles about items that were rated by Consumer Reports
Show students how to be environmentally conscious by using
reusable bags when shopping.
25 Reasons to Go Reusable!
Consumer Price Index
Consumer Jungle - Students
USPS Postage Rate
Catalog Choice -
Eliminate unwanted catalogs you receive in the mail
PackTrack - track packages